You may be seeing some new things on Bizzy Dayz, new places, new houses, new adventures. And this is the main reason that I have been so absent.
You see, over the last few months , my husband and I , have been making some rather big , life changing decisions. All which have been consuming every space inch of my heart, and head. Even blogging, which has always been a safe haven and retreat for me, didn't even get a look in.
We decided to move. Not just houses, not just suburbs, but towns. And a town over 1300 km from where we lived. Where I grew up, and everything that I have ever known.
Why? I know its the question on every ones lips. And believe me, if I had a $1 for every time someone as asked me that over the last few weeks, I would be rich, and probably wouldn't have had to move here in the first place! ha
The answer? Why the root of all evil of course!! MONEY!
We saw an opportunity, my husband applied, and he got the job!! A fantastic job, with an amazing company, working less hours, for a fair amount more money , and he is still home every night to tuck our children into bed and kiss me goodnight. What more could we ask for?
This is a life changing decision for us.
We have set a plan of 5-6 years (although everyone guarantees us we will be here for longer) and in that time, we can make such a difference to our finances that we can be more secure, for the rest of our lives. I may even get to be a stay at home Mum until I choose to return to work. Not because I have to return to work.
I get to have the liberty in doing so, that my Mother just didn't have, and regrets everyday of her life.
It hasn't been easy. Actually, it would have to be THE hardest thing I have ever done in my life.
Pack all our worldly possessions into boxes, load our lives onto a truck and then have to say 'goodbye' to my friends and family.
Leave the house that I really did love, in a beautiful suburb. The very house that we bought all 4 of our beautiful babies home to. To move to a place that I had only visited the one time ( on a site visit to check out everything before we made our decision), a place that I knew next to no one. Hell I don't even know how to get around or where I am going!! A concept that is so new to me , its not funny.
But one of the hardest things has been taking our 4 kids away from everything they have ever known. From 2 sets of Grandparents that they love and adore. Stella away from her school that she loved and her best friend that she loved more. The kids away from spending weekends at my parents block, riding around on 4 wheelers. From their Aunty and Uncle, and 4 awesome cousins. From everything they love. Taking the kids away from that has been THE hardest thing for me. I can cope fine. Adults know and adjust, children do not. One child, yeah no worries. 2 kids, would be hard. But 4 kids..... thats devastating. But thankfully they are still happy and smiling. Thats all that matters.
But after all of the emotion, all of the drama, all of the tears. We are here. We are loving everything so far. The weather is glorious (but do NOT ask me that in summer!!) , the facilities are fantastic and my husband is loving his job so far.
It has only been 10 days. I know I am still in the honeymoon period and I do desperately miss my family already but with care packages arriving, and the glorious world wide web, we have been able to still chat, face to face and that seems to be tying the emotions over so far.
The worst part? We are in short term housing. A fully furnished (and luckily very nice) house but its for anywhere up to 5 months. Five long months without all our gorgeous furniture. All the kids toys (we have a small amount here), all our linen and rugs, all of my cooking and kitchen ware and without our very comfortable bed!!
But its only for a short while, and we are making do with what we have. The kids haven't missed their toys yet, as there are so many wonderful parks around that we have been going everyday, sometimes fitting in up to 3 parks.
And we are together. We are a family and we are together. Everyday.
A short term pain for long term gain, and soon, this place will feel like home. Well that is what I keep telling myself anyway.
So, stay tuned for more moving adventures. Discovering new places, organising and decorating a new house (when its finally available ) albeit a company rental house, enjoying our new way of life.
Something new and different for everyone. Especially for us.
Its our new start. And as much as I am emotional and sad at times, I am happy, healthy and excited! x