I’ve been wanting to write a post like this for some time, trying to process how much my life is about to change. I don’t even know how to put into words how I’m feeling right now. I’m so excited yet my anxieties are starting to become high. This is something I have wanted for so long, since I can remember it’s been my dream to travel the world.
I’m not going into this chapter of my life with rose tinted glasses on, I know there will be days when all I want to do is be around my family and home comforts.
I’m well aware there will be times when I feel sick of travelling around and long for consistent nights in my own bed. I’m ready to embrace all the emotions and obstacles this world will throw at me.
I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my soul mate, Joe. I am blessed that he is willing to come on this adventure with me. My dream has became our dream. Over five years together, It excites me that some of our best memories haven’t been created yet.
My career in nursing has been playing on my mind. I have been undecided about continuing whilst living in Australia. Thinking it would be nice to have a break, to learn a new skill and have less responsibilities within a job.
The reason Joe and I have waited this long to travel was because I needed at least two years experience to be able to work with most nursing agencies in Australia.
Having to start the process before I leave the UK has been a big drawback. Who knew sending qualifications and transferring your registration could be so daunting? There’s many complications including having to complete my revalidation before I leave (something the NMC requires nurses to complete every three years in the UK). With that said I do believe the positives outweigh the negatives. We will see what happens in the next couple of months.
Our packing list is complete, bags have a collection of travel stuff by them. Initially said we’d do a trail run to see the weight but now refusing to put it away, the excitement is real. Visa’s sent off and accepted. Our beloved car Trudie will be in safe hands with my parents until our return. We’re slowly making our way through our life long possessions and my mountains of clothes. Narrowing it down to a few boxes of things to keep in England that have real sentimental value or attachment to us. Feeling inspired to live a much more minimalistic lifestyle which comes naturally with living out of a backpack I guess.
The time has almost come, I’m excited to have all the time in the world to read, to explore, to paint and to grow. I plan to write a following post 50 days in.
Thanks for reading x