“You can’t steer a ship that is not in motion.”
We moved to the United States on May 22, 2007, from New Zealand, knowing we would be here for 2 or 3 years. At 3 years, my wife was pregnant with our youngest son so we postponed the return.
A while after our son Cade was born we sent emails to our friends in New Zealand to let them know we were going to be moving back there. We said if they knew of places to live or jobs available to please let us know. At that point in time we got no concrete offers.
We were clear that we were going to move back; however, we didn’t know where in New Zealand we were going, when we would go, what the job would be, or how any of this happen.
It seemed like a lot of people didn’t understand how we could commit to make the move without these things being in place. We had our moments of doubt as well, but in the end, we took action anyway.
We had enough frequent flyer miles to purchase two tickets and were not sure where the other tickets would come from. We were gifted additional frequent flyer miles by a family member, these were enough to purchase three more ticket. The only date that worked to get all five tickets with the frequent flyer miles was December 4, 2011. As we took action things got more clear and things started to fall into place.
Friends in New Zealand offered to help us find the right home and automobile. Those things are waiting for us on our arrival.
Calls came from other friends with job offers and I now have work in New Zealand.
Once we were committed and took action, we began to move forward. And while the path didn’t appear the way we thought it would, we still moved toward our destination.
“You can’t steer a ship that isn’t in motion, and the journey to the destination isn’t a straight line.”