We arrived in New Zealand on Dec 6 and stayed with friends until Dec 21 which is when our house came available. (A huge thank you to the Morgan’s and the Reynolds for all that you guys did for us) I can’t say we’re totally moved in yet (as we are still without furniture, like dining room table, chairs, etc) however, even though it’s a bit like camping in a house, it is still home. And it is good to be here.
Moving countries has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Ups, downs, hairpin corners, some of which were expected and others were completely out of the blue. We never got thrown from the ride on an unexpected corner; however, there may have been a time when we wanted off the ride. But, I know I chose this ride when we decided to move. I could either enjoy it and keep heading in the direction of our goal (with hands in the air and laughing) or complain and worry about it (which does no good). I suppose jumping off was an option too; however, that was definitely not headed in the direction of our goal. (Not to mention, the landing can be detrimental to ones health) All in all it was a fun journey, though I am not planning on doing it again. 🙂
Of course, that ride ended and a new one starts. The newest ride is me re-learning to drive on the left side of the road. And it is an exciting ride!