Thursday, August 27, 2009

The art of relocation

Nothing can quite prepare you for what you will experience when you move to a totally new location. Where will you live, what will you do, who will you meet? All of these and more are questions that constantly run through your brain at all hours of the day and as of yet no real answer.
I spent most of the day on the "Where will you live" part of the long list of things to do and with no avail I have no answer. We did find one place- brand new and beautiful, but it's hard to settle on something just 3 days after you having arrived here in NZ. Today the questions were just swirling around me and I was trying to pin them down one at a time. I took myself out for a flat white and surrounded myself in realty magazines most of which I had no idea where the towns listed with homes were located, let alone if it was even close to where I was.
I give so much credit to those people that move on a regular occasion, if there was one piece of advice that would help me what would it be??? Right now it is for me "Give it to God and let go." If anyone can handle this cloud of questions He can.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We made it...hooray!

We finally made it here...Ashburton NZ! After a 30+ hour day of flying and waiting and flying some more we arrived. The best part is that we went to Venice beach, carryon luggage and all and caught some Cali rays. Thomas walked down the pier, suitcases trailing behind with all the other beach bums and fishermen there. It was classic!
Day 2: Its surreal to wake up and realize you really are living in another country. It's almost completed. Today we went out for a wee wander in the buggy then to grab a trolly for some groceries, then back for lunch. it's so fun the way everyone talks and how I have translate everything. Here is my list so far:)
buggy= stroller
wee wander= little walk
buggered= tired out
bloddy hell= OMG
tea= dinner
Tune in next time for more vocab lessons!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A new day...

The best advice I have heard today is, "take it one step at a time." Life come at us so quickly sometimes it's hard to just take it all in let alone succeed in it. We can cope if we take a moment to break things down into small tasks that add up to the larger ones before we get too overwhelmed. I haven't mastered that art yet, but we are all works in progress.