Some posts are more personal than others and this is for sure a personal one. This is very much a “diary entry” type of post. Of course, my blog is not my actual diary (because duh this is on the internet for the whole world to see), but whenever a change is coming my way I like to document it with a relevant blog post.
So here we are, September 2020, just under two years since I moved to Preston, and we are moving again. Alex and I are moving back to Cyprus. In fact, I am in Cyprus already but the official move will not take place until Alex joins me and we move into our own place (which will be happening any day now). In total, I have lived abroad for five years. Considering I was studying for three of them, it really doesn’t seem like a long time, however, it was long enough. We could have perhaps stayed for a couple more years but with getting engaged and planning a wedding this just seemed like a good time to make the big move.
Let me tell you, change is scary! We are moving to Cyprus (my home and Alex’s second home), which is a place we are both very familiar with, however, it is still a big change for us. After moving to Preston it took me five months, yes five, to land a full-time job (I was actually working two part-time jobs) and I am not looking forward to going through the same thing again.
I am so happy to be moving back home where all my family is! I am so happy to be so close to all of them. Alex also has a lot of close family and friends in Cyprus and I am so happy to be closer to them as well. I am excited to be in the sun again and have blue skies even during the winter months and I cannot wait to get to swim in the ocean!!!
I am so looking forward to this move but at the same time, I am so scared. I hateeee being out of a job so that is the number one thing that worries me. I am also moving to a different city! Which again, I am really looking forward to it, but it is one more thing to get used to. I barely know the city and don’t even let me get started on how I am going to get around the place. I haven’t drove a car in two years and now I will have to drive in a whole new city?! Up until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t have a car either and that was another major wthing stresssing me out. Luckily Alex found me a -very cheap, beat-pu- car so now I have one less thing to worry about. “Adulting” is stressful so I don’t want to take anything for granted and be grateful for every little thing that works itself out.
It honestly takes guts to decide to make any sort of big change. Even if that change is to move “back home”. I had started to get my life together, I had two jobs, I was happy with my salary and I loved my teaching job. I had to decide to leave all that behind and move to a new city without a job or a car (which is a necessity because public transport pretty much sucks in Cyprus). It was a lot. So I guess what I am trying to say is that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. The sun is great and all, but at the end of the day I need to get a job, be smart and responsible with my money, pay my bills, be independent and be able to live a comfortable life.
More than anything I am so happy Alex and I are going through this big change together. We can count on each other because we know better than anyone, what we are going through and we can lift each other up. I am actually really excited to start my life in a new city and discover new places. I am also really looking forward to moving into our new (for us) place. I cannot wait for our boxes to arrive from the U.K. and spend a whole week unpacking, moving things around, organising and turn thatt place to home.
I am sorry if this post has been all over the place but this is literally what my brain is like at the moment. One minute I am buzzing with excitement and the next I am freaking out about all the things I have to get sorted. All worries aside, I am genuinely so happy to be back home. I am so happy to have my best friend close to me, my sisters, my parents, my whole fam!
Wish us luck with it all & thank you for reading.