I read your post and although I cant imagine how hard it is when you have a whole family to move (There was only me when I moved as FH is an Aussie!) but I do understand the whole job and parents bit! I'm not going to fib to you...there are still some tough bits to get through! Leaving your parents, esp when they are very opposed to you is hard! BUT...you have a chance, however scarry, to live your dream and what an amazing dream it is! Job hunting is scarry esp when you are leaving a job in UK (in the current GFC). You said you work in AP - I do to and although I am not in permanent work I work non stop as a temp - they are crying out for good temps here! Which means that you can still earn while your looking for a permanent job. When are you arriving? If you would like the contact details of the agency I'm with PM me - they also have lots of offices in the UK and you can interview with them before you leave (That's what I did - it made me feel like I was being proactive!)
Try and stay positive because although there are still hurdles to jump the rewards can be amazing! Keep looking forward!
That prob hasn't helped much but hopefully knowing there are others who have made it through can be some support!
It's not untill this stage that you realise that the whole visa process has been just .....almost a game , not really happening....just heaps of waiting for the next stage.
Then it all of a sudden it hits home, just think why you started the whole process, even then you had good jobs and the same family.........your feelings are normal and EVERYONE has or had them, on our reccie jacqui was in tears after 2 hours of landing saying she hated it, then she cryed her heart out because she didn't want to fly home......women...... The whole family thing sounds like emotional blackmail and its the hardest part to get over i guess, we were very luck in having both our familys blessing. Stay strong and pull together the sunshine awaits ;)well it will when you arrive , its been pi**ing down for almost 3 weeks now.........eh.......but we need it.
Last edited by graandjac; 16-07-2009 at 09:08 AM.
No-one can be 100% sure on anything really in life, however I really belive its best to get everything as much as possible sorted in your own head, and fully focus on what your about to do, before you head over, because when you get over to OZ, you have so much going on mentally, its very exhausting and I believe this is why many land in OZ and say to themselves `what the hell have I done`, then its a uphill struggle to justify why you have moved to OZ, some can get back to the passion for being in OZ, some cant, and then some start thinking about life bk in the UK, which then begins to become an obsession, until you actually only focus on getting bk to the UK, so OZ doesnt stand a chance to win you over, it doesnt even enter the equation. Alls I am saying is you really have to want to fully go to OZ 110%, and not be worrying about things that may never ever happen. Hope all goes well for anyone moving over, its a big big thing, biggest thing I ever did in my life! but couldnt have been that daunting, as Im definatley going to be doing it again.