Now the terror is setting in....
We are moving on an 457 sponsored visa....initially it is for two years but my hubby has the option to extend his contract and then go for permanent residency. I was totally fine with the move until today. It suddenly hit me that i wont be here for my dads's 65th celebrations in oct....my beautiful dog will be going to live with my parents in a fortnight and we will be moving to a country that we have never even seen before and leaving behind our jobs. My hubby is fine as he is getting his ideal job in oz but im going to be a teacher starting right at the beginning again (been there, done that and not looking forward to repeating it!)
The shipping companies are all coming by this week and we can expect our furniture to be packed up within a fortnight. Our house is already on the rental market and we are just about to hand in our 4 week notice at work...the fear is setting in absolutely
Is this normal? I thought that i was all set and really positive but now all i can think of are the things that can go wrong and all the bad things that could happen! I find myself obsessd about things like finding new friends, fitting in in oz and missing my family. I know that these things will sort themselves out but at the mo it is all that i can think about!
Any advice would be much appreciated!
so normal..........we are here two years now and you would have me kicking and screaming to go on a plane!!!!....I am a teacher too and that was the worst thing for me going back to the bottom after 15 years....Hi my name is Monica and I'm your relief teacher......very hard...BUT...it gave me a good chance to look around soak up information and learn learn learn about the system.....very quickly I got a years part time contract...turned others down because I had the advantage of knowing where I wanted to be. After two years my career is on the move...I am now an advanced skilled teacher and am going onto a leadership course.
So be positive....we knew no one and now I am inviting 100 friends to a party....we socialise every weekend and have a great bunch of friends....we had no jobs to come to....a house on the internet and two little boys in tow!!
Fate really is a wonderful thing. I am so grateful for the opportunity. What we always said was if we dont like it then we'll come back...its an adventure.
I wrote down on a big piece of paper with pictures what we wanted too achieve in the first two years....kept us very positive. Yes there will be hard times....and oh no what are we doing times but they build you as a character and I am proud to call Adelaide my home
All the very best
ps we are Scottish too.....
It's so normal it's untrue!
I'd think you were weird if you did not have doubts and worries.
Considering the bad things that could happen will mentally prepare you for them in the very,very slim chance they do happen.......... It's called realism!
Rather this than head in clouds and exceptions far too high!
Read back through posts on here and it all becomes apparent.
Share on this forum as well - plenty of support here as a lot of us have gone through it:):)
yeah I know.....better than mcHaggis!!!!!
Thanks Monica, sometimes i just get bogged down in the negative! It is great to know that my time spent teaching here might just be recognised but it doesnt feel like it when the reg board are demanding a letter from uni stating that i have at least 49 hours teaching experience!!!!! 49 hours is a quiet week...:D
Where in scotland are you from? Think i will def miss the diet irn bru but i hear its available in some shops!
Last edited by allie; 18-07-2009 at 12:39 AM.
thanks tyke..im sure it is normal :) just very starange to get my head around at the moment!
ps i like the yorkshire style name - conjures images of wrinkly tights!;)
I was the same being negative but I think its nerves!!!!!I found all the teaching red tape a nightmare and wait till you come and apply for jobs...they are not interested until you do teach here and then you get taken on and on again and again. We are from Glasgow.......haven't had irn bru since coming here...don't miss anything just close friends but one is coming out in December. We are now applying for permanency which will make me feel more secure here.
Hope you are referring to Norah!
Originally Posted by allie
"Tyke" is another name for a Yorkshire man.
I'd struggle with wrinkly tights and my pink budgie smugglers.