Hi to you all.
We've been wanting to move to Oz for as long as we can remember but have never been in a position to either afford it or have never had the qualifications to be able to be accepted over there. But after 30 years of marriage, 3 adult kids later, a few qualifications later we finally have been able to apply to come over as RGN's. For the past two years we've worked hard to save for all the bits you have to pay for (you know the sort of things I mean, like medicals, visas, Nursing registration, etc). We've hopefully got someone coming to rent the house, and even if we don't we've decided that (after doing the sums) we can just about to afford to leave the house empty. Our youngest son is coming over with us on our visa (457 Temp working visa which we hope to change for PR when we feel the time is right) and our two eldest intend to come over when we have settled after 12 months or so. We're on target for meeting the costs of air fares, container, etc etc. Sooooooooooooooooooooo what's the problem you might ask?
Well, there aint one as such, but here's the thing......................................:embarr assed:.having worked hard to get to within a month of leaving for a country we know is better for a plethora of reasons........................................... ....We're 'bricking it'. Is this usual? did anyone else have panic attacks at the last minute having not really thought about it when they were busy organising it all? Is it natural to think 'are we doing the right thing?' I know we are but it feels like I'm in a swimming pool looking up at the diving board 20ft above me thinking 'that looks easy'. I've climbed up tha ladders with everyone watching me and walked to the edge, and as the row of 10 and 12-year old kids line up waiting patiently behind for me to jump, I just can't bring myself to do it!!! I know we ARE gonna do it, but I feel sooooooo scared. Did anyone else feel like this? We've been to Adelaide and we came back after a few weeks reccy, knowing that it was the place for us. we've got jobs and everything. I know it's just last minute nerves and I just need to take the leap of faith. just wanted to know if everyone else felt the same.
Apologies dor the big thread and Cheers for any feedback you give which will inevitably make me feel easier!!