Becks22

How long for normality to return?!

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    Hi all,

     

    the packers are coming on Wednesday to pack our life up and take it away to ship next week! The anxiety levels are pretty high, still chucking the jeyes fluid around etc!! Then we live out of a suitcase for four and a bit weeks before flying out on 2nd July. So assuming it takes a few weeks until we get settled in to a permanent rental, and have sorted out everything we need for our new lives.....does it all settle down after that?! Up until 2 weeks ago I was all chilled and in control, now I struggle to process any thoughts at all! I'm thinking/ hoping that maybe 2 months after arrival life might be a bit calmer? I know it will all be worth it, but I wish I was rich and could have a planner to sort our lives out :arghh:

     

    would love to hear from anyone who is still settling! Although you have been there for a year and not yet settled, don't comment! :wink:

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    Hi there, Sorry we are nowhere near the packing up and going stage yet, but I love to read on experiences of others, I too wish money was n object to just pay a team to sort the lot! :biglaugh: Good luck with it all though. :jiggy:

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    I'd say once you are working it feels normal and you settle quickly then. It feels like a holiday for a while.

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    I think normal life returned after about 3 months - when I was working, we had our own rental, kiddies were at school but I really think it was 2 years before I started to feel like we were settled (by that time we had our own place). I actually wish the initial period had lasted a bit longer.

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    I think it depends on how you cope and adapt to the changes and differences. But all being well, it won't take you too long. I think for me it was a couple of months of feeling like it was more holiday than living here but once I started working and we got into a regular routine with school, work, activities and so on things soon fell into place. Once we bought our own place, about 7 months in, that was when it really felt complete and that we truly lived here, though having said that, even 2.5 years on I still squee quietly when I see a koala or a yellow tailed cockatoo or blue tongue lizard. Or when I drive up the hill away from the city and into the quieter roads nearer home, its so stunning and I love it.

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    Hi Bekcs, we arrived just over 6-7 weeks ago so can totally relate to what you're going through. Like you, we sent our removals on a month before we left which I'm glad we did as our stuff arrived the day we moved in to our longer term rental so it was perfect. For me things are starting to settle down as I am now working (although having gone from working from home in the UK to a commute everyday to the CBD has been a shock) What takes time is re stocking the cupboards and getting or the initial registrations etc sorted. It's been a little harder arriving as we go in to winter as i come from from work in the dark and it's getting pretty chilly in the evenings and mornings so a bit like UK in some respects. It is without a doubt an emotional roller coaster and you will probably think at times "what have we done?". It is worse if like me you are impatient and want everything sorted straight away...it takes time. Now we are beginning to feel more settled in the house, we now need to start to meet people so we have other people to talk to other than the kids and each other!! Where is your initial rental when you arrive? Ping me and O will be happy to answer any questions you have, although still new to this ourselves!!

     

    regards

     

    Sarah

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