Thursday, 31 December 2009
The grass is greener...thats why I want to be there! :)
Do you believe that someone can be born in the wrong place? Can someone really have a connection to another place without being born there or even having lived there?
I am almost obsessed with moving to the UK. I'm driving my husband mad.
When I say moving, I mean staying a year and then deciding what it's like, renting our house here so we dont throw away our future in one flight of fancy.
We visited the UK in 2002 for 4 months, we went over just before Christmas so I did exprerience bad weather, low light, dark dark nights and bronchitis caused by bad Birmingham air and dampness and still it didnt put me off the idea of living there. Everything about England appealed to me, the history, the beauty, the towns, villages and cities, the people, the laneways, cobbled streets, moors, dales, fens, broads...*sigh* I am obessesed I know. I even listen to UK radio, watch UKTV, download UK shows, books, plays...My Dad was Scottish so that fueled my first magical images of Scotland, and my Mum was a lover of British literature, history and Royalty, was that where it all started?
Anyway, my poor husband who loves his job here, earns a great wage, has a real love of his own country that I lack, said he may give it a go if I can prove to him that we wouldnt lose everything or be much worse off! So Im now scouring job sites, immigration sites, real estate etc trying to see if this could work.
I should mention I have many relatives in England and Scotland who I'd love to know better, BUT I also have my best friend and cousin here in Australia and basically she is the one doubt I have about moving...I would miss her soo much!!
BUT should I do it? am I living in a dream world, grass is greener etc...I like Australia but I simply hate the heat, I dread Summer, the depressingness of the parched earth, straw coloured grass and red earth, the sport culture, bad educational standards compared to Europe...the isolation! People by the score move out here for the very things I dont like ;) As I sit here in 38 degree heat...I just want to leave :( Maybe it's me, Im in a rut, I feel like something inside me is squeezed shut and cant be released here...