As I'm still adapting to the changes of moving countries (and let's be honest, this will continue for a loooong time!), I thought I would do a little thought vs. reality post on how I'm getting through it!
Thought: It's still warm outside. This cannot be happening, seeing as it's November. This really is July and I'm back home in Canada.
Reality: It actually really is November and really is still warm outside. That's the way it's suppose to be down here. No pretending it's July.
Thought:I'm going to get mugged and murder, and no one will ever find my body. (You would previously find me saying this about Toronto as well.)
Reality: No one really cares who you are or what you're doing. Plus, no one wants to mug you. You pretty much only have $2 on you at all times.
(And don't worry, I'm not a U.S.A. hater; I just clearly come from a small town up north and moved somewhere considered WAY bigger to me, haha.)
Thought: How will I ever survive without all of my favourite Canadian food and drink brands?
Reality: (Goes to grocery store) Oooo, I've never tried this before because it hasn't come to Canada yet! PLUS, when my family visits, they can bring me a food care pack. Double score.
(Side note: And yes, I'm still set on writing words like 'favourite' the Canadian way.)
Thought: I've so going to start saying "y'all" all the time once I'm living in the south.
Reality: I will bring shame to the word if I start using it.
Thought: Wine is so much cheaper down here.
Reality: WINE IS SO MUCH CHEAPER DOWN HERE!!!!!!
I really am excited to be down here, and I'm hoping to not let the change of my old routine try and stop me from enjoying myself. I am a creature of habit, so this might be good for me!
Have you ever made a big life-changing move not knowing if and/or when you would move back to where you started?
Me touching the Sydney Opera House!
^^By far the biggest life change I ever made, but knew it was a temporary one!