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Be Careful What You Wish For

Isn’t it funny, there are people that spend time, vast amounts of money and suffer tons of stress to begin what they think will be a new life in Australia. There are people that are financially secure, will be mortgage free in Australia and things will ‘go their way’. They may however, feel despite what they have, they miss what they don’t have – Great Britain, family and friends.

Isn’t it funny, there are people that spend time, vast amounts of money and suffer tons of stress to begin what they think will be a new life in Australia.

There are people that are financially secure, will be mortgage free in Australia and things will ‘go their way’. They may however, feel despite what they have, they miss what they don’t have – Great Britain, family and friends.

There are the people that migrate with little money, no house to sell and people that may or may not miss them in England. They will have to work twice as hard to succeed financially and again, although still feel homesick, also feel trapped because they feel they have nothing to go back to.

Some people might find that now they have caught the ‘tiger by the tail’ so to speak, it’s not as they imagined it and the homesickness is so painful, they return to the UK.

{mosgoogle right}And don’t forget the people that have found everything has fallen into place. Money or no money, it feels right, they are where they want to be and its everything they have wished for and more.

If you say your life is going swimmingly, then someone will say you have ‘rose tinted specs syndrome’. If someone says they miss the UK and the pain of that is so bad it’s almost physical, they get called a moaning POM for merely airing their opinion.

I think it takes incredible courage to move to another country, my sister has done it (Cyprus), my husband has done it. And we are trying to do it again. It takes guts and determination to make it work and just because someone has shed loads of money, well that wont buy determination either will it? And if someone is less well off, well that makes them just as determined.

It also takes courage for someone to decide it wasn’t for them. To face family, friends and start again back in the UK. The paradise wasn’t what they imagined, their feelings didn’t match up. Just because people have found out Australia wasn’t ‘home’ and have come back, it may well make the people dreaming of that chance angry.

That’s just it, dreams are personal, they belong to each and every one of us and we cant impose ours on others. It’s the right of all of us to do what we think is best for ourselves and it would be nice to be supported in that. My dream is for my husband and I to move to Australia. Any part will do and we will give it a ‘fair go’. Nope, we are not rich, and we have no house, but if you can put a price on ambition and determination, then yes, we have it all. And while we are waiting, I want to wish everyone who is making the move, the best of luck.

If it’s your own slice of heaven, fantastic and enjoy it. If it’s not for you, well done for putting yourself through this stressful process, and I hope you find where you want to be.

I know with Abdel and me, there is a piece of our life missing, which felt complete when we were in Australia and we didn’t need to search for anything anymore as we had found it.

So good luck to people making their own way in the world of migration. And remember it takes two sides to make a balanced point of view.