Okay if you saw one of my previous posts - 6 Irrational fears about moving to Australia (Click Here to view!) then you will obviously have gathered that I am going on a Working Holiday Visa to Australia at the end of the year.
I'm headed to Perth,Western Australia and plan on having a decent chunk of time off just to enjoy the beach and adjust to the new lifestyle (and the heat!). After around a month the job search will commence..I'm hoping to get back into hairdressing as I miss being in a salon so much!
But why did we pick Australia instead on NZ or Canada?
(It was a toss up between the three)
1. We have friends in Perth, WA
Travelling is always easier when you already have somewhere to stay. Luckily for us our friends there have their own pad and are letting us crash there while we settle in. We are more than welcome to stay with them but I think after two and a half years of living with J's parents we are ready to live alone, just the two of us!
2. The Adventure.
We are going into this with no idea of the outcome. We could get sponsored, we might wanna come home after 3 months. We might stay in Perth, we might not. Australia is big and vast and has a lot of variety so it's definitely a big old adventure for us.
3. The Wildlife and the Scenery.
Jody wants to go shark diving and I want to make friends with koalas/quokkas/wombats and any other animal I can possibly see. It's got a massive diverse range of creatures and we wanna see em all.
4. The Beaches and The Sunshine.
As we all know the Uk isn't famed for it's weather. We arrive in Perth (which is meant to have the best beaches) at the height of summer and can't wait to lounge around for a bit..With factor 50 on of course.
5. The Lifestyle.
Everyone has head of the chilled out Aussie lifestyle. Who wouldn't want a piece of that?
6. Getting Away from our Hometown.
I love North Yorkshire. I am so proud of being a northerner and how beautiful the county is...But I need to get away. I need to leave Js family home, have a career change and a bit of a lifestyle overhaul! I feel stuck in a bit if a rut I suppose.
And the main reason?
7. If we don't go somewhere now we might not have the chance again.
Once you hit your twenties time seems to fly and before you know it you have a mortgage, a people carrier and 2.4 kids. I don't want to have any regrets!
All in all I can't wait and things are starting to get very real now...82 days to go!