Sunday, October 17, 2010

from melbourne to sydney...

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius


A few weeks ago as I was just beginning to emerge from the newborn fog, my husband came home with the news that we would have to move to Sydney (from Melbourne) as soon as possible. For the past 4 weeks, he has been living in Sydney Monday to Friday working and looking for places, while I have been living the life of a single stay-at-home mama. The past month has been challenging to say the least. Although we are leaving family and friends, I am eager to move and to be in the same city as my hubby as a family. We finally found a quaint little house in an area we are familiar with. The movers arrive Wednesday, and we will be sleeping in our new home Saturday night.


This has been a lovely first home for us and we will miss it dearly. I will also feel lost without my beloved mother's group, supportive parents-in-law and dear friends. I am heart-broken for North, who has made many friends here in Melbourne and who will now be missing both sets of grandparents. The move is not permanent but we will most likely be there for a year or two. I will keep my head high, look forward to nesting in a new space and take comfort in the fact that when one door shuts, another door opens.


xo

23 comments:

Prairie Mother said...

Congratulations on your move! I know it's tough but there is something/someone/someplace special waiting for you in your new home. I've moved 7 times in 7 years....and I love it! My son actually wants to move to Australia next! I've found so many wonderful adventures. I know its tough, especially being away from hubby, but it will make you a stronger more resourceful momma!

http://prairiemother-prairiemother.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-gypsy-life-never-ending-road-trip.html

nocton4 said...

love and best wishes for settling in your new home xx

TammyJ said...

best of luck with the move Meagan. I hope it all goes as smoothly as possible for you and you are able to settle in nicely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meagan,

I have been following your blog for about a year now and am excited that you are moving back to Sydney. Are you near Mosman again? Although I'm working and don't attend our mothers group I'm sure you are very welcome to re join!!! Others in our group have also had 2nd babies....
Let me know if you want contact details again.
would love to take time and catch up on a monday or tuesday when I don't work
happy moving.... and although sad, it's never dull!!

charlotte
x

Rhiannon said...

Hi Meagan,
I have just started to follow your blog two weeks ago, and I love it. You have some amazing ideas, and it is so nice to hear about your little ones. I have a little boy who is 7months today. Wishing you all the best on the move to Sydney, I hope it is a bit warmer up there for you, Melbourne is just too cold at the moment. Look forward to hearing about the move and how you settle in to your new life.
And enjoy being a famly again with the four of you!
Rhiannon :) xx

Jaclyn said...

i know how difficult moves can be...you'll be surrounded by sunshine and happy summer memories for North and Indigo before you know it!

Gina said...

Goodness! I'd be freaking out. Especially with a new bub. But of course you have to go. I wish you all the best in finding a wonderful local supportive network wherever you end up living... may good friends spring out of the woodworks as fast as possible. xx

Cass said...

Praying that all goes smoothly. Email me with your new address. :)
Hugs, Cass

Mrs B said...

Hope your move goes nice and smoothly :-) We had something similar on the cards but it has been put on the backburner for now.

And I agree when one door shuts, another opens. Great sentiment!

Jeana Marie said...

I hope your move goes really well, as you would well know moving is difficult & stressful, but exiting too!
Wishing you the best.
xo,
J

Kate said...

I wish wonderful new adventures for you guys in your new home.
When our Indigo was a couple of months old we packed up our lives and moved here. It seemed enormous and overwhelming but it was the best thing we have ever done.
I hope you feel that way really soon too.

Kristi said...

i am a little sad your leaving melbourne and a TINY bit jealous your moving to sydney. sending you the warmest thoughts.

One pair of Hands said...

Wow! That's big. A new baby and all that packing as well. Sydney's nice. My brother lives there and finds it exciting. North will settle in and make new friends very quickly, your blogging friends are only as far away as your keyboard and it sounds as though you have a mother's group to join so it's all go. Only drawback is being separated from family support but a good excuse for Grandparents to visit. Good luck and have fun.

Sarah Stewart said...

Well done on the serenity you have at this time. A big move at a busy time in your life. Hope Sydney greets you with sun and a smile. It has been lovely today and a great day for the beach. :)

Tania said...

And....breathe....

When you guys move, you sure move fast! I hope it was a log-like slumber, that first sleep - and that you find your feet quick sticks.

Ooty said...

As a child (well until the age of 20!!!) I did not live in a place for more than 1 yr. Due to my father's work we had to move every year all over the country and out of state as well, times were challenging at some points BUT today as a grown up I can tell you that it all was for the best. So I am more than positive that sweet North will benefit from it, and so do you all as a family.
I wish you all the best!!!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

I hope the move goes beautifully for you and your family. Sydney and all it's best bits are waiting for you.

Gaby said...

That sucks that you have to move when you don't want to! But as a fellow Canadian who followed her australian hubby to Sydney, I must say that I love it. I've become very attached to the yoga studio I go to, the beaches we visit, and my little neighbourhood (or 'suburb' as they say here). Good luck getting settled back in!

Catherine Lowe said...

oh what a time to move! well wishing you best of luck with it, and enjoyment ahead as you discover a new place :) Fun

Catherine said...

I hope the move goes smoothly and that all of you settle in quickly. I can only imagine how daunting it all must feel but you have a wonderful adventure ahead of you with your beautiful family by your side. Take care, thinking of you. xo

jodi said...

hi darling,

let me know where in sydney you are. The woman that runs our steiner playgroup also does one in sydney and i know you will learn so much from her.

xx

Kylie said...

Good luck in Sydney - as you say 'one door closes and another opens' enjoy the time and emerse yourself in this new city.

Enjoy this new adventure (says she who has had 7 adventures in as many years and is glad to being staying put this Christmas)

dillpickle said...

Oh, goodness! That's a huge change for you right now! I hope you settle in really quickly. Just remember that if you find you need to compromise on any of your sustainable living choices over the next few weeks, it's OK. It's most important to do what you need to to cope with the transition, even if it's not ideal under normal circumstances.

All the best xx

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