Back in May, I wrote a post called “Why I’ve Decided to Pack my Bags” it was a post that I had made announcing that I was moving to New Zealand on January 18th, 2017.
Well guess what. Sometimes life happens and plans unfortunately have to change. Like my plan to move to New Zealand.
I just recently spent five weeks in South America (blog posts coming soon) and upon my return I found out that the job I had previously had was no longer available.
Three days prior to flying to South America I finished my University Degree. That means that for the first time in almost 17 years I am not in school, and for the first time since I was 15 I am not currently working.
It’s a strange life that I am currently living. It’s very different from what I’m used to, and the job search in my hometown is quite discouraging, and almost non-existent.
When I first found out I was coming home to no job, I was frustrated, upset and stressed out. As most people do, I have monthly bills that need to be paid, and I had just used all my savings to travel.
However, after reflecting on it over the last couple of days I have decided I’m going to use all these changes to my benefit and have a fresh start. A fresh start with everything. A new job, a new lifestyle. I’m going to take the next six months and pay off the little bit of debt that I have, and to really start saving.
My plan is to eventually still move to New Zealand at some point, but I want to do it when money isn’t stressing me out. I want to move to New Zealand with money, so that I don’t feel like I need to work as soon as I get there.
I’m going to take this time to find a job in my field, spend time with friends and family, write more for the blog, and to really focus on my well being.
Nothing in life is ever going to happen as we plan, so it’s time for me to embrace change and realize that at the end of the day, everything happens for a reason.