I know I said I would be taking a short break from the blog, but then I got inspired. It’s going to be a short post again because I felt it important to share that when you move internationally, you have to expect the unexpected!
I know it’s a cliche, but in this regard it’s true.
Anyone who knows me knows I am the queen of to-do lists and organizing and I can’t live without my bullet journal!
I know as my moving date gets closer more unexpected things are going to happen. It doesn’t end when your moving date happens either. The unexpected stuff takes a while to go away after your moving date.
Let me give you a few examples that have already happened to me:
My Cell Phone:
I found out my cell phone plan didn’t do international calls. There was an important call I had to make. I had to delay it until I could update my cell phone plan.
I was also confused because I thought something was wrong with the number I had. Fortunately, there wasn’t a time limit on needing to make the call. If there was, I would have been freaking out.
I found out the number was correct, and I added international calls to my phone plan with no stress at all. Funny how with your daily cell phone use you forget what your plan doesn’t have.
Money is the biggest worry when moving. One wrong move and it can be an expensive mistake. So far, money is the thing that sets off an emotional meltdown.
I decided to set up a bank account in Canada before I left. It’s rather detail-oriented though. When you’re under moving stress, it’s easy to forget if you have already been told something.
I may be super organized, but that doesn’t mean I don’t forget things. Overall, I am glad I decided to set up the bank account before I got there, but more on that in another post.
I’m so glad that my Mum and I are working so well together with this moving business! We have done this before and every time, we get better at it!
We have divided our jobs up and we are accepting if my job overlaps with hers and vice versa. At least we are communicating, and there for each other at the emotionally low times because trust me, there are a lot of those happening!
I’m SO grateful for my friends! I text them regularly because it’s nice to talk to someone while this stuff is going on. Plus, texting them is a kind of a breather from the hustle and bustle.
That’s not to say unexpected stuff doesn’t happen. I have friends who really aren’t supportive and don’t understand what’s going on and I have to keep them at arm’s length. Those friends cause more stress than what it’s worth and it’s better not to deal with it right now. I can go back later though, but I need space from those unsupportive friends.
Sometimes, there is a deadline that falls on you unexpectedly and you HAVE to drop everything and sort it out! It is a big relief when you do sort it out though, and it’s time for a bit of self-care! My favourite thing to do at the end of a stressful day is to have a bubble bath!
Sometimes, you overlook something you have to do, and you just shrug and do it. I wasn’t planning on voting for a few days, but then I got my ballot and I thought, “Let’s get on with it!” It’s better to get those done soon so they don’t cause stress later on.
To all my Canadian followers, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving for Monday! I’ll be having my own small celebration that day too, even though I’m not there yet.
Talk to you all later!