21 Days remaining : Hurry Up & Wait

by Jennifer Venter October. 11, 2017 770 views
Image taken by me at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington DC, USA (2016)

Image taken by me at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington DC, USA (2016)

So in terms of emigration, some things can be done well ahead of time but others can only be done a few days before one actually leaves the country. So now we sit in a holding pattern, a hurry up and wait situation, a sort of weird limbo. A situation where we would love to be working but cant as our Cape based businesses have been closed since the beginning of September 2017. Even though people are asking me to help them with photo shoots, and even though I would love to help them, my time is not really my own. There are many loose ends to tie up. Emigration to me is a bit like dying, yet still being alive. Sounds rather melodramatic but I guess in a way, it is a bit like my old life coming to a close and the preparation for a new one.

On many occasions, I find myself thinking - you cant take this with you when you die or would I take this with me if my house was on fire. This is a drastic move so drastic measures need to be employed. I always thought that I had very few possessions but when I sat down to sort things out, even my very few things seemed to be as big as mountain. After a few weeks of thinking and sorting, my personal items have now been scaled down to the bare minimum and only what I physically can carry. Since we are taking aeroplanes, subways and buses, baggage has to be easy enough to handle on our own.

All I can say, this process is not for the faint hearted. But if you really want to take a leap of faith whether a new job, new relationship or new country then DO it.

In the comments below, feel free to ask any questions that may be on your mind.

Stay Fabulous !

p.s. My Yoga Teacher Training Graduation is this coming Saturday (14.10.2017), so please think good thoughts.

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Jay Boggess 9 months, 1 week ago

What an adventure! I hope you have the time & desire to share the unfolding of your new life! Best wishes for great health & happiness.

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