As well as plenty of tripping about seeing friends and family, sight seeing and swimming we have done much soul searching and had many family discussions whilst deciding whether to return to my husband's beautiful homeland.
I have always loved it here and feel that there is a deep spiritual connection to the land and exciting opportunities to develop my own journey as well as spend time with my husband in the land which holds such a deep part of his heart. A land which he has been away from for a long time and yet pulses through his veins as though it is life itself. As my sister-in-law said 'you can almost see the roots coming out of his feet as he walks this land again'. The landscape is stunning and you cannot help but feel more in tune with nature and the beauty of this wild world we live in.
I have spent much time being my own best friend, being patient, caring and nurturing, as I work out what my heart, head and soul are calling for me to do, as well as truly listening to my children and husband as they work out what they are wanting. The time spent making a decision is often hard as we swing this way and that in a strange dance of indecision, our mind conjuring up endless scenarios. Where we are in our menstrual cycle can also join in this dance giving us days of quiet contemplation, others of wild excitement and some where we are besieged by our inner critic.
But...once a decision is made...ah bliss.
Like floating on a cloud of perfection as everything in you sings out that the right choice has been made, a certainty that all will be well, that you have taken another important step along your path and something beautiful is unfolding.
A knowing deep down that the universe has brought you to exactly where you need to be and that you are held.
And so, after 7 years living back in England (following 3 years living in Fiji) we have finally decided the time has come for something new, another adventure. New Zealand will become the 6th country I have lived in (the others are: England/Scotland, Germany, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Fiji) and I can't wait to see what it brings. We have set our sights on the beautiful, vibrant city of Auckland where my husband's family live and are all looking forward to the months ahead as we close up our old life and open the door on a new one. I am so grateful for all of the twists and turns of our time in England, the beautiful people I have met and connected with and the developments in my ever-growing personal journey. I have loved every minute with my family and will miss them hugely but know that missing people and feeling homesick is simply a sign of how much you love them not that you have made the wrong choice.
Life is about living, experiencing new things and stepping out of your comfort zone. As a family we are ready to jump into a new challenge and embrace all that it brings.
I can't wait to share more of our journey with you.