Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Intercontinental (again)


I have been trying to figure out how and when to put up this post for about six months now.

First, because it seemed too soon and too far off from impending events. Then, because I didn’t want to jinx myself in the midst of complex bureaucratic maneuverings. And finally, because I kept hoping some clever way of making the announcement would suggest itself. But I think I have run out of options…and very nearly out of time.

If any of you have been reading this blog since the beginning (or have gone back through the archives), you will know that the life event that first brought it into existence was my move to Australia in September 2008. I wanted to document that once-in-a-lifetime experience as it unfolded.

Or so I thought. Because it turns out that we’re moving back.

(As one of my friends responded when I told him, “Who moves to Australia twice?”

That would be me, apparently.)

It’s been in the pipeline for a long time—there were very preliminary discussions about a more permanent role for DP while we were still living there in 2009—but now nearly all the moving parts have come together, and a few days ago the real estate agent came and put a sign out in front of our house. We’ve got just under a month left here in Missouri before we head back to Canberra. I’m back from my Paris trip, which was my last mental hedge before moving fully into transition mode—gearing up to show the house, get estimates from movers, buy plane tickets, fix firm dates.

It feels real now. And taking up the majority of my conscious brain space. I can’t not blog about it any more. So, to sum up without benefit of catchy narrative devices, my news is as follows:

I’m moving back to Australia at the end of May. I’m excited and terrified. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

12 comments:

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see what all you experience there.

Not Just Another Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! How exciting! Best of luck to you.

Shari said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww, man! It's great you're getting to go back to Australia, but I hate you've been this close to Memphis and we didn't get a chance to meet in person. :-/

Linda Valenti DeVincent said... Best Blogger Tips

Aaaaand I'm back to shipping random fun stuff and bunny Mac n cheese to Miss B! Best of luck, friend. Hope we can catch up before you leave.

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

Good luck with surviving the next month with (most of) your sanity intact! Hope the move goes well/uneventfully and look forward to hearing how the three of you get on back in Oz. x

ruthless said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow, you are heading back to Canberra? I hope I get a chance to meet you this time

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@ruthless Me too! Do you think there'd be any chance of organizing a Canberra bloggers' meetup?

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kristen Thanks! Destination for a future KC Bloggers field trip? :)

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@Not Just Another Jennifer Thanks Jennifer!

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shari Me too! I didn't get to see nearly as much of the US as I'd hoped while based in KC.

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@Linda Valenti DeVincent You will be at the top of Miss B's faves list in that case--and mine too!

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ruth Well, I'm way behind on responding to comments, but other than that my sanity appears to be intact...for now anyway. More updates to follow.

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