This past week I had a meeting with my bank to talk about dealing with my finances while I'm overseas. There was so much information given to me that I thought my head was actually going to explode. I knew this was going to be a big change but meetings like this really make me realize how big this move truly is. It can be a bit overwhelming when I try to think about everything I have to achieve prior to my leaving especially considering I'm working both jobs and leaving myself very little free time to try and plan or organize myself.
It's kind of a double edged sword type of situation. I need to be working to save money but I need time to get my sh!t together as well. It's so hard to try and manage everything I need to be doing when I'm literally at one or both jobs nearly every day. I definitely see myself scrambling to get myself together in the 3 weeks I'm off of work leading up to my departure. Although the idea of rushing at the last minute is kind of scary, it's also kind of exciting and honestly, I feel like it is part of the experience.
Can anyone truly be prepared for a move like this? I've certainly never done anything like this before so I don't really know if I'll actually feel ready by the time I leave but I know I'm so ready for this. I'm so ready to have free time to actually do the things I enjoy doing like sightseeing and learning how to use my DSLR camera that has been sitting in the box nearly since I purchased it. Time to go out and meet people, make friends, maybe find a boyfriend one day lol, all of those things that I'm NOT doing right now.
I leave in 3 months. 3 short months and I'll be heading to Ireland. Time flies that's for sure!
There are so many things going through my head every day that sometimes I forget if I've already thought of something. I'm pretty overwhelmed between working, blogging, and trying to do ANY planning for what is likely to be the
Biggest Trip of my Life!!
Amidst all of the chaos, I am constantly reminded of what I am most excited about. Not only am I going to Ireland for two years, travelling, and trying all sorts of new things, but I am also dropping down to part time work. That might sound daunting to some of you, but I've literally worked my whole life away (minor exaggeration) and the prospect of having more time for myself is so exciting.
Under the stipulations of my program, I am entitled to work part time hours to help fund any travelling / living expenses I'll incur. I've worked full time hours since I was 15 / 16 years old and have really never taken any kind of break. Even now, I'm working both jobs and up to 65 hours a week which I'll tell you is extremely exhausting. I'm super grateful to have some pretty amazing people to work with every day, makes working a lot so much more enjoyable!
Anyways, working so little in a new country will truly be a remarkable experience. Having time to focus on my blog more and dive into more videos / travel vlogging is exactly what I need at this point in my life. I truly love blogging and learning / sharing new things all the time and I can't imagine a better opportunity to truly put my all into blogging and really taking care of myself.
Every day I wake up and think about all the scary things about the trip, but at the end of the day I'm always reminded of the opportunities I'll soon be encountering. I'm just so ready for this step in my life and I can't wait to get things going despite being so anxious :p