I have never thought to myself or said it out loud but since the decision has been made people have been saying it to me: “I’d never do it.” What is it you might wonder? It’s not the freaking clown created by Stephen King. Although this does scare me to that extent as well.
My future husband and I are moving to India for two years. Let that sink in (I might still be waiting to do the same).
A new world, new culture, a brand new life. I’m full of emotions and thoughts. It’s hard to explain how I feel and what I think because it’s far from a minor adjustment. I’m basically drifting between being excited for his career and a change for us both, to finally be able to focus on what I love to do most – writing, and being scared shitless because we’re stepping into the unknown. I’m eager to have us be alone; there is a romantic notion to it. We can survive anything together. But of course, I know I’ll miss my family like crazy. I’ll miss the home that we’ll finish building not long before leaving. However, I’m trying to focus on the fact it’ll be waiting for us when we return.
I’m also apprehensive to be a part of a new culture. A culture that might see some things differently than me. I don’t know whether it’s better to read blogs and articles and be informed, or to let it be and experience it for myself. I don’t want stereotypes and judgments influencing me. I’ve gathered some essential information but I don’t think I want to dig further.
I’m excited, we both are, for what’s to come. It’s been an eventful year and there are changes ahead. But I just have these positive thoughts about it all. There are great things awaiting us in the months to come, in the homes to come.
I understand it won’t be easy. I know we’ll be homesick, that there will be people and things we’ll miss dearly. The move will mean quite some adjusting but I truly believe only good will come from it and I’m happy to live out the remaining time here and now, planning our wedding and the move, enjoying spending our time with our families and friends, while feeling enthusiastic about moving not just house but an entire freaking continent.
Have you ever been to India? Or maybe moved to a different country?