Moving Day: It’s time for my abroad relocation

Finally! The day has arrived. Moving day… Or moving weekend, really.

Moving day

For so long now, I’ve been looking forward to this day with pure excitement and happiness. Finally, my dream is coming true. With a few bumps along the way, I’m now ready for Amsterdam, Holland, and I cannot wait! Today, I’ll spend the day packing and when I wake up early tomorrow morning, I’ll be well on my way to Amsterdam. …I’ll be well on my way to start my new adventure – my new life.

I’m influenced by rather ambivalent feelings at the moment. I’m both sad and happy: Saying goodbye to everything you know is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. Mostly, though, I’m full of excitement and happiness. I take great comfort in uncertainty. For me, uncertainty, namely, determines certainty. I guess that sounds weird… However, that’s how I am: When nothing is sure, everything is possible – and isn’t that a great feeling!? So why am I sad? I think it’s because I’ll leave my family for good. My family that doesn’t understand my wanderlust or fernweh at all. My wonderful family nonetheless.
For the last couple of months, all my time and energy has been used on things related to this relocation. As such, I haven’t had much energy to use on them, which I feel bad about now. I think I’ve spend the entire week overcompensating for that – now, I think they’re happy to see me leave for a while… Having celebrated the entire month of Christmas resulting in Christmas Evening yesterday with my dear family, though, I feel as if I have said my goodbyes and am ready for this relocation. Of course, I’ll miss them and it will take me a little time to get used to my new reality in the fair city of Amsterdam. However, I’m not one of those people who walks around with an ache in their hearts homesick. Quite on the contrary actually. I rather walk around home being homesick for a place I’ve never been – a place I dearly hope to find one day.

Tomorrow, I’ll arrive in Amsterdam. Tomorrow, I’ll officially begin my new life. Tomorrow, will be the beginning of the rest of my life. …Tomorrow!

xo P!

 

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37 thoughts on “Moving Day: It’s time for my abroad relocation

  1. A few dutch words for you :

    Pernnille, ik hoop dat alles wat je wenst te bereiken, zal bereikt worden. Kijk vooruit, blijf reizen!

    Groetjes uit België!
    Michel

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  2. Best of love and success to you on your new adventures! Thank you for sharing with us, and I’m sure we all are looking forward to hearing all about your new “life”! Have fun and stay safe! Merry Christmas!

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  3. “May the calm be widespread, may the sea be as the smooth surface of the greenstone, and may the rays of sunshine forever dance along your path” Maori Prayer. Best of luck in your new adventure.

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  4. Best of luck! You’ll love Amsterdam. Is exciting and hope you’ll have many wonderful adventures and you’ll grace us with many lovely pictures of those streets, buildings and places I loved to see in my brief visit there. I Was in Holland for a week few years ago and I loved every minute, and the people I’ve met were lovely. All the best and wish you a fantastic new year!

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  5. This is so great and inspiring! I’ve been making (self-sabotaging) excuses for reasons not to move to NYC/LA – can’t afford it, where will I find a place, where will I find a place with my cats? (etc.) But one can’t have an entertainment career in DC. Reading this makes it feel more exciting and less scary.

    Good luck to you and keep us posted!

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