- 4 years ago
Hi Bees! Long-time lurker here and in dire need of a rant/see if any of you guys could give me some advice (warning: may be a long post)
So a bit of background… I’ve recently moved to Australia from Canada to be with my SO. We met back in Canada (it’s been a couple years now), fell and love, and plan to get married/have a life together/all that jazz. We came over here for work reasons (He’s Aussie and got a great job opportunity out of the blue) but it all happened so quickly that I’m still having some trouble adjusting.
I know I shouldn’t really complain – We both have good jobs and are making probably double the amount we would back home (my home I guess hehe), I’ve been able to travel around a part of the world I had always dreamed of going (but thought I had no chance to), SO treats me like a queen and we’re ridiculously happy together, and I absolutely adore his family (they were so welcoming and kind over Christmas when I was at my worst for homesickness).
Even still, I’m still so down. The week or two before Christmas were the worst – I couldn’t even hear “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” without getting all teary-eyed! SO could tell how sombre I was and even offered to fly me home for the holidays, but me being my logical self declined (it just made more sense to stay). Maybe I’m just too structured (when I settle somewhere, I’m settled damnit!) and I know the next year or so will just be travelling around the country for work, on top of the last six months doing the same thing.
So here I am, staring at this pile of clothes and shoes I brought over (I’m in the process of tidying things up) and am wondering “what the hell is the point?” I don’t even want to bother getting comfortable because I know it’s not permanent. I dunno, I’m just rambling at this point but I feel kinda miserable and am wondering if any other Bees have been in a similar position/know any coping strategies for homesickness? Thanks a lot in advance!