We've given up our jobs, we've sold our unit ...
Now we're ready to live life - a caravan, a car, just the two of us . . . the possibilities are endless.

Come join us on our adventures ...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Chapter Comes to an End

It has finally arrived, the day I finish at Billabong...well it was 2 days ago now.

While the day bought me great excitement, it also bought great sadness.  I spent the last 6 years working beside many people, whom I now call good friends.  As in any company, there were good and bad days, good and bad people and good and bad decisions - but you know what, I'd do it all again in the blink of an eye.  I still find it hard to believe that so many great people were in the one place.   And they all spoilt me rotten - I felt extremely special.

I've been trying to work out why I'm feeling so flat about the whole leaving work thing, when I should be bouncing out of bed and eager to do everything on my (fast growing) lists.  After thinking about it, I think it's the feeling that I'm no longer a part of something.  But I've decided that instead of looking backwards, it's now time to thank the universe for allowing me to have been part of something so special and turn my sights to the future and start working towards all the wonderful things we are going to be experiencing.

Today is the first day that I've actually had to myself - and I've got so many things on my list I don't know where to start.  Like many productive days, it's starting off with a little procrastination... but I have started the exercise routine again - so things are looking good : )

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We near the finish line... at work anyway

I'm now a week out from my last day at work, and as you can imagine, getting extremely excited!  

It's such a strange feeling after working full time for the majority of my adult life.  With this excitement naturally comes a little apprehension .. for a moment anyway .. then the excitement comes over me in a wave (like a tsunami!!) and I'm ready for what the universe may send my way.  Bring it on I say!!

Our unit is still sitting lonely - ready for someone to come and love it as much as we did.  I am confident that it will be snatched up very soon.  

In the meantime, we've been keeping very busy with the caravan.  Aaron had his first go at backing the caravan down the driveway - which I might add is not your normal straight driveway - we're talking steep, winding road - with steep embankments down one side.  I must say, rather proudly, he did pretty darn good  - and managed to get it down in one go.  It's now sitting just next to our shed that we're living in now - together with many spiders and insects.  I am still amazed at how much of a spider web magnet I am - no matter where they may be hiding, no matter who has walked before me, I ALWAYS seem to end up swinging my arms like a mad woman trying to get the spider webs off me .. I can only imagine how ridiculous I look!  In the 2 days the caravan has been parked outside our shed (rather than up the top of the driveway), we have already taken all the doors off, pulled the wall out near the door and checked all the lighting.

We've now made a list (which is much, much longer than anticipated!!!) of things to fix and buy before we set off on our adventure... so far we've managed to tick a few off, which is quite satisfying :)

So after next week, I will be a housewife, looking after my husband and getting all ready for our trip.. which will now be a few months later than first anticipated.. but gives us longer to prepare .. yay!  Life is good.. no, life is great!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year .. comes with mixed emotions

We saw the New Year's in with some very good friends - what a blast!  2010 was a huge year for us - among many other things, we got married and we made the decision to take our lives in our hands and we chose to live it - big!

The first day of the year saw us moving from our unit (which is still on the market *insert frowny face here*...) to my Mum and Dad's..  what an emotional ride.  While I'm super excited about what 2011 brings, it also brings a close to the past - filled with many, many memories.  It means that we no longer live a 15 minute walk from the beach, nor the little convenience store up the road that we used to frequent...very often.  We now live a 15 minute drive from the closest shops - so no doubt will prove to be a very effective money saving tool for us!

There's such mixed emotions - one moment I'm high as a kite thinking that we've taken that next step to our year (or so) on the road, the next I'm thinking about our unit and how much I will miss it and what it has given me over the past 4 years - but rather than think of what we've not got anymore, I'm choosing to remember the good times, thanking the universe for everything it bought me over the years and focusing on all the new memories we are going to make in 2011.

Stay tuned .. and follow up on our adventures for 2011