My life is going to change drastically in exactly three days’ time.
I still can’t believe I am relocating to another country. Heck, not just another country, but another continent, another hemisphere.
Everybody keeps asking me how I’m feeling as the day of the move draws nearer. I don’t know. I guess I’m supposed to be nervous and excited, so that’s the answer I’ve been giving to that question. The truth is that, I’m just feeling normal, like this is the most natural thing for me to do.
Yes, it is very scary. A lot is about to change. Everything is about to change, but I have been planning this move for about a year now and as I told my fiancé, whatever fears I may have had must’ve been swept away during the course of the year as everything started falling into place.
I guess I’m ready for a new challenge now. And boy what a challenge this move is gonna be.
Firstly, I am leaving behind the security of family, home and country. Basically, everything that I have known my whole life. Secondly, I am leaving behind the security of a full-time job with benefits, as I am now on a contract.
I think that’s probably my greatest fear about this move. I will not have a moment to slack because to be able to pay the rent, put food on the table for my daughter or buy that coveted pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, I will have to write, write, write and write some more.
And I am not complaining. I have missed writing. I loved my job as business editor, thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much from it, but we all know that journalists are frustrated writers.
The move to New York gives me the freedom to go back to my first love because, not only will I be reporting but I will also be writing features and profiling interesting people. Maybe I’ll even pen that book that’s been dying to come out of me. What a thrill just to think about it.
So as I count down the sleeps and hours to the minute we board that plane and the second we pass through Customs into New York City, I am not nervous at all.
I’m just looking forward to this new exciting life!
Change is coming! Obama said it, I believe it, that settles it.