Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Announcement

It's all a bit overwhelming. As you are probably aware the plan has always been to eventually move to France and to this end hubby has been keeping his eyes open for a job in France. Well it has happened, out of the blue - a job in Toulouse! Yes, the plan is now becoming a reality - and to be honest - it is a little scary - not to say, emotional. We now have to follow through.
As always with us, we never say "this is it, this is permanent", I think you have known me long enough to understand why :) But even so, there is a sense of "what if it doesn't work out", "say he hates the job", "will we like actually living there". We have moved around a lot, lived in many places but never have I had this kind of uncertainty. I think it is because there is every possibility this might be the last move, but I cannot think that way, it just isn't in me, that would seem like a life sentence, far too much commitment there.
So as ever we approach the next step in our lives with a "suck it and see" approach. If this doesn't work out, revert to plan B, whereby we just move as the job demands, using France as our base.
Of course there is also the very emotional aspect, leaving behind my daughter and granddaughter, and of course, youngest son, who is moving into residence at college tomorrow here in Toronto. Lots of upheaval, lots of emotions. Hubby leaves in a couple of weeks and I hope to follow early in October, taking the dog with me.

7 comments:

Nora said...

I think maybe you weren't emotionally prepared for this actually to happen. I say, congratulations for having a dream come true. It will be wonderful. You will have the best time designing your garden and finishing the cottage. Make the most of it.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Congratulations. I hope all runs smoothly for you. October is not that fvar off! Diane

auntiegwen said...

The very best of luck to you, sometimes not having much time to plan and say goodbye works out best xxx

Maggie May said...

There are always swings and roundabouts with everything.
Glad about your husbands job. You have obviously prepared for this for some time.I am sure that you will make a go of it. Leaving your daughter/grandaughter and son will obviously be difficult. But think of the holidays.......
Maggie X

Nuts in May

the fly in the web said...

The very best of luck to you.
I hope it all goes well.

Living the Dream said...

As with all the other bloggers I wish you the very best of luck, and you never know, we may be able to meet one day. We are 1.5 hours from Toulouse. Bon Chance

softinthehead said...

Thanks ladies for all your good wishes.