The not-so-secret secret is out!
After one failed attempt at emigrating in January 2020 and 2.5 years of living in our first little flat together, Joe and I are finally making the move to ASIA in 6 weeks’ time!!
Whilst holidaying with the family in France in July we decided it was now or never. It was amazing being abroad enjoying the food, the sunshine and exploring new places. We realised this is the life for us, chasing the sun and seeing more of the world. So when we got home in early August, we booked a one way flight to Singapore.
Since then, we’ve been going through all the necessary preparations, from applying for new passports to getting travel vaccinations to selling all of our belongings. We’re not totally stressed by the situation (yet) but it is definitely creeping up on us and I’m keen to get everything wrapped up before the end of October when we will need to move out of our flat!
The main item on my agenda is seeing as many friends and family as possible. I was definitely naive when we first booked our flight, thinking we had loads of time to prepare and say goodbye to everyone, but in reality there are so many people we won’t be seeing for a long time. I’m managing to squeeze in a quick visit to my parents’ in France (literally 10 days before we fly to Singapore) so I’m looking forward to that too.
Work-wise, Joe will be quitting his jobs at the butchers and the pub where he has been putting in a daft number of hours this year and will finally be putting his Master’s degree to good use in the online finance world.
Meanwhile, my boss and colleagues have been incredibly supportive of this huge move and are happy for me to continue my role on a part-time basis while living in Asia, despite the time difference. We’ve spent the past few weeks working out the best way forward for both me and the business and I’m so grateful that I’ll be able to continue the job I love and earn a steady income while exploring the world.