2 Weeks Here - Wobbles setting in
We arrived on the 2nd of August and are currently staying in Williamstown. We left the UK in a very sressed mad rush, packing right up to 2am the morning of our flight! We also had to put my lovely dog to sleep a week before we flew due to ill health which upset us all greatly, so all in all this has been a very sad and sressful time. I now have a severe cause of the wobbles and am feeling very down - common sense tells me that all the emotional things that happened before we left have caught up with me, but I am still finding it hard to be positive.
On the positive side, since arrival we have settled on a place to live (Point Cook), checked out the schools, applied for 2 rentals (keeping our fingers crossed that we hear in the next few days, registered for medicare, got out driving liciences, purchased a car, applied for tax file numbers and met my new employers. Phew! Now I have stopped for two minutes homesickness is setting in.
My children have been great, I am not usually a teary person but have been the last few days, so I would like to do something nice with them. They are 16 and 13yrs any suggestions? Need things that are fairly cheap at the moment,
Sorry for my ramblings - I am not usually a whinger
Oh, think we have all been there, big hugs to you. People on this forum are very supportive so feel free to talk.
hiya - we have been here just over 3 months and believe me - we all have been there.
I am not normally teary either but one day i found myself shouting at my kids to go to school because at least they spoke to people every day - i just sat at home and waited for them to come home.
I was rescued by 3 great ladies - who took me under their wing.
i am not sure of things to do - cause we live near berwick so wrong side of town.
but if you want to - to personal email me and can rant and have wobbly moments all you like. I have been there and now am settling in - and you will find the support on here is great.
Rant all you like - your not the only one!!
I'm originally from here and still get the wobbles on occasion!! It could be worse - you could be pregnant as well with all the 'mad person' hormones on top of it!
You've been through loads over the last few weeks - it's perfectly normal to be a bit wobbly, don't force yourself to be strong, remember to be yourself.
But also - make sure to recognise the small pleasures and achievements as well :) Sometimes you have to look pretty hard, but they're there..... really they are (I just haven't got my contacts in so can't see them just yet!!)
I was feeling exactly the same last week, we've been here almost 3 weeks. I was even feeling emotional watching the Olympics!! Perhaps it's something about hitting 2weeks!
it sounds like you've done sooo much- we're waiting to hear on a rental too, but haven't done half of what you've achieved!! My girls are 10 and 6, so really had to hide the 'must do stuff' amongst fun stuff.
Melbourne museum and the zoo are free for kids. Zoo is only free at weekends, but check the age limit, as not sure if it goes up to 14/16 yrs old. Really recommend it though, loads to see.
we also enjoyed just wandering around the Queen Vic markets, although may be difficult with teens without spending money!
Good luck with everything and hopefully when you start work and get a routine again emotions will settle. I"m dreading the girls going to school- I know that sounds awful but I'll then Be by myself all day- apart from the dog!
Gosh you have done so much its bound to hit you all the strangeness of everything. Finding the food in the supermarket is hard at first and looking at all the unfamiliar things that we take for granted.
Lots of lovely people on this forum and if you want a coffee am sure there will be people around the area you are going to live in that will oblige.
Do not be alone, you are not the only one, others are feeling exactly the same.
Guess your children are at the stage when shopping is boring if they are not getting something. I guess ask them what they would like to do. You could take a train trip somewhere to have a look around. Even a walk on the beach.
Thanks for all these lovely replies, it helps to know that I am not the only one to have felt like this.
Chip43, is your dog in quaranteine? Ours is, we are off to see her later. Poor little thing lost her partner a week before she flew, she had never been an only dog so had to get used to this and the distress of flying all at once. Can't wait to bring her home, she gets released on 31st.
Fingers crossed for all who are waiting for rentals.
Yes, it's his last week! We pick him up Sunday, just the boost we need! We haven't visited as I don't think I could cope with that, it was hard enough saying goodbye before and I think it would upset the girls.
Looking forward to lots of new walks and making new doggy friends
I'm sure your doggy is coping fine hope you have a good visit today.
Not exactly cheap'adult $25 child $15' but a fun and interesting way of see Williamstown http://www.lanternghosttours.com/#!home/mainPage
Ahhh, you'll feel MUCH better once you've got the dog as well :) Satch is brilliant for us - once she was released it all felt much more real and settled :)