This post is part of A to Z Challenge for April 2016. For letter R, I am choosing Relocation.
The biggest thing on my mind these days is our relocation plan. The plan was conceived exactly a year ago on our 10th anniversary when I had asked Preeth, relocating to India as my gift.
12 years ago when Preeth and I first met, Preeth had been living in the UK for about 5 years then. I was living in India and had never travelled abroad. It was Preeth’s higher education that initially brought him to the UK and later it was his job that kept him in the UK. Marriage brought me to UK and 11 years have passed by since. However, Preeth and I have always wanted to return to India for good.
And so, exactly a year ago, we committed ourselves to return back to India this year. From that day onwards, we have really only been working towards this goal. First and foremost Preeth started looking for a job in India. We were lucky that he was able to find a nice job pretty much straight away. I have been enhancing my experience, knowledge and skills so as to shape my career to make it attractive to prospective employers in India. We started looking for schools for Bambi too and we are glad that she has got admission in a good school. So, big things all sorted. Still a plenty of other things remain to be sorted out .
I finally handed in my resignation to my boss yesterday. It was quite hard for me because if it was not for relocation, I would not have quit this job so soon. Strangely, instead of feeling happy and liberated because relocating to India is what I have really ever wanted, I feel quite sad and emotional. The reality has only just sunk in and I hope we have taken the right decision. Afterall, we are giving up an entire life, a well settled life, built here in the UK to start a new life in India.
The 3 month countdown to relocation has begun and there is an awful lot to do: Shutting down everything here and starting up fresh in India. I hope all goes well. I plan to start a relocation chronicle in the following weeks. For now, I will call it a day.