I know a lot of people have been wondering what our next plan is so.......
When Josh and I were talking about moving back to the States, we both knew I didn't want to leave my students in the middle of a term. I didn't want them to have me as a teacher on Friday, and then a new teacher on Monday. We wanted to transition to be as seamless as possible for the kids. So for that reason I stayed in Australia for six weeks longer.
My first day out of Australia I flew into Thailand really early in the morning. To help me stay awake, I had a tour booked through Viator. Josh and I had already been to Bangkok, so me and the tour guide didn't see the normal high points. Our first place he told me I had to ring the bell, to let Buddha know I was there.
Wow, I am mixed with so many emotions, missing Josh, happy to be getting to see my Mom in Thailand (in a couple of hours), sad because I will no longer "live" in Australia. the happiness and gratefulness of meeting such amazing people while here, and the sadness they will no longer be my local group. Being an expat you really learn to lean on your friends like they are family. I will for sure miss my Aussie Family. If your looking for a sappy post about my experiences here, I just don't have it in me. This is all I got through the tears of joy, laughter, happiness, sadness, and every other emotion I am feeling at the moment.
When Josh and I decided it was time to move, one thing was certain, we had to figure out a place for me to stay, after we had shipped all of our things. There were some options, but after we would explore every option, Josh would always go back to, "There is this girl at work named, Di, I know yall would get along. She has offered...."