With Spring comes change

The countdown is on, less than a few months until we pack up our beautiful life in Australia and relocate to the northern hemisphere. Who knows what awaits us on the other side of the equator?

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We have both now officially given our notice at work, started to tell friends of our plans and pretty soon we can commence the farewells before we leave. It is bittersweet, exciting, challenging, daunting and a leap of faith all at once. There’s something satisfying and eternally optimistic about putting one foot in front of the other, despite the fact you can’t see what lies ahead.

How do I relate? I feel as though we can start fresh but we will be leaving so many important connections and lovely relationships behind. The prospect of spending more time working for myself is exciting and inspiring, while being scary all the same since I may not have a choice but to spend ALL my time on my business if good professional opportunities don’t present themselves to us. The idea of being a short flight from family and friends, as well as having the rest of Europe on my doorstep makes my heart sing, unless I start thinking of the weather and the fact I need to get used to wearing socks, tights and proper shoes again.

But all that being said, I have come to realise that despite my reaction to change at times, it’s much more fulfilling to go forward into the unknown instead of staying stagnant and stale for too long. So here’s to taking that next step, however unsteady it may be!

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: notesfromanotherland.com. She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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