Leaving New Zealand and our jobs, friends, family and comfy lifestyle behind was always going to be a bit of a risk but we knew it was something we just had to do. Our month of travelling around exploring new locations was incredible but as soon as we got to Edinburgh and realised it was time to face reality, it was a completely different feeling.
We had 3 big things we needed to achieve as quickly as possible: a job each and our own house. I (Amanda) got a job, we managed to get a house (after a lot of complications with agencies) and now we're pleased to say - Jeremy got a job too! So it feels like we officially pulled off this whole thing.
I don't want to sugar coat it at all though, it was tough. We borrowed money off friends twice. I cried at work a couple of times. We ate a lot of baked beans on toast and spent time bouncing between pep talks and self doubt. But we actually did it and we're both in jobs we love and we couldn't be happier with our little home.
So the plan for the rest of the year: entertaining some friends who are coming to stay (my cousin is up first, so excited), visiting York and hopefully Spain and basically just nesting and enjoying our own home and starting to make friends here.
Here's the latest video, thanks for following our journey!