It has been more than 2 months since we left the place where we have lived for seven good years – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There were just a lot of last minute “TODOs” days prior to our flight that I wasn’t able to write about everything for that moment.
The heart was unsure. The day of our flight just came swiftly that it felt that there were still a lot of things that can be done and moments that can be shared with our friends. At the end of the day, we just need to submit ourselves, accept that we have given our best to accomplish everything, believing that we have created wonderful memories over the years of our journey in KL – enough to comfort the heart and to stop the tears from falling.
The body was tired. It was a cycle of buying stuff that we thought we need, weighing-unpacking-packing-weighing and endless sorting up until hours before the flight that has forbidden us from getting a good rest to at least prepare for the long hours of travel ahead. There was just a lot of extra baggage that needs to be taken out and placed to the box labelled “to follow”. We left KL with four large checked-in luggage and four hand carried bags, not to mention the 3 large boxes that we have sent in advance months before via courier service .
We are grateful. We are always grateful for all the help from our friends and family in Kuala Lumpur. With the amount of toys, household items, bags, clothes and books that we have accumulated over the years, we will not be able to clear up and pack everything if without their assistance in boxing and delivering to the place where it will temporarily be kept. Our move came smoothly like it was planned to have everyone helping throughout the process – some were present during the preparation, others were on the day of the flight and the remaining group did their part days after our flight. Upon arrival to Melbourne, we were welcomed by a close family friend where we stayed for a month and helped us while we were in transition.
We are getting by. Melbourne is treating us nicely, my wife has started working, we have moved to our rented unit and my daughter has been enlisted for childcare and visiting the centre twice a week. I am now actively looking for a job. So far, I have attended two interviews and I have taken the rejections positively and as an opportunity for me to grow and learn. I know that a better one will be coming my way – this, I am sure.
With all that came around – the rush, excitement, worries and tears were some of the proof that we are humans who deal and travel along with time together with its opportunities and challenges – individuals who are exposed to making choices every minute of our lives and with our heart and Faith that everything will be alright, we make those little steps forward in making important decisions.
For now, it is time to turn the pages of our book to begin writing each page of the new chapter as we strive to make each a memorable one. Without a doubt, the previous one was indeed a great chapter.