8. I’ve Booked My One-Way Ticket!

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Saying our goodbyes after a lovely Easter weekend together 2015. Next time we’re at the airport I’ll be there to stay!

SO I’ve done it. I’ve pressed that button and I will be on my way to my baby for good in June! I felt a range of things when booking it. At first I thought, ‘why aren’t the returning flights showing up? Oh yeah.’ I’ve never booked a one-way ticket before.

I am unbelievably excited; it feels like it is such a long time coming. We are so looking forward to finally being together; planting our garden together, watching sunsets, drinking tea, holding hands, going on country drives, and sharing lots of kisses. Words can’t describe my excitement, or how much I love this boy. I know there will always be challenges in life and in relationships but we are such a solid team that I truly believe we can face anything together.

But my heart was also racing. This is it. In June, almost everything in my life will change. I wouldn’t say I’m afraid, but this is all just so big. The single biggest transition in my life so far. I feel guilty that I won’t properly see my parents grow old. It’s only began to really dawn on me recently that they won’t be around forever. I feel guilty about leaving them. I am going to Nova Scotia to see all my mom’s side of the family before I leave but I have no idea when I will see them again.

I will also have to find a new job and that is pretty scary. I’ve been working in our family business for the past four years and I know the business like the back of my hand. Starting over somewhere new and working for a ‘real’ boss again is going to be a hard transition for sure! I hope after a year of working I will be able to get into teacher’s college though and I am excited at the prospect of becoming a teacher. Although beginning a real career is also a pretty scary thought.

I also have the most amazing friends (though most of them unfortunately live hours away) and I will miss them terribly. They are irreplaceable. We will keep in touch.

I know the time has come to turn the page and begin this wonderfully bitter-sweet new chapter. I couldn’t ask for a better man to hold my hand through it all. I cannot wait for the beginning of the rest of our lives, and for digging in the dirt, and cooking meals, and cuddles and Christmasses spent together. I am so thankful.

6 thoughts on “8. I’ve Booked My One-Way Ticket!

  1. I just saw this! I love reading your updates and stories. It’s like reading a fairy tale and then the reality sets in that I too have my own fairy tale! They do exist! In the strangest of ways I feel connected to you. I wish you two the best! I don’t normally do this at all. I would also like to invite you to be my “friend” on Facebook. If this is something you would like to do let me know! It would be awesome to share our stories. I know its an odd thing but I’d love to!

  2. Glad we are both living a fairytale๐Ÿ™‚ I never knew a person could be this happy! isnt it wonderful? Sure you can add me to fb๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hello!๐Ÿ™‚ I am also from Canada and just received my visa to England to be with my boyfriend… I could use a few helping words and tips from someone who did the same thing… I will read your blog with interest, and I’d be pleased if you’d like to get in touch with me?๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Congrats that is so exciting! You will love england๐Ÿ™‚ there is a fantastic facebook group called canadian expats in the uk (I think) and it has been a major life saver for me. It’s so great to see how many others can relate to all the daily frustrations and the weird and wonderful that is moving to another country. Anytime I’m stuck about anything (like where to find construction paper in the uk) I just post there and am always floored with the response.

      Moving to another country will be very hard sometimes but it’ll also be one of the greatest things you’ll ever do. I absolutely love living with my better half and wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have a wonderful life here๐Ÿ™‚ hope you will come to love england as much as I do. Best wishes!

      1. Thank you for the reply!๐Ÿ™‚ I just joined the FB group and I hope it will help! My boyfriend will be here for Christmas, and I’m leaving for England in February… 98 days!๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much again for your reply, it truly makes me feel less alone!

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