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Starting out a new life in Spain

This Blog is about my families new life in Spain, nothing more nothing less (Hope those who read it enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our experience so far)

Its been a year....so
29 August 2009

Well its now been a year and what happened..it always seems as if time screams past you and its only when you sit down and start to look at where you have been, can you correct or decide what and where you want to go. Seems all like common sense, well as the saying goes "Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees"

So we moved to Spain with a view on what was going to happen in the first year...and then we got here and all I can say is whoa..what was that. From being in a high paid job to not...the list went on and on. We have been told by so many people that "Most people have issues in their first year" and boy did we. BUT...what can I say its all a learning experience. For me especially I have had to cope with a dramatic change. From being the early boy in the office and having a guaranteed pay cheque, to having to re-invent and become dynamic, to 3 months of school holidays, to seeing my wife all day.....

So what have I learnt, to become more relaxed about things, it all does work out you know, but most of all I have been able to free myself from the shackles of large company mentality and to look at what I do and decide how I want to act. Now this all probably seems like I've been reading too many "re-invent" books but I haven't read a single one. Living in Spain is about finding out a new you and also a new life. I think too many of us make the move and don't realise whats in store for us...its a real roller coaster and there are some serious down and up cycles, but this makes us stronger and more robust

Where now for me...well I have three businesses starting, and I am gardening, pool cleaning and IT customer work I am rebuilding everything I had before, relationships, family, friends etc. BUT I have to say I have never felt so in control of where I am going and what I can do.

Moving to Spain has been tough, but its been rewarding, I have never been so physically fit and the same applies to the whole family, its only when you go through this type of readjustment that you can see what you are capable of... If you are thinking about making the move beaware of what you are truly doing....then do it and enjoy the experience you will not regret it.



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