Relocating to Australia



Hey Beauties. Today's post isn't beauty related what-so-ever, so if you have no interest in 'life' posts, its probably wise to stop reading now before I babble on and bore the socks of you. Basically, I just wanted to share with you all some very exciting changes in my life at the minute. As I have mentioned before, I graduated from uni in July and since then I have been moping around, feeling miserable at a job I hate. I mean, don't get me wrong, I've met some lovely people who I hope to stay in touch with but the job itself is just so boring and unfulfilling.
Anyway, my family noticed how miserable I'd been with my work situation and decided to help me out. I got a very nice phone call from my dad who lives over in Queensland, asking me if I'd like to go over there for a while and clear my head. He lives there with my Step-mum and two gorgeous little brothers. I've been over 4 times already and absolutely love the place. Its just a total different way of life over there. Last time I went I just found myself being a lot more chilled out, relaxed and generally happier with myself.


When my dad rang me, it all sounded amazing but obviously I had to think it through carefully. I have a boyfriend of 5 years who I live with, so I wasn't just going to up and leave him without thinking it through. I thought ALOT, spoke to family, friends, my boyfriend and we all decided that it is the best thing for me to do while I'm still young and haven't settled into a 'proper' career. I have decided to go for 5 months but my boyfriend is coming to join me in July for 2 months so we don't have to be apart for the whole time (soppy!). My flights are booked for April and I'll return in September. How exciting? My dad runs his own business over in Oz and he has offered me the chance to work for him while I'm there as obviously I will need money to live. I was so grateful for him giving me this chance and I think it will do me the world of good, it will be a great addition to my CV and of course help me to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life when I return to the UK in September.


I just wanted to do this blog post to let you all know my plans as obviously I will be mentioning it a lot over the next few weeks. I can't wait to do some blogging down under and share with you all what I've been up to, share some of the beautiful sights and of course show you all what I've been buying with my Ozzy dollars. (Roll on a shopping spree in Brisbane). Oh, and lets not forget about a cheeky 'Duty Free' haul post. I think that's the only part of that horrendous journey I'm actually looking forward too. I am super scared of flying, like seriously scared so doing this on my own is going to be a HUGE achievement and I think I will just burst into tears when I finally arrive at Brisbane airport and see my family waiting for me (aww!).


Have any of you been to Australia or flown alone before?
I'd love to hear your travel stories!

Lots of Love,

Kayleigh..

xXx.

32 comments

  1. That sounds amazing!! Iv never been to Aus, but iv always wanted to go! 2 friends of mine are flying out there in September to start their travels. I’m so jealous! lol I cant wait to read all your Aussie posts! :) Have an amazing time!!

    Hayley xo
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  2. Oh wow. That's an amazing opportunity, I'm in the same situation with work and would love to just escape! My boyfriend went travelling round Australia for four months alone but arranged through a company to meet other young people also travelling by themselves so he met loads of new people, got to explore and came back so relaxed and chilled out. I bet you'll have loads of fun and I can't wait to see blog post's from Sunny Oz! xx

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  3. I hope you have a good time, I was in a similar situation a couple of years ago, became a holiday rep and upped and left! Best decision I ever made :)

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    xxx

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  4. Great post :) have an amazing time that is sooo lucky :) i hope you will follow my blog :)

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    xx

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  5. Best of luck in your new endeavors! I think you made the right choice!! Still very young :)
    xx Ashleigh

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  6. I can't wait to hear about your adventures!
    I sooo want to visit Austraila!
    Have lots of fun :)
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    xx

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  7. I'm in a similar position to you, I also graduated in July and have been trapped in a boring job ever since! I've been considering a move to Australia as I have a few friends that have moved out there and love it! But like you I also have a boyfriend of 5 years who I live with...so its a tough decision. I look forward to reading your future posts from down under, and hope they inspire me to book a flight and escape!! xx

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  8. that's so exciting! can't wait to see pictures and read all about your adventure!

    xoxo

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  9. Wow what a great opportunity...all the best x

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  10. awww babes i bet you will have a fantastic time Down Under. What a great opportunity and i hope you have a lovely time. dont worry too much about the flight you will get though it and it will be well worth it xx

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  11. WOW, such a fantastic opportunity! A massive good luck to you! I hope it all goes well, Australia looks like such a beautiful place! xo

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  12. That sounds absolutely amazing! Lucky girl! :) It will be an amazing experience! :)
    xxx

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  13. I flew to New Zealand by myself last summer to visit family. The scariest part was getting to the plane and waiting at Heathrow, once you are up in the air you'll be fine.
    What an incredible you are getting, I hope you enjoy it and find something you love :)

    Laura xoxo

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  14. That sounds great! So very jealous!
    I worked for an airline, so I have done my share of flying, its nothing to be scared of you will be just fine!

    xo Jessica

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  15. I hope you have an amazing time. I'm currently trying to decide wether to move to Oz soon or not. Hope you will do updates on how your getting on and what its like to live there. X

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  16. That sounds amazing!!Good luck :) xxx

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  17. This sounds absolutely amazing lucky you having a dad over there :)
    It really does sound like the best way to clear your head! I'd love to go there one day so i'll be keeping my eyes peeled for your pics!

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    xx

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  18. I hope you enjoy your break hun :-) know what you mean about being stuck in a job you hate!

    xo

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  19. Aww our little Ozzie beach babe is going sooon! I look forward to seeing your ozzie purchases ! I can remember at school I used to love it when you came back and I got to look at your 'o'neil'purses and stuff ! haha ! have lots of fun and stay in touch :) xoxo

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  20. This is so exciting, I hope you have a great time :) I have always wanted to go to Australia!

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  21. Yay, this is so exciting!! I live in Australia, and absolutely love it!! I am the same with flying, I am off to Europe in June and am not looking forward to the flight, but you will be fine! I think you will be much happier, and so lovely that your boyfriend is coming too! xx

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  22. I flew to Oz on my own a couple of years ago to stay with my friend for 3 months, its honestly not as daunting when ur doing it as it seems. I was sooo scared and leaving my mam at manchester airport was horrendous! But once ur on ur 1st flight and watch a couple of films its really not that bad :) u'll be fine! It is a huge relief when you land though :):) have a fabulous time i wish i was going again!!

    Xx

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  23. What an amazing opportunityxx

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  24. Aww good luck! I went to aus by myself on a school exchange for six weeks last year. Was pretty nerve racking so I can only imagine how you feel! You'll love it. Get a good tan!
    xxx
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  25. Thanks for the comments everyone! I am SO excited, but SO nervous at the same time!! I can't wait to do some blogging over there though and find some interesting new products to show you all!! Xx.

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  26. Aww best of luck with your trip :) It sounds amazing - i would love the oppurtunity to do that so much. my friend is currently working in australia for a year and her facebook is just flooded with photos of sunshine and beautiful beaches - im so jealous!
    I know what you mean with the flying - im terrified of it too - but it will be so worth it once you arrive :) Wishing you lots of luck xx

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  27. Best of luck! wished i had that opportunity! remember to keep blogging because i love you xx

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  28. Your opportunity sounds amazing!
    Im meant to be going to Australia either in 2013 / 2014 i would love to know how it is as ive never flown before either.
    If anyone at all has any information, believe me i would be most greatful! :-)
    X

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  29. Good luck honey! I have family in Oz too and I'm heading over to get a feel for Melbourne and Sydney in January with the intention of moving there myself xxx

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  30. awww!! IM FROM BRISSIE!! You'll be fine love. I'm sure you'll have a good time figuring out what to do whilst you're here :) Lots of sun, beautiful beaches, shopping, the clubs aren't too bad either although I prefer the coast and I doubt the shopping is anything near as good as what you have in the UK. I wish I lived over there lol

    xx janak'trina

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  31. hello just came here from your new post1 :0 i think I followed you shortly after :) I;ve been to australia 4-5 times now and the worst thing about it is the 14 hour trip to singapore but then its only 5 to perth on the other side! Last time i went though I was uneducated about Mac and so i never got the duty free 20% off! Deffo know what I'm doing next time I go :) Glad you had a fabulous time!
    alex
    xoxo

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