Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Settling In. 355/365.

Settling In. 355/365.

Three hundred and fifty three posts ago…..I wrote this.

Then about 50 days into the journey of US

….from Sydney and working life and family life…to the Central Coast, with no more work (by choice) and leaving those we love….I wrote this post

Regular readers, who do not all comment (I know, that’s cool too) will recall that I have found the moving and more very stressful on some days and it’s affected my general well-being for days at a time. It’s not been helped by some IBS at times which has complicated my goals to be independent and drive to Sydney and other places more….

Yes, I wrote about this from time to time too…here.

But today, 355 days into this year of blogging every day, and just about 3 weeks away from the anniversary of the physical move to the coast, I am starting to feel I am settling in.

How do I know?

It’s a feeling of greater physical connection to what we always thought we would like about the coast…the waterways, the temperate climate (not always) and the slower pace of life.

I am also becoming more at ease with the no-working, no easy family connection thing too. I have had to ‘adjust’ to what is my new (very!) normal.

So, I am settling in.

Have you made major life changes?

What were they?

How did you go?

Take care, everyone!

Denyse xx




  1. Lots of life changes for me over the years. I have found that just taking time to think through the positives and negatives is the key to making changes work – then nothing surprises you too much. Optimism and time will sort most of life’s glitches.

  2. Life at a slower pace can only be a good thing, Denyse. Glad to hear you’re settling in. I hope when we make the big move next year we have the same experience. Enjoy your Christmas xxx

    • Thanks so much P! We need to share our stories don’t we? it’s why I love blogging. All the very best for your move and have a wonderful Christmas! D x