Moving Out and Moving On

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I’ve been home for almost a year. It is scary how quickly time flies, isn’t it? A year ago, I accepted a job in New Zealand, started to pack my life up in England and finally, after an epic Contiki trip to Italy, I moved home.

Saying ‘home’ is kind of bittersweet, as I always felt like I was more at home in England, than I was in NZ. Despite the fact that I only lived in England for 1.5 years. Quite possibly the best 1.5 years of my life.

Living in England was something I’d wanted to do since I was about 14. I thought that it was, you know, the land of Harry Potter, the land of tea and crumpets. So, when I left I was majorly upset. I didn’t even meet a prince while I was there!

Moving Out

So, as I said, I’ve been home for nearly a year. And by home, I mean my childhood home. Home with my parents (which hasn’t been all bad because they are quite relaxed). However, I recently decided that I needed to move out. I’m 27 now, so I need to go and have my own life again.

I went and visited a flat yesterday, where I totally embarrassed myself. I was talking to the landlady there and nearly fainted. She had to fetch a sick bowl, cold towel and tissues for me. Surprisingly, she still wants me to move in.

This new place is closer to work, which is perfect as I am not a morning person, and the 40-minute drive was starting to get to me. Unfortunately, in Auckland, we aren’t blessed with a great transport system. Although I don’t really miss the ‘face in random’s armpit’ commute that I faced in London.

Moving out and moving on London Commute

This photo is not mine, and it is not me because I am not a middle-aged man.

Moving On

This year I’ve really had to think carefully about my life. Lol, jokes.

But really, I have a lot more responsibility at work this year, running different programmes and curriculum areas (which I’m kind of meh about, as the more I have to do the less social life I have, which is not good).

I’ve drawn the line at having to go to any sports games, as I am unfortunately the sports coordinator at school (I am not a sports person at all!).

Moving out and moving on


Siriusly, why get the person who hates sports, has always hated sports, and always came up with forged notes as to why she couldn’t do P.E. in high school, to be the sports coordinator?

moving out and moving on

At first, I thought, “I could complain about this forever!”. But then I realised: life is to short yo. YOLO. I decided that I’ll move on from this hideous topic, and start thinking about things that are more important. Such as, why don’t they have Krispa Corn Chips in Countdown anymore?

moving out and moving on crisps

Sweet dreams are made of crisps. Man alive, I miss Walkers!

Living life on the edge is hard work, especially when you need to think about rent, driving, crisps and how you’re going to budget your money to be able to go to Japan in the middle of the year!

Yes, you read that right. I’m off to Japan (hopefully. I’ll be so sad if it doesn’t work out!).

So there you have it, a bit about my life at the moment.

As always, please comment or like (if you liked this post…if you didn’t like it don’t worry about it!), because comments are like crisps for me!


  1. Sheila

    21/01/2018 at 8:13 AM

    Enjoyed this read! It’s true, once you start to leave home and travel, there is no stopping. Good luck to your Japan adventure!

    1. kattie

      21/01/2018 at 8:18 AM

      Thank you 🙂 It is definitely so hard to slow down. It’s been a weird feeling not travelling as much as I did when I lived overseas! I’m so excited for Japan!

  2. Scott

    21/01/2018 at 8:58 AM

    Great post!! I hope you have a blast in Japan!!

  3. Ashleigh

    21/01/2018 at 12:17 PM

    I hope you have a lovely time in Japan!
    Ashleigh |

  4. Yvan

    21/01/2018 at 1:14 PM

    Moving out can be a little stressful. Hopefully everything works out for your Japan trip 🙂

    1. kattie

      21/01/2018 at 6:50 PM

      I haven’t even packed anything yet. 😀 But luckily it’s just clothing as the place is furnished! Thank you, I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  5. Aleeha

    21/01/2018 at 5:18 PM

    Oh gosh, at least you have a lovely landlady who took care of you!
    Aleeha xXx

    1. kattie

      21/01/2018 at 6:51 PM

      Haha, I was like yes, this is the one! It’s such a nice flat though, so I’m really looking forward to moving in.

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