Have you ever lived in a small town? Did you grow up in one place and still live there until your mid to late twenties? Will I did. I still live here, and I have been wanting to move on for, well years. If you meet someone here 9 times out of 10, they will know something about you or one of your family members. But the thing is, what they know and what is true are often two completely different things.
That is how I feel living here, only a handful of people actually know me, others think they do by what others have told them. So that is why I am looking at our big move as one great big adventure. As a way to show the kids other parts of Australia and hopefully the world.
There are people that are not keen on us moving. I hope that they can become more supportive of us as time goes on. I hope that they realise that this isn't a decision we have made lightly, but one where we have looked at both the positives and the negatives. We are doing this to put ourselves in a better financial position in the future.
Yes, you might know someone who made a move like this and our now worse of financially. But they are not us. You don't know if they had the same goals as us.
We are not doing it to get away from anyone. But are doing it for the experience. Both in regards to B's career and our personal experiences. I hope they begin to see it like we do.
Yes the place we are moving to is small and isolated, but if you have never been there you really have no grounds for comment.
How to you handle other peoples criticisms of your decisions?