Today marks one whole year that we’ve been living in America.
I’ve sounded like a broken record to those I speak to on a daily basis, but it really does blow my mind that it’s been a whole year. A whole year since I saw an Australian sunrise. Breathed Australian air. Been surrounded by Australian accents. Was in the country I grew up in. It’s… surreal. I’m sure anyone who has moved overseas can attest to what I’m saying, but up and leaving your place of birth is somewhat indescribable.
We all know 2016 has been a pretty rough year in many aspects of life (with Carrie Fisher being the latest casualty – damnit, universe!) but for the Anderson’s, it’s had some pretty good times. Most notably, the introduction of Alex -our little American- into our little family dynamic. Let’s hope 2017 can be even greater.
There are so many more things I still have yet to do in this country. From boring things such as getting an SSN, to exciting things such as taking a road trip to neighbouring states. Now we’re settling into our new family dynamic, finding our grounding a bit better in the country (refurnishing a home after a big move like this takes a long time, yo!) and hopefully figuring out our distant future -rather than just the immediate future- things should become easier.