We’re an Aussie family who dared ourselves to escape the ordinary. So we sold everything, got ourselves a UK Ancestry Visa and moved to Scotland to start a new life.
From an early age, we have been footloose and full of wanderlust. We have lived in or visited most parts of Australia, holidayed abroad and dreamed of living overseas since we can remember. We consider relocating overseas as one of our peak life experiences – it’s up there with falling in love and having children.
As much as we love Australia, we always felt a bit nomadic. Maybe it was the size or the diversity of the country that made us want to keep moving (and move around we did). Deep down we knew it was just a matter of time before we flew the nest of our birth-place and reconnected with our ancestral lands.
We waited 20 years to live on this side of the world. When we sold everything to move to a new country and start over again; it was like being reborn. It’s like all of our senses have been rebooted and enhanced. We created a fresh slate for ourselves with just the essentials.
Every day we are grateful to be together as a family on our Scottish journey.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain