Life for me rotated around the city in
which I grew up and I totally loved the place.School ,college and job
got me settled into the same city and I was all set continue there even
after the wedding. That is how life was to me till the date of our
all the dreams and hopes of a bride-to-be, I was looking forward to
weekly visits to my parents place, roaming around the city-hubby in tow
and such! But never did we realize life had other plans for us!!!
the eve of our engagement, we got the news that hubby was to be posted
in China!! I was shocked! I never imagined to live in a place like
China!! On rare occasion that I allowed myself to dream of going out of
this country was to the US or UK but never this one.
thoughts of living in another country was lost until the wedding day
and that's when it hit us that we had to move away from our hometown!But
the reality had to be accepted and we accepted it with a little bit of
doubt and fear in our minds.
company had arranged for a two month spoken Mandarin classes and we
attended it and when the instructor told us stories about her country we
were both scared and sort of looking forward to it.
hubby moved in first. He used to call me everyday talking to me about
his house hunting adventures, their food habits, the people and all the
other stuffs he came across. Then he spoke about the snowfall which
really had me excited.
only things that worried me was finding the right house at the right
location and the process of setting up a new home in a totally new
place! I could worry about the food later I told myself...
one point I was actually a little uncertain if I should join hubby in
China. But setting aside my fears and trepidations, I packed my bags and
set of to the unknown land - a land I knew very little about.
day I landed there is clearly embedded in my mind.A beautiful city with
broad streets , lots of trees and parks, people smiling at us when we
passed.. Ah!!So many sweet memories....
when I saw the apartment I must saw I was a bit disappointed!Our home
was on the 4th floor but there were no elevators! So had to climb up all
4 stairs luggage in tow and opened the house that soon would turn into
our warm and cozy home.
moment I entered, I felt that was the place we ought to be in. It was
just the right size and with just the right things for the two of us.A
spacious drawing room,3 bedrooms, a small kitchen with the view to the
streets,a dining room and a small balcony facing a lake in the other
side and even a small store room! What more can I ask!
we settled in , I never minded climbing up 4 stairs. There are many a
mornings when I used to stand in the kitchen sipping a cup of coffee and
watch hubby leave to work and standing there waiting for him to come
back home so that I could start making snacks and serve it to him piping hot.And then there was the pleasure of watching the snow fall
from the little kitchen while I prepared something for snacks/ dinner.
It was like I was in heaven!!
A view from one part of my kitchen
house was conveniently located near the city centre which has a lot of
malls and places of entertainment. Also nearby were 2 vegetable markets
where I felt like a kid in a candy shop!
I shopped for all new vegetables,cooked clicked and posted them on the blog
. I loved exploring the city and the country and even started writing about my travels
. I fell in love with the place and the people.
All in all I felt we had made the right decision of moving into a new country and we sure did have
tons of fun and tons of memories in a new land!Though we have now moved back to our home town, this move surely makes me think better and see what life has for me in a new light.
coming to the reason for posting this.Well, we all have several doubts
and fears when we need to move away from a place where we are more
comfortable with or where we grew up in. It never has to be so actually..Never fear the unknown.Be daring and check out what the new place has to offer and turn it into a blessing!!!
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