I am new to this forum and have been browsing a few threads. I too have a dilemma - My visa was granted in May this year after a long dream of wanting to go and settle in Australia. The process did not phase me at all as it was something i had wanted to do for so long. But....in April this year my dad was diagnosed with a terminal illness and sadly passed away in July.
Now I do not know what to do, after reading peoples comments on this forum it seems Oz is not the place it once used to be in terms of cost of living. I have visited twice before the first time for 6 months and the second for 12 months but that was 8 years ago when things were cheap! With everything that has happened I also have realised how important family is, at the time it was so important to be so close to family - they are the ones that matter at the end of the day and i have realised this and now feel i should not move so far away.
But....as some people have said, do i stay here where i have a good job, my partner is doing well at work so he is one of the lucky ones as he is in construction, we have my family here and i am wanting to start a family soon. We live pretty well with both incomes at the mo and can afford to save for luxury holidays etc....so why change it?
Just wondered if anyone else had experienced anything similair and felt differently after a bereavement?
It would be great to hear from anyone.
Many thanks (and apologies for the rather long post i didn't intend it to be so long!)