Just wondering how much research is put in when choosing an area in Australia? It seems the key areas that people look at (from PIO posts) are
- How far away are beeches
- What can the kids do
But what about all of the things you do now? Are you into clubs/pubs/nightlife, history, city life, country life, culture/the arts etc because people seem to be so wrapped up in these other things that they forget about the every day things that mean a lot to them at present.
I bet and I maybe wrong, that the ones that have settled and doing well are the ones where their life has not been turned upside down by the move and feel their life has got better and are not missing out on anything! Or the things they are missing out on are limited compared to the things that they have gained.
It may sound silly, simple or basic but just think about it..... You live in London, youíre surrounded by shops, history, nightlife, culture etc itís all on your door step then you move to a Suburb in Brisbane close to a beach the weather is great the area is great etc everything YOU wanted! But how long does it take before you miss your old life? You miss going out, you miss the old buildings, people etc all of a sudden the beach, the weather mean nothing to you because your missing out on the important things in your life.......... BUT............. If you moved to Melbourne or Sydney where you had all of those things on your door step (granted not as old or as many) and you had the beach on your doorstep the weather you may just find that your life becomes more enriched by the move.
Itís the same if you live in the country and move to the city, now I know there will be people that will come on and say the opposite, that by having a sea change has been the best thing that could of happened to them, while others that have moved, like for like, who are still not happy! Not everyone will love Australia and there is no guaranteed formula, I just think that with any move you really need to think about what you have in your life now that you enjoy that you would hate to give up, and then find those areas that suit you...... Then look at all of the extra things you want to enrich your life. Sorry if Iíve told anyone to suck eggs....