Monday, May 13, 2013
I've been here in New Zealand for nearly 8 years. Long story short I left America when I was 22 to come here for a year, met a New Zealander, fell in love, got married and now will ring in 30 years old here in good ol' kiwi-land. My husband and I are planning to move back to America though in the next year or so and I need some advice, some thoughts, anything because I am terrified.
We have a pretty comfy little life here. Good jobs, nice home, the country has a public health care system so we are taken care of, great friends, beautiful city, etc. We are moving stateside to be closer to my family. My father is 74...he is healthy but I want to spend as much time with him as I can. My mom is younger but I'm her only child and it means a lot to spend time with her too. So....
Back to being terrified. I am panicked. I don't know what to do. I'm scared of what was once my home. The things that are happening over there....the shootings, bombings, the lack of help when things go wrong for people, the cost to live, the lack of jobs. Is there anything NOT to be worried about? I am just hearing the worst things!!! I am so scared that we are going to come over to the states and not be able to get work or get cancer and be told that our insurers don't cover that or not even be able to AFFORD health care or get shot or something AWFUL!
Please can someone tell me if my worries are unfounded. Please can someone over there tell me what to expect. During this weight loss journey that stress of this move is a constant for me and it keeps me up at night. What if I come back to the states and cannot control my eating in the country known world-wide for its obesity epidemic???
Does anyone have a thought for me? I hope, hope, hope to hear from someone.