I have to keep reminding myself this (our move to Singapore) was my idea. I pushed for it for a LONG time. My husband has started his new job, leaving Miss C and I home alone in a pretty dreadful apartment, with no TV and a terrible internet connection. I am a SAHM for the time being and not a very good one at that!
What we’re doing is so incredibly exciting, but I honestly, and perhaps naively, thought it would be easier than this. Then again we’re doing this move with a three year old, who needs constant entertaining, and I’m pregnant (and a teeny bit hormonal).
We’re strangers in a new city with its own rules and a different way of life, trying to make a new life for ourselves. A part of me is lonely – and life is boring (on a day to day basis) when the rain comes and I have no idea what there is to do or where to go to. All I want to do is lie down, but my 3 year old needs my attention. My husband works late every night so I’m on my own more than I’d like to be.
The heat is exhausting and making Miss C tired and crabby. She doesn’t want to walk anywhere, preferring to sit in her buggy (try make her sit in it when were in the UK – not a chance!). She spent an entire taxi journey earlier today telling the driver how “boring” and “disgusting” taxi rides are! I try to be understanding as I know she’s experiencing some massive changes in her life (and is already staying in the 3rd different place in less than a month). How could she possibly understand it’s hard for me too?
I know we made the right decision to come it and I know it will get better. I just need to give it time, it’s only been a week after all 😉
I wrote this post after we’d just arrived in Singapore. I’m glad to say things have got better!