Published: October 23rd 2004October 23rd 2004
So here we are back home, we've been in Oxford now for nearly 3 months. We both have got back into 'normal' life again, it was hard getting out of the backpacking mindset, you know, not caring about money, getting up late, having a real laugh etc etc, but now here we are, reality has smacked us right in the chops and we have to face it or be swallowed up by it.
Well like we always do, we face things head on and 3 months later we have both got our selves full time jobs, Christina in a sport store and me in an office, both of us working towards starting some qualifications at the end of the year, me as a fitness instructor and Christina as an interior designer.
We've decided not to go to OZ next year but instead to work really hard for a few years get some decent money saved up, a few houses under our belts (we want to be property developers in the long term) and then go travelling not having to care about the money side of it.
It was and still is a very hard decision to make, still being so close to being back from a year away and still having some backpacking mindset in the backs of our minds, were having to push them back every week and it doesn't get easier with time!!
If we hadn't made some really good friends in NZ then maybe it wouldn't be so bad but thats life, we'll see them again, just not for a while!!
Anyway, we're going to try and keep updating this blog with some pics of our home town and country for any of you who are interested!!