I’ve just had my Australian visa approved! I’ll be moving to one of the luckiest countries in the world at the end of July, and I am so excited for the opportunities that await me. I’m also two months pregnant and I’ll be moving to Australia alone with my unborn baby. The country where I’m from doesn’t support women in the way that Australia does. I am one of the lucky ones and I was able to go to university and study English, but even still I didn’t feel like I was going to get anywhere near enough of an opportunity to succeed in my home country. I don’t know the gender of my baby but if she’s a girl, then I want more for her than what I’ve received.
But anyway, I digress! I’ve chosen Melbourne, Australia as the place my baby and I are going to call home. I have never been to Melbourne or Australia, but I like that it doesn’t get too hot there. I’m sick of being too warm in my home country. I’ve decided to ask a buyers’ agent near the Elsternwick area to help me find a home. I want a home that has two bedrooms and a garden so that my unborn baby can have their own space to be creative and get outside. That’s something that I never got, even coming from a well off family. I’m blessed that I got to go to university and learn the skills that are now taking me to Australia. If I wasn’t from the family I was born into I would be stuck in my home country forever, which unfortunately for the girls who have it a lot worse than I do, is a reality.
I hope there aren’t any language barriers when I’m speaking to the buyers’ advocate. In the Melbourne CBD, I’ve heard that people are very multicultural so I’m sure they would be used to speaking with people who have accents. I performed well in my speaking, listening and writing exams so hopefully, that helps.