Moving is great, but you need friends
CHANGE is in the air for a number of people around me at the moment.
Like me they are selling up and moving to a new area to start the next chapter of their lives.
While moving house is akin to having your back teeth pulled without a pain killer, it is always good to move out of your comfort zone and shifting homes certainly does that.
A new home means that you now need to find new friends and you need to open your eyes every time you leave your front door.
I found that after five years in Hervey Bay I lost sight of its beauty and started taking much of the area for granted.
One concerning aspect of moving, however, is that your move will take you away from your network of friends and sometimes family.
You may have only ever called on them to pop around and feed the pets while you went away, but it was handy to know in times of real need they were there just down the road.
I have been fortunate that my mother-in-law has packed up her belongings and moved alongside my family for the past 10 years.
Yes, I have a mother-in-law that I really like.
Her support to my family and in particularly my daughter has been invaluable and I always sympathise with others who have moved to new areas leaving their family behind.
Will she be coming to Ipswich? Let's just say she's already booked an appointment with two real estate agents.