The time has come to move on. Literally.
We’ve decided that we’re ready to move from Malta, and this little rock we’ve called home for the past three years.
The decision did not come easily, but a number of factors aligned together that lead us to come to this conclusion. Of course, it will be bittersweet. We’ll be leaving a life we’ve grown quite comfortable with, parting with better friends then we’ve ever made anywhere else, and a lifestyle that is just…easy. In some cases, it’s easier to stay than leave. So why go?
Something a friend said to me cemented the idea that moving was, well, the right move.
He said “By staying, you are missing out on experiencing something else. Experience it all while you still can. Take the risk.”
I find myself coming back to his statement again and again, especially when the reality of leaving the island becomes so overwhelming that I can’t bare to think about it any longer. But then I remind myself that this is not the end of our adventures, it’s only the beginning of something new, and hopefully equally as exciting as the past three years have been.
At this point, we don’t even know where we’ll end up. The uncertainty is quite daunting, but the possibilities are endless!
Looking back on the past few years, we’ve had some pretty epic experiences that are so much fun to look back on. I’m still just in love with our neighbourhood since the day we moved in:
I honestly feel like I’ve seen every square inch of the Maltese islands. Some of my favourite spots & memories have included:
Our recent friend’s Gozitan getaway weekend, in which 8 of us all rented a gorgeous farmhouse in Gozo:
Taking full advantage of living right on the Mediterranean Sea and swimming every chance we got.
Celebrating a-many Maltese festas & partaking in all the local festivities:
Exploring the island’s landscape, from hikes to admiring it’s natural beauty:
We were also lucky to have some visitors come from back home and show them around our home:
I will forever miss the contrast of the city against the sea that is ever-present throughout the island.
And lastly, there is no one I would rather have gone through all this with than my partner-in-crime.