A little Q and A

Since moving to Australia nearly a year ago I have had many many questions about my experience and I thought I would answer a few of the questions I get most about this experience and planning a wedding from a different continent.

Q: Do you ever get homesick?

A: This is an easy enough one to answer I think. OF COURSE I get homesick all the time, but not in the usual way. I like to say I get more “people-sick”. I miss my family so much sometimes it brings me to tears. I miss my friends and having them be easy to talk to and spend time with. A lot of people say the home is where the heart is, and I think this is very true but my heart is in more places than one. Australia is my new home so in many ways I’m not home sick. I love the new life I am making here and the people who are making it special.

Q: What do you miss most from Miami?

A: Besides my family and friends? Ha that’s the obvious answer and it’s definitely true but besides that? Publix and the food! In Australia there are choices but far far less than back home. I just wish it was easier to find some good brownie mix here COMMON!

Q: Am I going to become and Australian citizen?

A: Yes! I cannot wait to have dual citizenship eventually. It’s not as easy as it may seem so I am currently in the process of getting my new visa and then becoming a permanent resident. I will write a separate post on the visa stuff because I get loads of questions about this.

Q: How is wedding planning going from Australia?

A: One word, MOM! I have no idea what I would do without my amazing mother. It’s been a fun but interesting experience planning a wedding without being where the wedding is taking place! She visited the venue and has met with all the vendors! All I really get to do is send pictures of what I want and text and email about all the details I can. In some ways I wish I was home and able to be a better helper but in other ways I am so thankful to really get to enjoy being engaged without too much stress.

Q: How do you pronounce Alex’s last name?

A: Well spelling it is the first hill to climb. Boukogiannis is definitely a long one and a mouthful. Best advice for pronunciation is: boo-ko-giannis.

So there it is. I would love to know more questions to answer so feel free to leave them below in the comments.

Aus-merican is a word I am now using to describe myself because I now belong to two countries. Maybe not legally yet in Australia but in my heart.

-Abby

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A beautiful note written by my future husband which perfectly describes how I feel.

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