WAIT . Before you Google maps this area let me set the scene....
It is a place you can try to resist visiting but sometimes you have no choice but to go. Once you arrive, only a select few people in the World can provide safe passage out; unbearably they are HR departments and this guy I know pretty well called Fate (me & him go way back - sometimes he is a top bloke and other times he the biggest dirt bag I know). When you are there all these future destinations are waved in front of you, some are amazing and you get really excited only to be told that it isn't happening - other destinations make you want to get back into bed and pull the covers over your head swaying forth and back *this is not happening* *this is not happening*. You keep yourself busy, you treat yourself (mainly to chocolate and wine), you spend a ridunculous amount of time researching rubbish on the internet, you & your partner talk incessantly about leaving Limboland to anyone that will listen and every phone call, every day brings potential storms and/or rainbows.
When I saw a reader refer to their own similar frustrations on one of my favorite expat blogs (www.expatpartnersurvival.com) the comment made me smile because I forget how many of us have purgatory sentences in Limboland. It was a nice smile for myself knowing I'm not alone; not a *mwah ha ha* evil smirk knowing someone else has to go through it too. This highlighted to me that despite it feeling like an isolating place that no one really understands, there are millions of people in the same situation.
So greetings from Limboland my friends, is anyone already here or visiting soon? I'm a Marry Poppins bag of emotions, frustrated because it doesn't seem too much to ask where you might be living in a couple of months, excited because hey - I could be living anywhere in a couple of months, nervous for a pending big life change, sad to be leaving Canada, distraught to be leaving my amazing friends here, angry at myself for potentially not making the most of Vancouver and...I'm sorry what? I've lost my trail of thought since I have so much on my mind at the moment. What was I talking about?
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