Haven't been on the forum for a while! Never actually changed my mind in the UK but had feelings of doubt sometimes. Especially the week leading up to coming over here. I remember the removal guys packing our things and then it really hit me. The house looked bare after, and it was only personal items, ornaments, photos etc but I thought OMG what are we doing. I cried for a few days leading up to coming, it was hard saying goodbye to work mates, family and friends. It was then that it really hit me. Leaving our 20yr old daughter behind at uni, 17yr old son constantly telling us he didn't know whether he really wanted to come! It was very stressful and very emotional.
Here I am now almost 6 months down the line, still on my own here, as my husband went back after a month until the house is sold, our son went back with him as couldn't settle! But ask me if I would go back, the answer is no, even though I miss my family so much, Some days are very hard emotionally, and I've had a few of those this week, and yes when I'm feeling a bit low I do question why I'm here, what's it all about, and I do feel like I want to go home, but that feeling doesn't last long. I'm now just feeling a bit more settled in my job, even though I'm working harder here than I did back home, I like the area I'm living in, I'm right near the beach, just over an hour from NYC. Even so I miss my family and just hope that we will all be together soon.
My husband has been back twice and coming again in april, we have a buyer for the house but it's going through very slowly. Our daughter came at christmas with her boyfriend, she celebrated her 21st a couple of weeks ago, and all the family got together. That was very hard for me emotionally, not being there, I miss her so much. Our son is coming back when my husband sells the house, he's just usung this time now to spend with his friends etc. But I wish he had made more of a try when he first came over. So it's difficult for my husband back home holding everything together. We've sacrificed a lot to do this, but at the moment feel it's ultimately what we want, and have no regrets. It's been the toughest thing we've ever had to do, and I think about the times when we were waiting on immigration, interviews, medicals, Nclex etc etc and how much we wanted this to happen.
So no, if you offered me a one way ticket home now, I wouldn't go. It's a tough ride, and not easy on your own especially, but hopefully this time next year we can look back on all this.
Good luck to all of you out there.