I can confidently say that I am settled in London. I have no plans on moving back to New Zealand any time soon, even if the dreaded London winter is here. So it begs the question, why do I still have a car in New Zealand?
When I left in 2012 I had no idea if I was going to be away for three months or five years. I was so lost that it was completely plausible for London to be a temporary stop before going home and trying to pick up the pieces. Since I could have been home before summer I left my car with my parents.
Now that I know I will be in London for a while it is becoming increasingly stupid to keep a devaluing asset sitting in a garage, when I could put it into a term deposit and actually make money from it.
But I don’t know, that car is my link to New Zealand, it is the possibility of flying home tomorrow. The possibility that I will go back to my country, my parents and my friends. The possibility that London isn’t a permanent move.
So what do I do? I think I have to be sensible and sell my car. But that step feels all too like closing a door for my liking.