Big week for moi. I packed up my life in Edinburgh and boarded a one way flight to Brisbane.
It was fairly spur of the moment. I had the idea, thought over it a little bit, flipped a coin (really), and made the decision.
“But you love Edinburgh!” was a common reaction from people hearing the news.
I do love Edinburgh. I love it so much. Borderline obsessed with it, actually.
But I also love adventure, change, and the sun.
When I think about the lifestyle I want long term, I picture an active, outdoors life in the sunshine. Edinburgh has about a million perfect attributes, but it can’t offer me that.
Whilst conducting a life audit a few months ago, I realised that I was in the absolute perfect situation to pick up and go try something I have thought about for years. I had already unsubscribed from a lot of my responsibilities (I’d quit my job, rented my flat out, ended my relationship) and I have a free six months before I need to be back in Europe for a wedding. The more I thought about it, there seemed to be no good argument for not buying a one way ticket to Australia. So I did it. And here I am.
I’m calling it a six month adventure for now and I’ll assess how I feel about staying long term once those six months are up.
The thought of starting over is a little daunting, but then I remember how lucky I am to have the chance to trial life here, whilst knowing I have a lovely life in Edinburgh to go back to whenever I want.
Plus, there is an entire supermarket aisle here dedicated to BBQ and picnic so that’s a big old tick in the pros column.
I’m excited about all the fun I have ahead of me, and all the experiences to come. I’m so grateful for this life of endless opportunity.
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