Friday, 24 August 2018

I'm Moving To Sydney - Finally!



As you guys will know if you've been following this blog for a while, I've been looking for a job in Sydney for close to a year now so that I can move down and live with my fiancé David. For the past eleven months I have been living in David's renovation house in Brisbane that we have been finishing off together, getting ready to rent out once I moved down. Sadly the renovations were finished a lot sooner than it took me to find a job, but it was definitely worth the wait.

For so long now I have been silently feeling like a failure for not doing something worthwhile with my career since finishing my University degree five years ago. Sure, I started my own design business, which was incredibly fulfilling for a while there.. but there really wasn't any money in the design work I was doing, and I slowly began to lose my passion after creating what felt like my thousandth cookie cutter design. So I allowed myself to fall into the comfort zone of working for my part time job at a supermarket. The pay was reasonable for the work I was doing, I had lots of friends, enjoyed being around the public and not locked up in my home office all day.. but I knew in my heart that it wasn't leading anywhere. At least not in a way that would fulfil me long term.

Then I met David. His enthusiasm for helping others and drive for success was a breath of fresh air for me. He inspired me to set my sights higher and believed in and supported me completely. I decided it was time for me to stop settling for "comfortable" and start reaching for what I actually wanted and knew I deserved. For me, this was working for the government in a role where I could help others on a deeper level. The security and benefits of a government job had always appealed to me (one of the reasons I used to want to be a teacher), but to be able to give back to others and know that I am making a real difference in the world is what I had been yearning for the most.

So I did it. I stopped dreaming, pulled my finger out, owned my shit and applied for my dream job!

It wasn't an easy feat. The application itself was similar to that of a University essay. There was online testing, an extensive interview process which involved flying down to Sydney, and a super long waiting game. Then finally, a few days before mine and David's engagement party (another post on that still to come!), I received the exciting news that I had been selected for the role. I was finally on the path to where I truly wanted to be in life and I couldn't have been happier!

I finished up at my supermarket job yesterday and I start my new position in just over a week. The next few days are going to be pretty hectic with saying goodbye to everyone, moving out, cleaning up the renovation house, etc. but I really am so excited. We will be spending the next month living in David's current rental place in Sydney before we move into our new, newly renovated, terrace apartment in early October. This is the fresh start I have been waiting for for so long and I can't wait to share this new journey with you guys.

Until next time!

 
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3 comments:

  1. Awh such fantastic news! SOunds like David is a great guy and I love that he has pushed you to achieve your dreams. Best of luck with the new chapter :) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  2. So happy for you, my friend! It is all coming together! :)

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  3. So glad it’s all coming together for you!
    Your engagement pics looked amazing too :)
    Ps I’ll be in Sydney for two days at the end of this month

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