Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sydney Life.



I'm not going to lie, the only reason it took me this long to write another blog post is because I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to take the photo above. You see, not only did I need to wait for us to move in, or for the dogs to arrive from Brisbane, but I also needed there not to be a car parked directly outside our front door so that we could even take the photo. We also needed the sun to be out but not so bright that we were squinting (believe me, this isn't us squinting.. you should have seen our other attempts haha!). We got there eventually though and now here I am, gracing you all with my blogging presence.

The last few months since moving down to Sydney has definitely been a mixture of highs and lows. We spent the first month living in David's old rental place which had quite bad water damage and flooded every time it rained, and it made me feel sick just to be there. As in physically sick. Fortunately I had my new job to distract me and the shitty housing situation basically forced me to get outside and explore my new surroundings.

I have to say, I've been pleasantly surprised with how quickly I've adapted to the Sydney lifestyle. I guess it helps that I'm a foodie, because I will never get bored with the endless dining options that Sydney has to offer. The suburb we live in is pretty much known by everyone as vegan food central. The next suburb over has the same reputation - so I'm pretty much set. I'm also loving how busy Sydney is. I honestly thought I'd hate it but it actually makes me feel safe. For example, I can walk by myself at night and not feel (completely) afraid. It's liberating! It also makes me feel like I'm a part of something bigger. I can't really explain why, it's just something I've noticed feeling. Probably due in part to the suburb we live in being really close to the centre of Sydney. It's only a 30 minute walk to Central train station (and my new office!) and I'm a slow walker. We also live right by the water which makes evening walks with the dogs less of a chore and more of an adventure. There actually isn't much to complain about at all now that we are in the new place.

The best part about moving though, aside from being with David, is definitely my new job. I wasn't exaggerating when I said this was my dream job. It is the perfect blend of helping others, crunching numbers and all these other little things that I enjoy doing all rolled into a flexible 9 to 5. I'd love to talk more about the role itself, and maybe one day I will, but for now I've decided to keep my work life and personal life separate. Just know that your girl is happy and thriving, and where she is meant to be!

In other news, we've set a date for the wedding! April 13th, 2019. It is our hope that the weather won't be too hot but also won't be too cold. We will be having the wedding back in Queensland to make things easier for our family and friends. I've already sorted my dress, and the venue has been booked. Now we just need to sort out the guest list and save the dates before December rolls around and life gets even more hectic than usual. We also need to plan the honeymoon. I'd honestly be happy to delay the honeymoon at this stage. Wedding planning is stressful enough without trying to organise my very first overseas holiday! We will definitely be going overseas sometime next year though. No putting it off any longer!

Anyway, I hope you all are well, especially my friends back home. I miss you guys more than you know. Queensland will always have my heart. Not even the Sydney food can keep me away for long! ;)

Until next time...

 
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