This is it

This New Year has been the most wonderful, the most relaxing and also, the most inspiring New Year of my entire life. I came back a couple of days ago from an absolutely wonderful holiday with my love at Port Stephens. Every day was wonderful and amazing; and like other recent events, it inspired me to make some changes in my life.

I’m about to move to Sydney, to the Mount Colah area. It may be very late in coming, but it’s time for this little bird to leave the familial nest and learn to fly. There are two main factors that inspired that decision, a) I’ll be closer to he who makes my heart go boom boody-boom boody-boom boody-boom and b) I’ll be in an area where I can find work and hopefully, start a new career.

My life has changed so much over the last two months. In a short amount of time it’s going to change even more. It does make me nervous on some levels, not in a bad way, but in that “ok, this is a big thing for me to do, and I’m nervous as anything, but I really want to do this” way. I know and can feel in my heart that this is the right time for me to do this. It is the time when I need to do this.

So if anyone knows of any job leads in Sydney, preferably right in the city or North Sydney, let me know! I’m already in intense job seeking mode (which will cause skill update mode) and have applied for as many as I can find. I’d also love to join some of the groups in Sydney now that I’ll be closer, ones like Stitch and Bitch and the Sydney Photobloggers.

I’m risking more than I ever have in my entire life. I’m changing my life and turning it upside down. And that makes me feel a wee bit scared. But delicious scared. Delicious, because I can see that the life I’ve always wanted is finally within my reach. All I have to do is take the next step. And I will.

Sam: This is it.
Frodo: This is what?
Sam: If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.
Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”


  1. Good luck with the move: chance is always a bit scary, though not as scary as in the LOTR!!! Now I’m humming along with Sophia and Peter!!!


  2. Change is many things – scary, exciting, worrisome, fun… but ultimately it is the best chance to learn and expand your horizons in a great way. (Sorry that sounds kind of cheesy… :tongue: ) It sounds like this is going to be very good for you! :biggrin:


  3. I’m so pleased for you! I will be thinking good thoughts that you will get a job that you like and that you settle in well. Moving away from family and friends is tough, as you know I understand totally, but there are great rewards if you are confident and adaptable! Keep us posted!


  4. Are you kidding? I live in Mount Colah! Well, I did, before I temporarily moved back to the U.S. with my husband and daughter, but we are coming back in 4 years! Maybe you’ll still be there by then!? :smile:


  5. Well, goodness gracious me! :heartbeat: :heartbeat: :heartbeat: :heartbeat: :wub:


  6. Thanks very much everyone! :biggrin:

    Erich – I’d offer to send you an oyster or two, but I figure they’d be kind of yucky by the time they reached you! heh

    Jamieanne – Small world! I might email you for some tips about living in Mount Colah since you know it well. :smile:

    Corinoco – My heart goes boom boody-boom every time I think about you. :lovestruck:


  7. :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: omg!
    congratulations alysha!!!!!

    thats wonderful news!
    its been a while since ive been here as i keep losing you!
    you are bookmarked on delicious now and ill add you to my links again.


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