|My first day in Australia - palm trees, fountains, and Darling Harbour!|
My contract with the public library is up at the end of this month, and a replacement state manager has been appointed. I've been kept busy wrapping things up at work, packing, and doing other things that are necessary but not fun. There isn't time to farewell everyone, as much as I'd like to, because our flight leaves the day after Canada Day - that's July 2nd.
If you're in Sydney, I'm planning a drop-by evening on Friday 27 June. Please DM/email/SMS me for details.
|Celebrating 7 years of marriage, and finally dressed to match Sydney|
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the tremendous amount of personal growth since I left Vancouver Island in 2008. Between being thrown into my marketing role, taking on leadership roles at uni and church, public speaking, finding my profession, making numerous new friends and growing in my marriage, I'm not the person I was when I arrived. Now, I get to take all of that life experience with me, and leap once more - back to Canada.
Harry Potter comes to mind: "I'm not going home - not really." Australia is my second home, and I will see Canada differently now. It was a difficult decision, but Mr J and I made it together. We are moving back to Vancouver Island, to the city where we met and married. I have family there and Mr J has a job lined up. The experience I've gained here has been invaluable and I hope to find work soon.
|My home in Canada - ocean, mountains, and evergreens.|