I sure have missed chatting with you about random things in my life! I really have. I've been caught up: sorting out my love life and family relationships, adjusting to a wonderful new job and hunting for the perfect little home.
Just about this time last year, I had landed my first job in corporate Australia and I was planning to move into my very first apartment ever! I was super excited to be getting my life together, having just moved to Melbourne six months earlier in June after graduating from university in the United States.
I was in love and ready to be loved. I had bought my power suits ready for corporate Australia and I was settling into my modern apartment located right within the heartbeat of the city. Life was good.
And a year later, I can definitely say, life is still good. Don't get me wrong. I've been bitten and beaten by life but all in all I'm grateful. I'm a little wiser, a little older and a little more seasoned.
1. I'm redefining what it means to be in love with a man.
Since I put up this post here, I've been on a rollercoaster journey. I've felt every type of emotion common to humankind. Anger, joy, hope, frustration, release. You name it, I've felt it. I've cried, prayed, planned, unplanned and everything in between. I've listened to sermons. I've partied. I've binge-watched TV. I've called my mum one hundred times. I've been searching for direction and purpose in this area of my life. It sure is not easy. It really isn't.
Sometimes the heart and the mind are in conflict. But I've found comfort in digging deep. In redefining what it means to be in love. What it means to love a man. What it means to want to marry a man. What it means to want to be a wife. I'm learning to forgive him and me. I'm learning to listen to my words as they come out of my mouth. I'm learning. I'm asking. I'm revising. I'm seeking. I'm growing. Mature love, the kind between a man and a woman is a burning fire. We're learning what that means first hand. We're not giving up. We're pushing past. This is what growth is.
2. I moved into a new job!
After a year with one of Australia's most successful businesses, I made the decision to look for a new job. I had learnt everything I possibly could in my old job and while I loved my workmates, I felt I needed a role that would be more challenging and stimulating.
My new role is with one of Australia's main telecommunications companies and I LOVE it. I'm putting my copywriting and social media skills to good use and I'm surrounded with some of the most brilliant minds I have come across in my career! I'm challenged to do better and give more.
3. I'm moving house!
Now don't get me wrong, I have thoroughly enjoyed living in my little pad in the heart of Melbourne. I have access to pretty little antique coffee shops and I can literally get to any part of the city in 15 minutes! (My Snapchat fam knows!) I'm honestly spoilt.
However, now that I'm getting a better sense of the city (i.e.- becoming a local) I'm realising that I could probably live in an equally plush home a little further out from the city and enjoy some greenery! I've enjoyed the city-fringe life but I'm ready for suburbia! :-)
Yep! So this is where this fine Sunday finds me. I'm doing so much better than I've been in the last few weeks. Honestly. I'm not just saying that. I feel like me again. I feel alive and excited about life. It's been a long time coming but I hope wherever life finds you, you'll have the strength to pull through. Sunnier days await.
Sending you lots of love and sunshine!