I am sad to say it has been far too long since I have written a blog post.
Everything got a little crazy when I packed up (again) to come back to Melbourne and to tell you the truth, I wasn’t really in the mood to write.
Leaving my family in the US and coming to Melbourne made me pretty sad for the first few days.
I’m so happy for my new adventure to start but it was very surreal leaving what I used to consider home without a return ticket.
Part of me panicked–when did I grow up??
I did things a little differently than most 21 year olds do.
I graduated early, got married, and moved out of the country!
And all of these decisions I completely stand by, but moving away from my family was a lot harder than I ever expected it to be.
It weighed on me my first few days back here. I kept lamenting the fact that I have no idea when I’ll be back.
And then the FaceTime calls came in and travels plans were made for when my family would visit.
And I cheered up.
Growing up is just a part of life, and some choose to stay close to their families while others may find opportunities or paths that take them farther away.
I chose to move away and chase after something that I’ve always wanted to do–find my soulmate and work and live in France!
I think it’s natural to be a little scared when starting a new adventure–at least I know that’s always been my process.
But I also think think it’s really important to keep reminding yourself of why you’re doing what you’re doing and what you’re going after.
I was so sad about leaving my first few days back in Melbourne, that I really let it have an impact on my feelings about the city. I convinced myself I didn’t like Melbourne, when really I was feeling homesick.
I only have less than a month here before I leave for Bordeaux, so I’m going to embrace everyday! I’ve gotten over my homesick slump and now I can really start exploring whole heartedly.
This city has so much to offer, and I’m going to discover as much as I can before I leave.