Life has been a bit wild the past 6 months… I’ve quite literally been all over the world and changed direction a ridiculous amount of times, in typical Sav fashion.
I suppose it all began when I chose life and adventure over my career. I quit my job at a company which I loved because the pace I was working at and the sheer volume of hours was not sustainable anymore. I was barely sleeping or eating, let alone doing anything social or even getting out on my mountain bike. I was living only to work and I finally realised it had to stop.
I already had a trip booked to Italy for the end of July and decided I would make the move to Texas with my family after I returned. It seemed like a good first step. A change of scenery.
I had always dreamed of living abroad, but I always thought, Europe, maybe. All of my ideas on this changed when I traveled to Italy and met a bunch of Aussies who convinced me that I should move to Australia. I had never really considered it before. It seemed so… Out there. But, nonetheless, I started researching the possibility of it when I got back home.
As the move to Texas approached, I decided that I should take advantage of this time away from work and travel the world for a few months before I settled down and got a job in Texas… little did I know where I would be right now.
Australia was obviously on the list of places I would go… but where else? Asia seemed the most logical, given the proximity, so, I started researching trips around Southeast Asia. I mean, it’s a backpacker’s paradise, right? But… When do I ever do the most easy or logical thing?
So, I naturally began researching tours in Africa. Being a life-long animal lover, whose favourite movie growing up was the Lion King and who used to absolutely wear out the yearly zoo passes… It sounded like a dream. But, I was determined to make it a reality. Next thing I knew, I was on a plane to Africa.
The trip was everything I could have dreamed of and more, with friends and memories to last a lifetime. From Africa, to Australia, to yes, even a spontaneous Scuba diving trip to Asia, I traveled, explored, and discovered more and more about myself and what I wanted out of life.
I met multiple people in Australia and even a mate from Africa who would be doing their work visas in Australia and before I knew it, my mind was made up. I was moving to the land down under.
So, after a lovely Christmas back home, I packed up everything I owned and hopped on a plane to Melbourne, where I would be starting my Aussie adventure. I fell in love with Melbourne before I ever even visited and decided it would be the place for me (articles about it being the world’s most livable city 7 years straight, may have helped) and after seeing it in person, I knew it was where I wanted to live.
Unfortunately, Melbourne was not meant to be, for now at least. The job market was tough and when I was offered an amazing, well-paid job in Sydney out of the blue, I made the decision to leave my beloved Melbourne and all of my mates behind.
It’s been a hell of a ride. And, as I sit here in Sydney, I know it’s really only begun.
The adventure continues…
(More posts to come about the individual places I visited throughout my amazing trip)