Photo by Nurain
Finally my days are looking up.
I’m settling nicely in Maryvale
, after a rocky start and a serious bout of the missing-friends-and-family blues. I’m finally warming to the people in the office and my social calendar has never looked so promising (I was even invited to a Hen’s Night
, and I’ve only known lovely English girl Jo for 6 weeks!) To my surprise, people might even consider me part of “the girls,” a close-knit circle of female friends that I work with at the Warwick Daily News
. This Melbourne social butterfly’s still got it!
Not only that, the days are getting warmer and the nights too. I’m getting into a better rhythm of waking up just after sunrise, getting to work earlier, having dinner early and going to bed before 9pm. I’ve joined the local gym, walking distance from work and allows me to squeeze in a work out in my lunch break. I’ve been breathing better – more aware of my inhaling and exhaling. I’ve been watching what I eat and consciously making more of an effort to stay away from processed foods and food with preservatives and additives. And best of all, Ben and I have grown more in love, if that were possible, as we continue to embark in this exploration of a vastly different life to the one we had in Melbourne
And after hanging out with one of my colleagues who’s mother has been battling breast cancer, the situation serves to remind me that life is meant to be grasped with all your might, with all the energy of your being and really lived.
With abandon, with no hesitation, with no fear.