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And so the journey begins…
In less than a weeks time, I will be heading to Maryvale, Queensland. The town is 20 minutes from Warwick, 1 hour from Toowoomba and Ipswich with jobs hard to come by, unless you have farming experience or an agricultural background.
I will be packing several items of clothing and fashion necessities (and will miss many of the items in my walk-in robe), a tent and its accessories including inflatable mattress, some books and my laptop (eventhough I won’t have internet access for a while) and dumping them into my ’92 Celica which my partner Ben and I will be driving to reach our new country lifestyle.
I was a little apprehensive and anxious about making the move from Melbourne, but after reflection, rather than looking at it as the end of my world as I know it, I’m choosing to look at as an adventure. In that very primitive, simple sort of way with the stars and the sky to keep me company and conversation not distracted by TV in the evenings.
And it dawned on me that when you find a man who loves you and wants to share their life with you, you thank your lucky stars you were so blessed, and as a result, you make different choices and you take certain risks because you know such love doesn’t come around often. You open yourself up to living a life that you may not have considered before, but a life that will be more enriched as you decide to carve your own lives in this world as a team and as a partnership, and share the experiences as two kindred souls on a parallel life journey.
When I think about the move in this way, I consider myself to be one of the lucky few, taking a real punt in life and having faith that all will work out. And if it doesn’t, at least I tried to make a go of it, tried to take a risk, tried to follow the road less travelled. What better reason to pack up and leave than true love? What’s life without it? Well, not much of a life at all if you think about it.
So here I am, probably one of my last blog entries before I head to the country, with my heart and mind full of hope, high on life and on love.
I honestly can’t think of a place I’d much rather be.