It has been a crazy few months, but finally the crazy has subsided and I am basking in the glow of a new life.
January this year I finally got my act together and moved to Melbourne. It was a scary thing to do, I had been living in South Australia for the last seven years (and my entire adult life), all my friends and everything I knew was there. Melbourne however had been calling me forever; its art, nightlife and ridiculously cheap coffee were all things that I wanted in my life.
So after putting it of for another year because of study (check out my visual merchandising page for some of my work) I found a housemate, packed up everything I own and left.
I swear it had been both the hardest and most liberating things I have ever done; this is not the first time I have moved states but it is the first time I have done it solo. I felt like I had really achieved something, I was a grown up!! Leaving my friends behind however was as hard as I thought it would be. Though I have family in Melbourne there was no one I felt I could just call up and go out to coffee with. No one I could go see a movie last minute with or meet at Macca's drive-through at midnight (you know who I'm talking about Elle).
Having said all that I will admit that I am the happiest I have been in a very long time. Sometimes it's good to take a leap, shake things up a bit, keep yourself on your toes. I think its healthy to challenge yourself. Two and a half months in, I now have a small group of good friends and a new relationship. I'm still looking for a job in VM but right now I'm not too fussed where I work, I'm enjoying learning about where I live and exploring everything this new life has to offer.