When I was getting ready to move to Melbourne, I had people constantly ask me if I was excited/nervous/happy. There were two words that described how I felt and I’ve felt that way twice before. Once, when I was eighteen and about to fly to Los Angeles for my first solo trip and the second time, when I was twenty and about to fly to London to go backpacking through the UK/Europe, solo again.
The two words that came to mind for all three times: doubt & fear. I’ve had some seriously good people come into my life this year which made me doubt my decision to leave Perth but I had to constantly remind myself of the reasons why I was moving.
But as soon as I got off the plane at 7am, and Melbourne’s crisp morning air hit me right in the face, doubt and fear left my mind and I felt the biggest sense of relief.
Having lived in Melbourne the last month, my love for the city just keeps growing & growing. I’ve caught up with several friends, checked out some cool gyms, cafes and bars and now I’m starting to feel more settled.
I don’t know how long I’ll be in Melbourne but with so many cafes and yoga studios to try plus road trips to do, I think I’ll be here a while!