The City

It’s been 18 months since I moved to Brisbane and I am often asked on here why. I guess those of you who read my blog catch on that I am more country than city. This is funny in some ways because you are right, I would much rather be living in the country than the city. However people that have met me are usually surprised by that fact. Maybe I am just good at appearing like a city boy, probably because I am quite the nerd.

The move to Brisbane was a life change for me. About 2 ½ years ago I was living in a more regional town and had been there for several years. I was going through a major break up which left me very messed up mainly because of the way it ended and the betrayal that was involved. Unfortunately that was the biggest part. Anyway, over the year post breakup I realised that I really needed to get away from the situation and the town and the best way to do that was to make a big change.

Eventually I got to the point that I was ready to move. I decided I would start looking for a new job and see where that would lead. At this point I was prepared to look everywhere and hadn’t really decided on a specific location. At the same time I let my employer know that although I wasn’t in a rush to go, I was looking. At this point my employer said, before you do let’s see if we can come up with something.

What transpired was my employer came to the party with a plan that would move me to Brisbane. So I thought to myself that I had never lived in Brisbane so I would give it a go. 18 months ago I relocated and have been here ever since. Timing is strange sometimes because at the same time all this was going on I happened to meet my current partner and things have generally worked out.

Luckily for me my partner is also someone who doesn’t like the city so eventually when we can get our act together we will move outside of the city. i don’t have anything against the city, I just would prefer to be somewhere where there is space and we can do our own thing. We do have and are working on our plans to get a business off the ground and in many ways we can do that from most more regional areas so there are no limitations there. It’s just about getting our business to a point we can sustain ourselves well without the need for our outside employment.

Even with the down times of my life I feel that I have had a very good life. I am lucky and at the moment our focus has to be on our future.