Note to new readers: This post is part of my 30 Days of Writing Practice. I am allowing blocks of 10, 20 or 30 minutes of my day solely to putting my swirling thoughts on paper. No going back to edit which will only serve to stop the stream of consciousness. My writing buddy Kat and I, we call it writing from the heart. Please read my introduction for the full story.
I told you last Tuesday that I need to be more organised in my topics. To give myself direction. Ok. So in Instagram, there’s a thing called #ThrowbackThursday. A blast from the past. For #ThrowbackThursday, how about if I tell you our “new beginning in Australia” story? The first year in Sydney in 10 mins. Or maybe 20. We shall see.
Gasp, dive and swim!
Ariel did not want to leave the Philippines, and why would he? He had established an IT career in a Meralco subsidiary. He built us a house from his Meralco shares. I, on the other hand, was having the time of my life traveling around the world in short term assignments (between 2 weeks to 3 months at a time) while working for Motorola. Now there’s the crux of the matter. I was restless. I have seen the world and seen the quality of life outside the Philippines. Life seemed so much better “outside”. I wanted out. Anywhere except the US (I wasn’t a fan of American junk) and Canada (too cold).