Where to go when you know you must go, but don’t know where

I have some amazing people in my life.
People I’ve met through school, university, Rotary, work, sports, and more.
Against my insatiable need to be liked by everyone, I’ve come to realise that you can’t be friends with everyone. When you meet your people you tend to know them. Don’t let those people go.

For the past few years I haven’t been doing well, but as a stubborn optimist I was always looking for the silver lining, the small band-aid that I thought would be the start of something great.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had some amazing opportunities, met some awesome people, and learnt a lot during this time.
But the situation I’d got myself in required me to sit still and behave… and that’s not my jam. Not for long periods of time anyway.

So eventually I had to draw a line in the sand. Let’s go try something else.

My original plan was to just go home to Sydney or Newcastle. I was going to find a good job, something that would stretch me, and find a new home to renovate to keep myself busy. (is this a vice? at least it’s productive.) Most importantly, it would be close to important people in my life, friends and family.

I did a few job interviews, built some good relationships with companies, but nothing really jumped out at me as something I’d be happy in for long. If I couldn’t envision myself in the role, happy, I figured it wasn’t for me.
I pushed ahead with the move back to Sydney area regardless, just wanting to get back and spend time with family and friends while I found my next step.
COVID threw a spanner in the works here, Sydney had their outbreak about a month before I was due to head back.

Luckily I had a mate from a previous job who always has 1000 things on the go, and a spare room in Queensland.
This let me feel like I’d be useful rather than just imposing.
Excellent.
He was also out on a farm, where you neither sit still nor behave.
Double excellent.

A plan was formed. A plane ticket was changed. The next adventure began.

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