So I have made the decision to leave Australia for a while. Maybe forever, and maybe just for a while. Who knows..
It’s funny how life works out sometimes…and how it doesn’t. I had a job lined up in New york which fell through a couple of weeks ago. You would not believe the bizarre and somewhat saddening circumstances around that situation if I told you, so today I won’t.
I’m choosing to believe that it’s true what they say about closing doors and opening windows.
Two years ago when I first considered living overseas, I imagined I would end up in New Zealand, Hong Kong or somewhere pretty local to Australia. I’ve discovered that choosing a country to move to is tough when you don’t have a motivating factor or speak a second language. Lucky for me, fate stepped in a few months ago and pointed me to the U.S with that job offer in New York.
Losing that opportunity was a blow at the time and has been incredibly stressful. But, life blindsides us occasionally and you just have to roll with the punches, right? In hindsight, it’s an absolute blessing in disguise, giving that company control over my life and career would have ended in deportation from the States and a mark on my immigration record and God only knows how my career would have been affected.
I’m breathing a sigh of relief that I have dodged a bullet.
Call me crazy but I have decided to go to America anyway, this lady needs a change of scenery and a new challenge. Now I am faced with a dilemma. Actually, I have a couple. One, I have no visa, and two, I have no job!
So, how do you plan a massive move like this with an absolutely blank canvas?
First, I’m going to raise my glass to dodging bullets and chasing dreams and have faith that everything is working out exactly as it should.