*Written in August 2016, Perth
This time 6 months ago I had the grand total of $300 (£175) to my name, a credit card that needed paying and no job.
I also had an underlying will to get off the travel-train that had been my life for the last 2 years. The time had (finally) come to get my act together – to stop flitting between countries and continents – to put myself back where I deserved to be with my career.
This visit was different, I arrived settled and stable. I was just super excited to be with her lovely family for a few days, before jetting back to Sydney to crack on with the next chapter of my life.
These past few months have also given me the chance to pay off (most of) my credit card and get on my feet financially again. I run often and write here every Sunday. My unsettled travel days are long behind me, life is a routine that benefits me physically and mentally. I feel more focused now than perhaps ever before. It is a great position to be in.
A little self-belief goes a long way. I spoke to my mum a few months ago when I was job hunting and she said ‘maybe this ‘dream job’ doesn’t exist’. She was trying to steel me for the fact that I might end up working for money rather than love.