Moving to Sydney
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
The first day of 2018 was also the first day of my new adventure down under as I moved from San Diego, California to Sydney, Australia. Continue reading to hear about my move from the moment the idea was formed, to present day.
I came to Sydney from San Diego, where I had been living for about a year and a half. I absolutely love San Diego and always told myself "I'm never leaving". However, here I am living on a completely different continent. I can't really explain why I left a place I was so in love with - other than I was craving the unknown and new adventures. I could have just taken a trip here, but I was ready for something bigger and more challenging.
The decision to Sydney was not in my life-plan up until about 5 months ago. I was planning a hypothetical trip (as I often do for fun) and was interested in coming to Australia/New Zealand for a couple weeks in January. It was then I realized 2 weeks was not enough time to see all the things I wanted to see. I came to work the next day and jokingly said, "Guys, I think I need to move to Australia." A coworker of mine then suggested keeping my current job and working remotely from down-under. Within just 2 weeks from this day, I pitched the idea to my company, got approved for a working visa, and started looking into all of the details I needed for my move.
Fast forward a few months, and I am now writing this from a cafe at Manly Wharf with a view of the ferries going to and from the city center (CBD). I cannot believe how quick this all happened and how smoothly my move went. I live in an amazing flat 3 minutes walking distance to Manly Beach, 5 minutes walk to Manly Wharf, and a 15 minute ferry ride to the city. I am fortunate enough to work for a company that supports this big decision of mine and allowing me to work across the world - which works out beautifully considering I have a large client base in Australia. My office changes from inside my sunny flat, to the endless amounts of cafes around me, WeWork offices in the city, and the BEACH where free WiFi is available :)
I've only been here for 3 weeks so far, yet it feels much longer considering all of the things I have accomplished so far. Now that you have the background story of my move around the world, stay tuned to read more about my time in the land down under :)