sydney is very much the australia i thought i was coming to four years ago. i think we did a good job of balancing out our time there. days were spent shopping then relaxing by the pool, hopping on and off the ferry, dipping our feet in the ocean pools, and walking until we couldn't. evenings were spent enjoying seafood overlooking the opera house, just simply taking it all in. we arrived home a bit more exhausted then rejuvenated, cities and traveling with babies do that, but still very grateful and buzzing from our time in sydney.
several months ago i had a spiritual healer take my hand and say it would be another six years or total of six years for me living in australia. she told me big changes were coming, that things were already in motion. about six weeks later michael lost his job. the company made his position redundant, they offered us a redundance package and made sure there was enough money there for us to get back to america. i was shocked when it happened. although looking on it now i had been saying for sometime that his job was not working for us, the late nights and long travel time were gruelling on all of us. the timing of it happening was interesting with us having permanent residency and only six months off from receiving our dual citizenship. the decision was made that we would stay until that happens and then see where were at. michael has taken on some consulting work close to home and has been able to make it to the dinner table more often then not. it's just a reminder that you never know what's around the corner.