The other day my manager asked me why I love Sydney so much. I replied I love the sun and the sea. And she said but don’t you get that where you’re from in Finland as well?
I thought about that for a second. Yes, actually I do, not as much as in Sydney but I still get beautiful sunsets and open sea back in Finland as well. So if my love for Sydney really isn’t the sun and the sea, then why do I love this place so much?
I love myself here, that is why. This is my city. I’ve created, shaped and redesigned my life to be what I want it to be. Yes, I could have done that back in Finland as well but sometimes starting with a blank canvas can make creativity flow much quicker and easier than trying to repaint on an already colored canvas. The painting is far from ready but it’s shaping up quite beautifully. The deeper colors I find, the more inspired I get to continue painting. And I’m loving every second of it.
I believe that if you are brave to say “good bye”, life will reward you with a new “hello”.