This year started out pretty damn fantastically. I moved to Sydney, got an apartment in Bondi, made a bunch of amazing friends, got a job two days after arriving here and quickly got promoted three months later. Sydney looked to be all consuming happiness. But back home, things weren’t going so well for family, and eventually it started to take its toll on me. Coincidentally, the weather in Sydney decided to break its amazing summer spell and the skies opened to rain and wind. For most of the end of April. I developed a back spasm and ‘stuck rib’ from the stress of it all, spending hundreds on medical bills. My Sydney honeymoon was over.
Around this time I discovered Rachel Magahy’s In Spaces Between blog. Full of love and light, it was exactly the right thing for what I needed at that time – hope, inspiration, and a little belief that love was still all around. I read it religiously one day after work, eventually finding my way to her home page. However there was one post that stuck out more than the rest – The Life Reset.
The general gist of a Life Reset is that you take time to look at your life and decide to do more of what makes you happy (BINGE!) and less of the stuff that seems a little too all-consuming or joyless (PURGE!). My housemate and I were both going through a tough time so on the first weekend in June, we picked up our notebooks, headed to a local cafe and wrote our list for Life Reset -