Where have I been?

“Isis. You started a blog, wrote one blog post, then disappeared for a month. What the heck.”

I know, I know. The thing is, I didn’t want to write a blog post with so many things in the air. But I guess that’s kind of the life you choose when you choose this lifestyle, so its time to get real.

Okay, well everyone, after nine beautiful, inspiring, challenging, wild months in Melbourne, its officially time to say goodbye to my wonderful city. I plan on writing a post right before I leave detailing the things I’ll miss most and a brief recap of my experience, but for now I want to fill everyone in on my reasoning behind my departure and my plans for the near future.

I am a firm believer in sticking to your truth. I encourage everyone I meet to take a deep dive inside yourself and look your truth dead in the eye. Ask yourself “WHY am I here? WHY am I on this earth in THIS lifetime?” and only then should you ask yourself “WHAT can I do to fulfill that truth?”. Neal Donald Walsch put it perfectly in the book Conversations with God (which you should read for your own personal development and use whatever terminology you’d like for the word “God”) when he said that if you want to be paid to do what you love, first focus on “being” and then focus on “doing”. What I took this to mean is that first, you need to be certain of who you are and being that person. Not just in certain situations, or around certain groups of people, no. This means every day, every minute, every second,  and around every person and in every situation, you are you. Truly you, consistently and unapologetically. Once you have experienced this, fumbled with it, lost many who needed to be shedded, gained many who contribute to your growth, and finally mastered it, only then can you begin to shine. Trust me, when you do, you’ll find that your so damn bright. You’ll realize that you’re valuable, and so will others. And when others see your light, they will want to encourage you to keep doing that, and they will value it too.

All that to say that I found that opportunity. I looked my truth in the eye and found my reason for being and found the job that allowed me to live that truth everyday and be paid for it. So when my time ran out with my current position due to visa restrictions, I knew that I couldn’t simply pursue a new career path to complete my time in Melbourne. This job was the reason I moved here. This job is what my gut pulled me to and fulfilled my truth. I was being paid to literally be myself and do what I would do for free.

So as much as it pains me to leave my city, it would be a disservice to myself and the life I have set out to live to settle for anything that does not align with my truth. I put in my paperwork for my Irish Work Authorization, and began putting in motion my plan for Dublin in 2019.

And in the meantime? Well, I took another deep dive within me and saw that as much as this adventure has given me, there is a lot of deep healing I need to do if I am going to make the most out of my next adventure. I have decided to recharge in San Fransisco.

I’ll be wrapping up my adventure down under next week with a trip to Sydney along with my partner in crime, Courtney, and then setting off to San Fran from there (with an 8 hour layover in Hawaii because why not?). This is most definitely not the end of my adventure, simply a small stop on the way to Ireland.

I have some very exciting opportunities awaiting in California, and I cannot wait to see what Dublin has in store.

But a girl needs her Pumpkin Spice, ya know?

Stay kind x

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