What is resilience?

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RESILIENCE. What do you think of when you hear this word? This is a word that I have been thinking a lot about lately.

The word first came into my life as having a meaning a few years ago when I was going through a tough situation and someone said to me ‘You’ll be ok because you’re resilient’. Well, that might sound like a nice thing to say, but it really doesn’t resonate when you are feeling down and out.

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Back to where it all began

 

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This post is about a blast from the past, a city that is. Recently I visited Melbourne with some of my favourite Sydneysiders. We had a truly fabulous time enjoying all that Melbourne has to offer which included cute little cafes, fascinating walks and a dazzling musical. I’ll come back to the details, including my personal recommendations. First, I’d like to reflect on what a trip to Melbourne means for me.   Visiting Melbourne always brings on a flood of memories and what ifs. I lived in Melbourne for a short 6 months after my arrival in Australia, before moving to Adelaide. I  sometimes wonder what if I stayed, what would my life be like? Well, I sure wouldn’t have my amazing Sydney friends!

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Live What You Love

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Welcome back, and thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement. I truly appreciate the support and am very happy to have my friends, family and anyone who is interested to share in these experiences.

Before I get carried away with this post, is has come to my attention that I need to set the stage, intent, direction, purpose (choose any good buzz word) to describe the bigger picture of this blog. After reading my first post last week, my co-worker asked me a simple question ‘What type of blog are you writing’. While I have promised my co-workers that I would leave them out of my blog, I must give credit where credit is due as one of them brought this to my attention and this is a good point. It got me thinking that I need to identify what type of blog this is and what is its purpose.

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Happiness is a Journey

Welcome to my very first blog post!! I’m not even sure where to start.  Maybe the best place to start is by saying this is not a blog about my travels or being an expat. I really don’t travel all that much and I’ve lived in Australia for 10 years….so I don’t feel like an expat. I am just an American who came to Australia over 10 years ago for work and decided to make this country my home. Continue reading “Happiness is a Journey”