As I type this, I am sitting on an airplane bound for Australia. Just now, I said goodbye to family and friends - again. I have been here before. I have said farewell and goodbyes many times before. I have felt this way before; sadness as I leave behind that which I am comfortable with, excited as I look forward to all that lies ahead. This is not my first time moving, but still, my heart is aching with emotion as if it were my first.
There is a saying that goes, "How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to." In my case, I had to say goodbye to many friends. Creative friends like the ones at The Collective. Strong friends like the ones at GetFit CrossFit. Inspiring friends like the ones at ToastMasters. Faith-full friends like the ones at St Andrew's Church. New friends like the ones I have met through social media. Old friends like the ones I grew up with in Seria. The list goes on and on.
I also had to say "see ya soon boy" to my pet Levi which was deeply difficult.
Finally, I had to say I love you and goodbye again to family...which is always hard.
Therefore, I sit here and reflect on how blessed I am. That there are so many I had difficult saying goodbye too. So many of you have been good and kind and loving to me and my family. ❤