a month long hiatus

I did not want to miss writing here, yet here I am after a month-long hiatus of not writing any posts. So it’s good to be back.

Where have I been? Every Saturday for the last four weeks, I would get in the car early in the morning with my friend Deepankar(hi DD πŸ‘‹) and drive down to Manly. We would look at about 3-4 apartments during each visit and then get breakfast before going back to Epping.

Living closer to the beach has been on my mind for a long, long time. One of the things I wanted to do when I moved to Australia was live closer to the beach. I love swimming in the ocean and enjoying my time at the beach, and with Australia surrounded by fantastic beaches, I wanted to make sure that I get to as many as I can and live closer to at least one of them for a few months.

It was not an easy decision to make, though. Few of my closest friends live in the same suburb where I lived before. I also had made good friends with people at the gym I was training at. Did I want to move away from my friends? No. I kept delaying the decision for as long as I could.

A few months ago, though, a call changed everything. I heard about a friend who passed away due to health conditions. That got me thinking about my life and everything I wanted to do before it was my time.

I wanted to live closer to the beach; I wanted to learn how to dance better; play beach volleyball; build more mobile apps. The list was entirely too long. So I picked the first thing from my list and decided to action it. It was tough moving away from my people. Anyone who knows me knows how much I like being around people. It will be tough living alone for the next year, but it is a challenge I have put forward myself.

Week one at the new place, and so far, I love the experience. I love waking up to the sound of waves crashing.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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