five years

It’s been five years today since I moved to Australia. Five years since leaving friends and family behind to start an adventure which I thought would not last more than a few months. It’s been a ride, one that I have had a great time being on.

The original plan was that every year, I would spend nine months in Australia and three months in India. Staying away from mom, sister, niece and friends for more than a year was not on my mind. But here I am almost a year plus since my last visit to India. I miss them a lot and can’t wait till I get to see them again.

I did not imagine I would stop thinking about not travelling, but the more I stay here, the more I feel like continuing to stay here. What held me back before was having to apply for visas to get to the country I wanted to visit, but now with an Australian passport and the freedom to visit hundred plus countries, I have actively not made plans to travel. Has got me thinking a whole lot about how plans and life change.

Thank you Australia and everyone I have met here in the last five years. Here’s to the next five.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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