As you read this post, our “life” is being loaded on to a big truck.
This farewell has been a long time coming. It’s been part of our long-term plan since Mr SY took his first job in Brisbane five and a half years ago.
Planning and prepping for this moment does make it easier but today is definitely bittersweet.
We’re excited about our new stage but the Sunshine Coast holds a very big piece of our heart.
I arrived here 23 and a half years ago. Fresh faced and single.
I’m leaving with a not-so-fresh face, married and with three kids – one who’s an adult himself, another who’s graduated from school.
It’s here that I worked most of my life as a journalist.
It’s here that I had the guts to leave that life and go it alone in the world of business and ultimately blogging.
It’s here that I met amazing girlfriends who have supported me every step of the way.
For the past five months – as part of my coming to terms with the fact we are doing the opposite of a sea change – I’ve photographed the beach closest to our home on my regular morning walks using my iPhone.
These are my fave photos from that time … a parting gift from me to you from this special corner of the world.
Farewell Sunshine Coast. It’s been swell.
If you’ve done a big move, do you have any tips for settling in quickly to a new city?
PS. Here are my top 5 things to do on the Sunshine Coast should you be visiting any time soon.