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One Month, 3 Aus Spots. Making My Way Through Australia

It’s been six fab months since I moved to Sydney, Australia from New York City. That old adage “time flies when you’re having fun” is apparently quite true because it seems, in some ways, that I just got here.  So many things still feel shiny-and-new. At the top of my to-do list while living here is … Continue reading

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My Afro Hair in Sydney: A Cautionary Tale

When I picked up and moved to Sydney, Australia last fall, I had very few concerns. I’d only heard great things about this place. I’d met a handful of co-workers and knew I liked them and that we worked well together.  Plus, I love to travel and experience other cultures so this opportunity to live and work … Continue reading

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My Good Friends…Old and New

Now that I’ve moved to the other side of the world, I am often asked about my social life. The short answer is “it’s a work in progress”.  As the old song goes, “make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other is gold”. And I’m reminded of this song often, as … Continue reading

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My New Life in Oz – One Month In

So, I gave up (temporarily) my New York City life for a new one in Sydney, Australia. My arrival in Sydney was safe, but not uneventful. Sometime after take-off, the entire plane was awakened to learn that we would be spending the night in Vancouver, Canada…not part of the plan, at all. It had something to … Continue reading

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T-Minus Two Months: Countdown to Oz

So now that my move to Australia is definitely happening and I have a signed contract and a (tentative) start date, it’s sinking in what this really means:  I have 1000 things I need to make happen before I leave. “It’s only slightly overwhelming” I say both confidently and sarcastically.   For the last two years, … Continue reading

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Me…Down Under

Saturday, June 20, 2015. 11:17a   Saturday morning. Sprawled on the couch. TV on in the background, reading the NYTimes the old-fashioned way (that is, not on my iPad). My apartment is a bit of a mess as I start-and-stop cleaning up, vacillating between putting stuff back in the closet and putting it in bags and … Continue reading

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