Going Back to Melbourne: Home Is Where The Heart Is
Let’s not deny it. It took me a long long time to write this post. Mostly because I didn’t know what to say. There were so many things I wanted to make write about my trip home to Melbourne (and post some Melbourne City photos) but I just couldn’t get past the first sentence.
As of last month, I hadn’t been home to Australia in over three years (3 years and 9 months to be exact!) and as the days went by I felt like something was really missing. There’s nothing like going back home to where you grew up. So many fond memories of childhood and it’s so comforting to revisit and reminisce. Since my fiancé is Canadian, I love showing him all the little places I used to hang out. Proving to him that Melbourne is an incredible city to live in is not a tough job at all. There are some pretty interesting landmarks in Melbourne to visit with some beautiful architecture. The culture is pretty awesome, the food is pretty amazing and hey, the weather is pretty great too. Let’s not forget that Melbourne (my home city), has been named the World’s Livable City for five years running by The Economist.
But what I enjoy most about being in Melbourne is how I instantly feel such at ease. 2015 had been a ridiculously crazy year for my business as a wedding photographer. I was overcome with so much positive feedback from so many people and I was busier than I ever expected. As I was working day and night every day of the week, I became super stressed out. But the moment I landed in Melbourne (yes, right from entering Australian immigration), I always feel such at ease. I feel so welcomed, so warm, so relaxed. I don’t know what it is exactly – perhaps it’s the familiarity in hearing the Australian accent, the warm friendly demeanours of Australians or just seeing the Aussie emblem / flag. All I know is that my entire being recognizes that I am finally at home and I could not be happier. And in that very second as I pass through the immigration gates, I know it without a single doubt that home really is where the heart is.
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