Three years ago today, I flew to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur on Malaysian Airlines flight MH128, flying to a known destination but into an adventure that was yet to be defined. What an amazing adventure I had. I am so grateful for all the experiences, the sights I have seen, the people I have met and friendships I have formed. Those experiences have changed my life and are still changing my life as I explore and make choices about how I live now.
One of the greatest gifts of my journey was my reconnection to nature and to the world. In my old Melbourne life, I spent the majority of my time in an office or in an apartment, so rarely outside. When I left, this all changed. I was diving or swimming in the sea, on the beach, riding my scooter through the hills. Sunsets called me to watch them and I watched as many as I could. I saw beauty, pain, destruction, riches, poverty, life, in all its forms around me. I paid attention. I fell in love with this world that we live in. I learned to watch with wonder.
|From The Rocks, Mornington, Victoria, Australia|
|Sunset over Melbourne CBD from Hawthorn East|
|Approaching sunset over Melbourne CBD from Hawthorn East, Australia|
|Pelican formation over Sandringham Beach|
|Melbourne CBD at Dusk, from Docklands|
|Wild, windy, wintry Melbourne at Republica, St Kilda|
|The start of Autumn, the walk to work, Fitzroy Gardens|
|Fat Fluffy snoozing in the morning sun|
|Blue and green should never be seen?|