life changes Archive

Lost to Another World

Lost to Another World

March 31, 2014

in death, family, life changes

When I walked into my inlaws’ house the weekend I talked about in my last blog post, the first thing I saw was a 3D ultrasound picture of my baby on the refrigerator. It was among the pictures of the other grandchildren: my one sister-in-law’s son and daughter and my other sister-in-law’s two stepsons. I […]

Baby bump

12 Weeks

January 24, 2014

in baby, family, life changes, new york city, pregnancy, son

Twelve weeks. It’s a school term. A season. A financial quarter. It’s also the amount of time left until my life changes forever. That’s me and my increasingly large, round stomach. I’m 28 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. I’m due on April 18, Good Friday. I haven’t said anything on the blog until now […]

sydney harbour bridge, sunset

The Space Between

September 25, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, new york city

I love being in New York, but I miss Sydney. It’s in a new way, not in the fashion I used to talk about, how America had more convenience and options yet Australia had less crime and more friendliness. Conversations comparing two countries can be useful. Discussions about which place has better infrastructure, transport, health […]

View of NYC and kayakers from Brooklyn

Live from New York

August 19, 2013

in life changes, moving home, new york city

It’s been more than two months since I left Australia and moved to New York City, with a week stay each in Japan and Pennsylvania in between. We got an apartment in West Harlem in less than a week and Brendan started work two days after we moved in. We found our local bar/snack spot […]

Manly Beach at sunset

Goodbye My Australia

May 28, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, sydney

Believe it or not, I wrote an entire goodbye Australia post last night. It was draining, and writing it before bed probably contributed to a restless sleep. Somehow, even though my blog posts usually save automatically, and I could’ve sworn I clicked “save draft,” it didn’t save. Not one, single word. So here I sit, […]