When I packed up my things and shipped them over to Sydney from Western Australia last month, I had not one thing to my name. A permanent place to stay wasn’t finalised and I had no job lined up. Leaving my lovely friends and family behind, I flew across the country with only a few acquaintances in my address book, a list of things to see and do in this fair city, and a tummy full of nervous and excited butterflies. I’d wanted to move to Sydney for years and – despite my (seemingly) lack of plans – I was finally doing it!
As soon as I landed, it was onto SEEK and looking for jobs, where I found the advertisement for WordStorm PR. Two days later, an interview. Two hours after that, I had the job! I couldn’t believe it happened so quickly, and so I celebrated with the family I was staying with.
Next on the agenda – the apartment. Everyone who moves to Sydney dreams of living in Bondi, but I never thought it would actually be a reality. I applied for the place anyway, and within a day we had an apartment in central Bondi!
Third – friends. While I knew a few people in the city, I desperately missed nights drinking with the girls or chatting over a long dinner. Thankfully, the few lunches I set up from Perth were huge successes, and since then I’ve said yes to every social invitation. This way, I get to see the city (and tick things off my sight-seeing list) and meet new people at the same time.
Within a month, I’ve settled into Sydney life far easier than I ever thought possible. I had nagging doubts over whether I could do this – uproot my life with nothing lined up – but my dreams were bigger and so I followed my heart and went for it. And now, success!
Whether moving cities, falling in love or pitching to a possible client, aim high because you never know what doors may open if you take a little risk.