The End of Redhead Down Under
I couldn’t leave my favorite country and not mark the occasion with a small blog post.
I have always wanted my life to be an adventure, and my time in Australia has, for the first time, made that come true.
One of the countless live music acts I saw during my time in Australia was a woman named Amanda Palmer, she is a crazy performer in the best sense of the word. She also happens to be a fellow American who fell in love with Australia. One of my favorite songs of her’s captures what Australia has meant for me, better than I ever could:
I could tiptoe on a tightrope made of fear and looking down see
all the people do they see me
I could wave or I could carry all the dishes that they game me
Or I could go to Australia
Carry a bowie knife
And wear my hair like Hepburn parted on the side
And learn card tricks
And buy everyone drinks
And take boxing
And write songs about my bowie knife
Thanks Australia for everything, I will shout you a drink next time I am in town.
On the Road Again
After nearly two years in Australia, I am going to be heading back to San Francisco at the end of May.
It was a really difficult decision, but my company basically pulled a Godfather on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. But you will be happy to know I didn’t respond with a Fredo kiss.
But even though the opportunity is great and I am looking forward to being closer to my family and friends in San Francisco again, it is going to be very hard for me to say goodbye to Australia and all the people I have met here.
In less than two years, I have made a life for myself in Straya that has made me feel more at home than ever before. Strange that it was possible in a country with so many things trying to kill me.
Instead of goodbye, because I will be back, here’s a very heartfelt thanks to this corner of the world for an incredibly crazy, breathtaking, hilarious, awe inspiring, challenging, epic time - and here’s to the next adventure. America you have a lot to live up to.