The farewells begin

I am going to be in serious need of a detox when I land stateside at the rate I’m going.  Friday and Saturday lunches both ended past midnight.  Ouch.  Not much action on the training front, I am feeling revolting.  Had lots of fun though!

2 weeks and 4 days left of work here.  And guess what they STILL haven’t announced it.   Like so annoying right now.   Mind you everybody seems to know just the same.  It’s going to look even more obvious when a girl arrives tomorrow to share my office with.  Just saying.


I’m out!

I’ve waved off the removalists and reduced my locally located worldly goods to a couple of suitcases.  Serious stuff.  Really serious stuff.

Just in case you’re wondering, I’m leaving here in 3 weeks tomorrow.

Now……….on to the serious business of selling my car, planning my farewell party and organising my trip to Vail 😉

The worst night?

It’s 10pm.  The removalists arrive at 7.30am tomorrow…..and I’m nowhere near done with the packing.  As in for the next four weeks style (thank the lord I don’t have to do more than that!).  The house also still filled with food and liquids – which aren’t allowed to come with.  The washing machine and dryer have done oh I don’t know, maybe 6 rounds tonight.   Of course I also have to get up at 5.45am as I’m riding with a friend at 6am.  Oh well thems the breaks.

On the bright side I did wave farewell to 5 garbage bags filled with clothes (and bags and shoes).   Seems it took until my 3rd crack at the job for me to get serious about it.   Doneski.  Then again I have a further 2 bags out with a friend who was having a market stall so they could boomerang back still.   More ebay work for me?!

The thing that is stressing me most about this packing is that I wont see anything I don’t remember for four weeks.  Which means it’s super important I don’t forget anything.   Anyway, enough chat now, I’ve had my 5 min break.  Need to get this show back on the road!


Productivity on the move front

Means little time for blog updates.   I can quickly tell you this though.  I am all over the to do list and even ahead of the timeline on some projects (if you call buying a new dress an important project – which I do).

Tomorrow the removalists arrive.  The next day it’s bye bye home sweet home, hello 9 year olds bedroom and single bed and living out of suitcase.

But hey, on the flip side, how exciting is all this!  And to add to my excitement we’ve now sorted out Vail as our snow destination of choice for the loooong weekend on my way over.   I shall be departing Sydney on the 6th of April, spending 4 nights in the alps then on the 10th of April touching down in NYC.  Chilli will follow 2 days later.  I’m pretty please I’ve got a full week of settling in before work starts.

Now, it’s time to get back to work….I mean organising my move… stop Doctors for a blood test – fun!

Project pack up house has commenced!

It is here.  And it is seriously, seriously making me very aware of the huge change afoot.  I am midway through the house pack up/chuck out mission.  I am a lucky girl with a friend here to support me in this project – and another joining me in the morning.

Tomorrow my new tenants are coming over to check out the washing machine and dryer – with any luck they’ll buy them.  More reality checks.

In other uber exciting news I got the email re my Visa application I’ve been waiting for.  More paper work to fill out.  Most excitingly, orginally they mentioned an E3 Visa to me, however, the lawyer is now talking L1.  Means nothing to me, but having shared this info with some friends is apparently quite an amazing result.  As in less hassle if I want to stay in NY more than two years.

There’s no getting off this train now peeps, I’m boarded and headed to my destination at full speed!

Oh and the universe is kindly sending me messages of support.  The latest, an email from a website I subscribe to featuring the following material from a book I’ve read and loved:

The road less travelled
Your attitude has the power to shape your reality in two possible, and opposite, directions.

1. The direction that constricts and corners you in with fear

2. The direction that open you up to self-expression and possibility

If, like Robert Frost, you take the second option and walk the road less travelled, something remarkable will occur = your margin of control over circumstances will increase.

People who walk the road less travelled share certain qualities.
Supreme boldness.
A sense of urgency.

These qualities give them a unique ability to shape circumstance, to create their world, and to change THE world.

Rock on!



Relocation developments

  1. Seems my abort relocation mission (email) was a huge success…yip, yip, yippee
  2. Email from new boss over night mentioning details of my first project – sounds interesting 😉
  3. Decision – skiing in Utah
  4. Chicago flights and accommodation booked (hotel looks super lush)
  5. To do list checks coming along nicely
  6. Date with Aussie Jim last night – think is more mate than date, but a success!
  7. Just four weeks tomorrow until I fly


Alarm bells ringing on the work front

A colleague just said to me ‘so has anyone talked to you about your leaving date recently’?  To which I responded no, not at all.  Her response was concerning to say the least.  Basically she implied that ‘they’ need more time before I go.  Of course I said, that’s simply not an option.  I mean seriously, I am moving out of my house in 7 days and will be living out of a suitcase.  And I have a snow trip planned.  At a crucial (time wise) moment.  Noooooooo.

Have just sent email to bosses.  It was headed ‘my time line’.  I went on to explain that I understand how when work gets busy time runs away, so I wanted to remind them I leave in four weeks.  As in fly OUT OF THE COUNTRY.  As in please don’t even think about it!

Please, please, please let them accept this and wish me well.  Please.