On Saturday morning, my husband and I were walking around the East Village in search of brunch. As we strolled up Avenue A, we passed a place called Flinders Lane. As an ex-Melbournian, my curiousity was instantly piqued: Flinders Lane is a top spot in Melbourne for cute, stylish cafes.
We quickly took a seat inside, and were delighted to be greeted by Australian accents. A guy called Cowan with a fantastic tattoo took our order, and then a sweet girl named Sarah brought our drinks. As she placed a pot of tea on the table, she said, “Are you Gala Darling? I love your blog!” She proceeded to tell me that she had just moved to New York from Australia 5 weeks ago, and that reading my blog had inspired her to make the move. Sarah told me that she was working two jobs, living in the East Village, and loving it!
I was beyond excited to hear this. I kept telling her how thrilled I was for her. There is nothing better than making a huge, life-altering change, and I speak from experience because it’s exactly what I did over six years ago. Moving to NYC flipped my world upside down, and I’ve never looked back.
Why am I sharing Sarah’s story with you? I want you to know that it’s possible to change your life. People move across the world all the time; every day! If you want to live in the USA, Sweden or Papua New Guinea, you can. If you want to start a business, break a record or bust out of a rut, you can! Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Make no mistake: it’s no walk in the park to prepare, organise and completely overhaul your life. But it can be done. I did it with no plan and barely any money, and if I did it, I know you can too.
Don’t talk yourself out of the things that light you up inside. Trust your gut and trust your desires. It is okay for you to have everything you want.