I Am Moving To Sydney, Australia
Beautiful Australia. It’s almost time for me to return to you and my partner whom I have not seen for 19 months, or 590 days. So much has happened since I last saw you, Australia.
I have spent a lot of time in Australia before the COVID pandemic arrived. I have traveled to Queensland and Greater New South Wales. I have not seen the many different views and towns which bring much character to the country.
I look forward to exploring more charming views and getting to know the amazingly friendly Australians.
I cannot believe this is happening. I am still concerned about when I will come back to the states, but I am also concerned about seeing my partner.
It seems like too much time has passed and I wonder if we will still recognize each other. We have both changed due to the pandemic, and yet we have held a space for each other.
I am curious about what it will be like to see him again. Will he still feel the same way?
There have been moments during the California lockdown where I thought we would have to end our relationship and never see each other again.
I have some friends who are in a similar situation and they did not withstand the separation during COVID-19. I feel grateful to still be in a relationship, but now my partner is in a strict lockdown in Sydney and it seems he is just beginning to experience what I went through back in March of 2020.
I already have my plane ticket, so the days are counting down. I booked a one-way flight. I can expect to arrive in a largely locked-down Sydney.
Once in Sydney, I will be in quarantine for two weeks, then I can see my partner. I have seen so many couples reuniting on Twitter and Facebook. Marriage proposals from once love-starved individuals anxious to create their lives together.
So many people have been separated for a ridiculous amount of time. I am happy to see couples finally reunite, and if I can be completely honest, I am just a tad bit envious.
I know our time is coming soon, but in these moments, it just makes my heart and mind stir.