I cried as I left Abby a few weeks ago -- luckily, the real tears didn't start flowing until I was almost out of her classroom door but they did nonetheless. She's grown up enough to tell her dad, "mom's losing it." Indeed, I was. Just that day as the emotions overcame me thinking about boarding a flight to Adelaide.
Australia? Oh, yes -- it is exotic and lovely and exciting. And I love my colleagues down under. But it is so terribly far away.
I love my work. Anyone who is reading this and knows me, knows that I truly cherish the work that I do and feel that I am making a contribution.
But, how I wish that Australia was closer to.....France. The UK. Belgium. Spain. Okay, you get the point.
P.S. This was the view from my lovely hotel room in Sydney.