Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Changes

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Sometimes you say a sentence or even just a single word and it is enough that
many things in your life are changing.
The little world you are living in suddenly shows all sorts of new ways.
Ways if people had asked me about them years ago I might have shaked my head ....
But in the last couple of weeks I had moments like this.
One of them has something to do with this little box you see in the picture :)
......
There have been many long-distance-flights in the last couple of years;
welcome hugs & sad farewell moments, long emails and letters, chats,
7 wonderful months living here in Hamburg together but also months of being 13.000km away from each other...
I will miss my friends, my family and Hamburg a lot. a lot.
But it feels so good that something will change now..

I quit my job and booked my flight this week and I will move to Sydney in the end of July.

I can't wait to start a life with the man I love.
To read next to each other in cafés, cook dinners & share our beloved Friday evenings together, talk till late in the night... just care for each other...

I thought I share those wonderful news with you.
Maria


35 comments :

Trixi said...

!!!

So happy for you :) Auch wenn ich es wiederum sehr schade finde, dass du bald weg bist, ist es doch in erster Linie toll :)

lalatika said...

wie aufregend - und mutig!
alles gute dir dafür!

jana said...

WOW! das ist riesig! ich freue mich für dich :)

Kate said...

Ich grinse gerade ein bisschen für dich vor mich hin :)

jenny gordy said...

congratulations! it doesn't sound easy, but i'm so happy for you. : )

Anonymous said...

wow, das klingt wunderschön. und sydney ist so eine tolle stadt. :)

amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! that's wonderful news xo

elena gold said...

congratulations maria! sounds like a brave, good, true decision. thank you for sharing with us. x

chrrristine said...

wunderbar, ich hab gerade ein paar traenen im auge!
ich kenne beides ganz gut, das fern vom partner sein und das fern von familie und freunden und heimat sein, und ich glaube du hast eine gute entscheidung getroffen. ich wuensch dir alles alles gute! zeigst du uns auch was in der kleinen schachtel ist (oder war)? ganz liebe gruesse!

hearblack. said...

wow. this is incredible.
congrats

Marion said...

YOUPI !!!!!!
so happy for you !

sandra said...

<3 <3 <3 !!!

Anne said...

Wow, that's an exciting perspective! Thanks for sharing this, and best of luck!

Mary said...

congratulations!
what an exciting change!!

petra said...

Schööööön. Herzlichen Glückwunsch.
Werde allerdings Deine Hamburgberichte schmerzlich vermissen,
die MEIN Heinweh gelindert haben...

Dotti said...

Na hoppla hop – das ist ja mal was! Ich bin ganz begeistert und schrecklich gespannt. Auch wenn ich Petra ein bisschen beipflichten muss. Aber, toi, toi, toi, liebe Maria für diesen Schritt. Ein bisschen kenne ich's ja – wenngleich die Entfernungen unvergleichbar sind.

Bussi, Dotti

petra said...

Du wirst doch Deine Fangemeinde aus Sydney weiter auf dem Laufenden halten?!!
Und: mach doch mal die Schachtel auf ;-)

bastisRIKE said...

wie wunderbar! dein mut wird bestimmt vielfach belohnt :)

ich bin schon auf deine uebersee-berichte gespannt ...

freundlich grueßen
basti&RIKE

betsi said...

Oh, herzlichen Glückwunsch. Auch wenn ich damals nur 130 km von meinem Liebsten entfernt war, war das ein ganz bedeutender Schritt für mich, zu heiraten und zusammen zu ziehen.

Essi said...

Oh wow. Beautiful words and beautiful news. Congratulations and sunny greetings from Helsinki!

Nicole said...

hach mariechen, es ist so wunderbar das zu lesen, das wird toll.
und die besucher werden kommen, auch nach ausi meine liebe, da kannst du sicher sein.
ich drück dich
mahon

Kim said...

WOW! How amazing - congratulations! OOh, let's meet in Sydney ;)

Maria Helena said...

Oh it will be great ! Congrats, Maria!
Changes are scary sometimes, but love makes the fear go away, and a new life, a new beguining is so very refreshing!

I'm sending good luck vibrations from portugal :P

Katja said...

So wonderful! Congrats on your happy news :)

Maggie said...

Oh my, what wonderful, beautiful news! Your joy comes through so clearly--congratulations!

linn said...

congratulations! this was exactly what I needed to read today... good luck with everything.

small caps said...

Folge deinem Herzen :) Großartig!!!

sunkentreasure said...

wow Amazing news! wish you all the luck and happiness

claire said...

yay you! i know how hard it is to be on the other side of the world from the one you love, and then to leave everything you love behind so you can be together. it's such a brave and exciting thing you are doing. i hope one day to move back to australia with my canadian sweetheart. it's such a great country.
congratulations!

melski said...

Oh wow!! What wonderful news! Congratulations to you both!!
Yes, big changes! exciting ones too :) I hope your last few months Hamburg are wonderful :)
I know a little about such changes, though from a friend's perspective, as one of my dearest friends is married to a lovely German man. They lived here awhile and now they've lived in Germany for 3 years. I'm looking forward to them living near me again when a few more years have passed :)
Congrats again!

jeanine said...

omg! maria. SO happy for you. i am in a similar situation. i live in canada. my lover lives in london uk. it's all so confusing and we have a million questions and we don't know how to make it work but i suppose it boils down to faith and taking the plunge and making changes. this is SO what i needed to read today. thank you. and congrats. happy love filled journey to you both.

Maria said...

LOVELY!

máni said...

aufregend! war das 'single word' etwa ein 'yes'???

deborah said...

congratulations! (sorry, i am only reading this v. late).

such wonderful news and i am sure you will love sydney!

Alice said...

moving to Sidney !!! aaah this is so exiting !! i have shivers all over my back just reading that post ! i know living abroad is not easy, but it's a huge life opportunity. and as long as you're with the man you love, you should be ok :) i wish you good luck, sincerely, from a citizen of the world, to another citizen of the world !
and enjoy your time at home before you leave !