Today is the seven year anniversary of my arrival in Australia. It's hard to believe I have been here for this long. Over the years I haven't really felt homesick, but during the past few months I have been having thoughts that maybe it's time to move back to the States. This could just have been a result of boredom, the big restructure at work and the very tempting opportunity of taking a voluntary departure package (although even if I had wanted one I likely wouldn't have received it because they are so oversubscribed).
I do really like my life in Melbourne, but the pull of family will always be a deciding factor at the end of the day. This morning was the birth of my niece Kylie, which is another big milestone I have missed. However, I will get to meet her in December when I am visiting, so that is something to look forward to.