When I was at home for Christmas, I described to a friend my feelings about the different cities I've lived in. London was the first serious relationship; it had a big impact and I'll always think of it with affection - but it was time to move on. Cape Town was the holiday romance: gorgeous, hot, I'll treasure the memories always, but not long-term material. And Melbourne - I really thought Melbourne might be 'the one', but then I decided we were just going to be good friends.
That was in December. Since returning to Australia in January, I've realised that Melbourne has got under my skin. I really love it and yet, and yet, and yet - it's just so goddamn far away. I think ours is destined to be a long distance relationship, conducted via email, skype and the occasional brief visit.
Why am I thinking about this today? Because today is halfway day. As of today, I am into the second half of my stay and experience tells me that the second half always goes by faster than the first. Which makes me think two things:
1. It's not that long before I go home. Yay!
2. It's not that long before I go home. Make the most of the time I have left here.