Damien Saunders writes on moving to Australia

So I started this year with the thought that ‘2021 will be a year of movement and change’. How true that has turned out to be.

A day from now I will be in Brisbane, Australia; where we start new adventures and create new memories for my partner and 1.

Reflecting on the last 18 years, I have been lucky to live in major cities in Europe including London, Istanbul, Madrid, Vilnius and Brighton and got to meet some beautiful people who I count as my best friends.

I believe that exploring the world is the best thing any person can do. Interacting with different cultures, languages, history and people makes you a richer person and you have a wealth of memories and experiences to always reflect on.

I consider myself very privileged to have explored most of Europe. The quote ‘I have seen terrible things and also amazing things’ comes to mind - extremes of wealth and poverty in capital cities.

This is a planned move for my partner and I, but means for the next 6-10 months we will be living apart waiting for his work visa and this is something we can’t avoid. What happens next? we settle down, buy a house and who knows what happens after that.

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.