All ready for a tree change

We have a very exciting announcement to make.

In a couple of weeks time, I will be starting a new job which will mean that we will be moving to Bendigo in central Victoria.  For my international readers, Bendigo is a lovely regional city of about 140,000 people, much smaller than the ever-growing city of Melbourne (almost 5 million), where I have lived for most of my adult life.

It’s a huge move for us as it means that we will need to move house (obviously), schools, church, local sporting teams, Karen’s job and a range of other significant changes.  Thankfully, Karen’s sister’s family live in Bendigo and their presence and friendship will make the transition much easier.

Why are we doing this?

A range of reasons, including:

  • The role is a great opportunity,
  • I currently spend about 4 hours per day commuting to and from work.  This will be cut back to about 20 minutes,
  • It’s time for a slower pace in general and we believe that country living will suit our family,
  • I talk and write a lot about the risks required to live your best life, so I need to practice what I preach.

It’s a very exciting (and scary) time for our family.  Thankfully, God has already provided spots for the kids in our preferred school, which was amazing and we are looking forward to the adventure ahead.

I would value your prayers as we make this transition and settle down into a new way of life over the next few weeks and months.