Back in Sydney after a month on the road with mom and it’s a glorious & beautiful fall day here. The colorful falling leaves beset a pristine sunrise over Darling Harbor and Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District). I enjoy my beloved Flat White at my local Patisserie in Pyrmont. With each sip, I savor the flood of memories from these past months here. Australia feels like home. As an American, life here just flows in such a familiar way. Driving on the left side of the road now seems intuitive. And I might even have a little accent! Australians are some of the most kind, friendly and laid back people I have ever met. The economy is thriving here and abundance once again feels the natural order of life. Walk down the street and you can feel the happiness and simple ease of life flowing through the air. Life is easy in Australia; the way it should be.
And Matt, my beloved ‘brotha from anotha motha’; what a gift! I am so incredibly grateful for his presence in my life. About six months ago, Matt sat next to a friend of mine on a flight from Sydney to San Fransisco to attend a conference my organization Pure Project was supporting. On the long flight, Matt explained to Simon his plans for his visit to the US. Mentioning he planed to visit NYC and would like to connect with Pure Project, Simon offered to introduce us. Matt and I ended up meeting on his trip to NYC, where we both came to understand that our visions and work were deeply aligned; his being called Pure Advice and mine Pure Project. Matt came all the way back to NYC from Sydney the following month. On this 10 day visit, we started to map out ideas for how we could support one another’s strategies under a united vision. New York’s winter quickly approaching, the obvious choice was to begin building this united approach to our work together under the warm Australian sun. Off to Sydney I raced!
Life truly is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. Matt is one of the most delectable of chocolates one could ever experience. Without hesitation, Matt is the embodiment of pure love, which emanates powerfully when you are in his presence. Simply by being himself, I’ve learned so much standing in his presence these past months. I am forever changed for the better. This is the beginning of a friendship that will take me to the end of my days on this planet.
Tonight, Matt & I will surprise our moms by taking them to see Birdy perform at the Sydney Opera House. I am so excited!!! Birdy is the most fascinating savant. When she sings People Help The People, without fail, I’m brought to tears.
What a gift it has been to spend this past month traveling Australia and New Zealand with my beloved mother. Mission accomplished, she glows as she expresses her joy for this opportunity to share yet another adventure together. My mom looks like a new woman; lighter and with a spring in her step. Last night she was nearly skipping as we left our impromptu dinner party with my Sydney crew. We are now contemplating our next travel adventure together. Wow, words cannot express!
Tomorrow, my summer in Sydney ends as I chase the warm weather back to NYC. It is now time to put these strategies Matt & I have developed into action. The Pure dynasty has gone multi-national! Endless gratitude & so excited to continue sharing this grand experiment and adventure.
Love & Light,