This past week, I’ve had the pleasure of spending time back home in my home country. After visiting 8 months ago for the first time in 8 years, I said to myself that I wanted to be back on a more regular basis. There’s a lot to love about my country of birth. I’ve been living in LA now for 12 years and that is home now, but Australia still holds a special place in my heart. One thing I learned on this trip is the value of family. On the one hand, I miss my wife and kids who are holding it down in LA, but on the other hand, it was so nice to spend time with my Mum, Dad, sister, brothers and niece. Time goes by in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, you’ve missed a large chunk of someone’s life. That’s why this trip has been invaluable for that, and I’d love to expand the brand more into Australia to take advantage of these times with family and friends. A lot of positives came out of this trip work-wise as well, and the steps we took as a brand into this market have been even more solidified.
So let’s get down to what I love about Sydney. You can’t beat the beaches here. I believe they are second to none in the world. It was a shame it rained so much while I was there, but I still managed a swim and run with my dad and brother. I also love the cafe culture in Sydney too. A lot has changed since I was a kid, and the areas I grew up in it seems have a new cafe on every corner and I love that. Now for Melbourne. What a town. Fantastic food. Fantastic coffee and sports mad. What’s not to love about that. Sydney and Melbourne are very different but also very similar in some respects. There’s also a healthy rivalry between the two cities about who is the best, but for me living in LA for 12 years, I can appreciate both and remain impartial to all that. LA is home, but I do feel like there is a place for me in Australia as well. Back to LA tonight. Looking forward to my next journey down under. ✌🏼