Friday, I enjoyed a girls night out with visiting Aussies Louise, the friend of my Sydney-based galpal Sue, and her classmate Sharon. Our delightful evening coincided with Australia Day – and reminded me of why I have such affection for Oz and its people.
We met up for dinner at Asian bistro amber on the Upper West Side. Louise and Sharon filled me in on their once in a lifetime visit to DC for a political conference that included meeting Jesse Jackson and James Carville – and catching glimpses of President Obama and Michelle during the Inauguration. As they spoke with great appreciation for the day s pageantry, I felt a surge of pride for my country – and more than happy to share why I remain so smitten with theirs.
Australians have mastered the art of work life balance and they are some of the most fun, genuine people you will ever meet. It’s easy to feel like old friends when you’re among them and Friday was no exception.
The three of us fell into easy conversation about marriage, parenthood, travel, and following your passion. When they asked about single life in new York, I was candid about the ups and downs of it…and glad to tell them about the Aussie old flame who has recently resurfaced. I think 2013 is going to be full of romantic surprises if this month is any indication.