I told all of my work colleagues today that I was leaving. To say they were surprised was an understatement.
One of my other colleagues dropped another bombshell at the same time (luckily I was privy to her secret prior). She is leaving too and is packing up her young family and returning to Ireland.
It's a lot for our workmates to digest and I think they were all shocked slightly. Collectively my work colleague/friend and I have been back at work a grand total of 6 months since we both finished our maternity leave and now we're both heading off in to the distance.
I really do have a great job considering my profession and in years to come, if I ever do find myself back in Sydney looking for employment, I will be knocking on my work's door quick as a flash. I may even resort to begging.