I'm a Brisbane Lad, who departed our shores, & lived in Europe for 10 years:
This has had a HUGE impact on me. Holland was my home for a decade, where I completed my Masters degree, & then built my career after graduating.....As life can bring change, in hast, I returned to Brisbane, for family reasons.....I do feel that my time in Europe is incomplete.
During those years away from Australia, I experienced the varying cultures of Europe, (& other parts of the world too). This occurred either directly, by spending time in the countries outside of Holland, or indirectly, through the many lives of my fellow University friends, or with my students & their family. In my profession, I'm an educator, & I communicate with my students & their families, daily.
I have returned to Brisbane with a completely different view of the world, & of Brisbane too. I have developed the ability to communicate with people, with a very open mind, with sincerity, & compassion.
I like to hear people's life experiences, to share the energy and emotions that life brings to us. I crave conversation & the company of like minded people.
Since being away from Europe, I miss the changing of the seasons that occur there.........those months when it is required to wear winter clothing, at the time when nature dramatically changes.......Then with the dawn of the Spring season, there is the return to life! It is truly remarkable to witness & be part of, & here in Brisbane, we don't get to see this.
Now that I'm back in Brisbane, since January 2014, I continue with my career, and I share my experiences with my students and other professionals, in the desire that it may bring some new elements to our profession.
I'm a genuine, friendly person, and like most of us on this dating site: I look forward to sharing my journey with an equally, friendly, motivated, & caring person.
I recently stumbled across this quote: "Become friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you see the world........this is how you grow."