I am grateful to be in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; it's a dream come true and a goal achieved! In fact, upon consideration, what I am living is a dream! Here am I, unshackled. I can do what I want, which is what I am doing! I am living in a country that is safe and sane, and after experiencing both America and China, I am truly grateful to be out of both! I am grateful for the clean air and clean streets, clean water and clean food. The people here are so nice and polite--I keep waiting for these mannerisms to halt, but it seems their attitudes of openness and welcoming and courtesy are both endemic and long-standing. I am so grateful to be here in Melbourne and get to experience this culture!
Melbourne is a beautiful city and I am so grateful to be here!