Today is hot in Sydney. Well over 100F/40C in temperature. The Aussie family took me up to Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast and it was a great drive and nice place to see but it was way too hot to enjoy properly. Since coming to Australia, I have had the opportunity to see and do a lot of neat things and I know that the experience that I am having is rare in life. When I was home, my Mom and I were having a chat about how life is pretty boring and mundane unless you actively do something to mix it up. The trick is finding out how to do that. For most of us, at least five days are tied up with work and then we are generally too tired on the weekends to do much of anything exciting. So, how do you find the balance? How do we keep life fresh and new? I am here and seeing amazing things but I work a lot. I am trying to find some sort of balance where I enjoy life but work hard. Looking back to my time in Atlanta, I can't believe that it lasted three years because I was such a drone. I worked, literally, seven days a week. I never even explored the city properly. Life will never be perfect but being in Sydney has taught me that I can never go back to the way things were in Atlanta. I just wonder for all of us though, how can we break that mundane cycle? We all need something to jolt our systems every now and then and reminds us that we are alive. It's important.