Over the last few weeks, as I've explained our decision to move to people in my life, I've had a few people asking why we've made the call to leave our world in Brisbane.
The only thing I can put our decision down to is that we reached some sort of a tipping point.
We've spent the last seven or so years as a couple idly daydreaming about living on acreage. We've spent hundreds of hours exploring pockets of countryside around Brisbane on weekends, examining real estate listings and attending the odd open home.
We'd always come home to our house in the suburbs afterwards, put a load of washing on, get up and go to work again the next day and move past it. Not in an unhappy way.
Just because, that's life.
2012 brought our tipping point and, to be honest, I can't even put my finger on quite what it was.
A stressful financial period after Lucinda was born and the company Dan worked for went belly-up certainly didn't help.
One too many evenings when I came home exhausted from work, hastily fed Lucinda something from the freezer and then put her straight to bed - frustrated and worn out - didn't help either.
A new job opportunity in a new part of town for Dan. A trip too many to visit friends in the country.
An increasing, murky, sinking feeling that you must be living someone else's life for them.
None of these are enough to make you pack your bags and head for the hills on their own, of course.
But cumulatively, they're enough to bring about a certain introspection. Enough to make you step back from your day-to-day life and look at whether this is what YOU want. Not what society recommends for you, or how your friends or family live.
After all, they have their own wants, needs, temperaments and goals to contend with.
Sometimes in life, we all just live to survive for a while. Breathe, eat, sleep. There's nothing wrong there. It's just the way the world goes.
On the occasions we're lucky enough that opportunities present themselves to extend beyond that and we're able to take advantage of them, then why not?
That was our tipping point, I guess.
Life is a journey. This is the next stop on ours.