A healthcare worker who left Sydney for Alice Springs has doubled her income, found love and bought a house, planning never to return to the city.
Midwife Tylah McConnell, 27, had only planned to go into the bush for a six-month secondment in April last year, but quickly realized she had found her home.
“I think you get old with this lie in Sydney that that’s where all the opportunity is and that country living or rural living is boring when I couldn’t really find it further from the truth,” said Ms. McConnell, who is also a content creator, recently. told him 131,700 followers on TikTok.
“My social life is much better in rural and remote settings than it was in Sydney.”
Ms McConnell explained that she found the love of her life in a doctor and bought a house with him within six months, which she said would be impossible in Sydney.
As for her career, she says she was able to progress much faster by working in rural areas.
“I just had incredible career opportunities. I’m pretty much at a place where I doubled my income leaving Sydney,” she said.
Mrs. McConnell said Daily Mail the house she bought with her partner was a three-bedroom house and she “didn’t even have to use a third of the deposit” she had saved in Sydney.
The health worker didn’t know much about Alice Springs before moving and was surprised to find that it was quite liberal.
“It’s fantastic for LGBTQ+ rights. The city I’m in actually has the largest lesbian population per capita in Australia,” she said.
While Ms McConnell encourages her health social media followers to get out into the bush, she admits it still comes with challenges.
One of them being the cost of flying back to Sydney to visit family and friends. She said there was also not the same availability of fresh produce when it came to food.