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Safe travels Jess Redden shares emotional post as she embarks on journey home from Australia

The 27-year-old made the move to Perth in January with her fiancé Rob Kearney after he ended his 15-year career with Leinster Rugby to sign with Australian rugby union side Western Force

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One of the pics Jess shared. Photo: Instagram

One of the pics Jess shared. Photo: Instagram

One of the pics Jess shared. Photo: Instagram

Jess Redden has shared an emotional post about leaving Australia and flying back to Ireland solo.

The 27-year-old made the move to Perth in January with her fiancé Rob Kearney after he ended his 15-year career with Leinster Rugby to sign with Australian rugby union side Western Force.

The couple got engaged in 2019 with a romantic New York proposal and were hoping to get married in June 2021 before the pandemic hit.

But while Rob is set to stay in Perth for a bit longer, Jess is currently en route home to finish her pharmacy degree.

In a touching Instagram post, she shared that moving to Perth was her “best decision in life to date” and helped her to heal after her father Brian died in September.

The pharmacist-in-training wrote: “Sometimes the best detours in life are the ones we never have planned.

“After so much heartache and darkness I stepped on a plane into the unknown. Little did I know taking that step would be my best decision in life to date – our angels are always watching us and willing us to make those steps.

“Thank you Perth for helping to heal my soul, mum get the kettle on – I'm coming home.”

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Jess received plenty of messages wishing her safe travels on Instagram

Jess received plenty of messages wishing her safe travels on Instagram

Jess received plenty of messages wishing her safe travels on Instagram

 

Jess also reflected on her time in Oz before she boarded her flight and told her followers that she was feeling a number of emotions.

“Overwhelmed, anxious, nervous but equally grateful, excited and happy,” she penned from the airport.

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“This trip and everybody I have met has been a miracle of sorts, but it’s time to say goodbye and find more miracles waiting back at home.

“Things don’t last forever so that the short time they are here we can appreciate and love the experience so much more fully than if they were to last forever,” she added.

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