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Dear Diary: Reflection

It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve felt inspired to write. If you read my last post you’ll probably understand why, but given that even that was uploaded over 6 weeks ago I thought it was time for a bit of reflection; especially now that I’m only days away from leaving Melbourne behind and heading off to somewhere new.

So what’s been going on?

In some ways lots. After fighting to find work I eventually managed to find a temping job with a very modern company, that’s full of gorgeous and wonderful people who have inspired me in so many ways. And I also managed to find some friends that I ACTUALLY like and that didn’t just want to get drunk and spend their weekends clubbing (a species that I was beginning to think were extinct).  And THEN I found somewhere to live with my boyfriend in which we didn’t have to share a room with nine other people. All in all I’ve actually begun to really appreciate this city and all the random events that take place here on different days of the week, and I love that there is almost always something to do here that’s a little bit quirky/different.  We’ve been to the theatre, played mini golf at the new Holey Moley bar,  shopped at Melbourne Central (feat. the largest Sephora that I get completely lost in) and eaten anywhere and everywhere that we could find. So what I’m trying to say is, this last month has been a blast.

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It saddens me to think back on the tough time I had when we first arrived in Melbourne. This city has so much to offer but I have to remind myself that it took nearly three months for me to actually find my feet here and feel happy. And when you really think about it, any home does take time to set up and for those roots to grow. You can’t just make friends or find a job you love over night, so really it was silly of me to expect these things to fall into place the second I stepped off the plane in Australia. These things take time and maybe I should have respected that from the get go.

What this experience has taught me however is that it’s okay to want to travel and see the world ‘properly’, but maybe uprooting your life every three months isn’t the way to go about it. Maybe I am ready to settle somewhere for a bit longer, make myself a little home somewhere and establish some stronger connections. I’m ready to have a career and buy some plants and have a regular yoga class on a Thursday night. Y’know what I’m sayin’?

But before I think about nesting and the long list of scented candles that I’ve been wanting to stock up on, I’ve still got THE most exciting next few months planned that are filled with so many adventures that I can’t wait to share with you all. I can already feel myself excited to write again (finally!) just at the thought of all the things that we’ve got planned.

It’s time to remind myself what I love about travelling before saying hello to the beautiful UK in a few weeks time…

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