Thursday, October 4, 2012

Goodbye Australia


Tomorrow I leave Australia. I've been here for 1 year. Time is a funny old thing, it goes by so fast and so slowly at the same time. This year wasn't what I was expecting, whatever that was. It was more challenging and lonely than I thought that it would be. But at the same time there were some really beautiful and wonderful times too. I met some great people who I hope I'll be able to see somewhere in this wide world again. I got to hang out with the Gentleman Caller everyday and it's still a treat, so that's good.

 I feel weird about the whole thing. A year. A whole year has gone by... There are many things that I learned. It's something that I clearly have to sit down and ponder out with a journal, a glidey pen and some watercolour pencils. I hope I have time to do that soon. But not today. Today I pack up my heavy bags, spend the last of my Australian change, and climb on a plane to New Zealand.

Today I am thankful for adventure and quiet times, parties and reading on the beach, wine and cold, clear tasty Melbourne water. I am thankful for every decision that I have made, every person that I have met that has brought me to this very moment. Because this moment? It's pretty great.

(and yes, I'm still about 3 months behind on posting. Better get used to it.)

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2 comments:

Melissa said...

Don't you stress yourself out trying to keep up with posting. You just do it when you can.

I'm glad you had such a life-changing and educational experience. I'm excited to see where life takes you next! :)

Laura Go said...

I love your attitude, Danielle. Life is about trying and doing, not necessarily failing or succeeding. (I'm slowly realizing this, myself) and I really commend you for just going out there to do what your heart desires.

Onward to your next adventure! And I wish you good luck, good health, and lots of amazing adventures.

Hugs,
Laura