Since my best friend died when I was 15 years old I learned that bittersweet lesson about life: It’s short.
Therefore, I was inspired to determine what sort of things I wanted to do with my life and make them happen.
I compiled a list of things that I had always wanted to know but never thought were possible-
- Go to Australia
- Hold a koala
- Play with kangaroos
- swim with a dolphin
- learn to surf
- learn to cook lebanese food
Yesterday- I accomplished 3 of those things. All in one day. 6 years after Emily passed and I am actually making these things happen.
We went to a place called “Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.”
It was about a 30 minute bus ride and cost 3$. WORD. It was 40$ to get in and an extra 5$ if you wanted to zipline and do a rope course. (duh, sold.)
We got to hold… HOLD… a koala, get pictures taken with it, hug it… it was amazing. So cuddly. So loving.
Then we moved on to the rope course/zip line. This guy just straps you in then all of the sudden you’re just going through the forest on a wire trying not to fall off and hoping that if you do fall off- your attachments will save you. adrenaline rush!
Then, we hung out with kangaroos. ACTUAL KANGAROOS. for like an hour. They’re so friendly. I didn’t want to leave.
All in all- what a perfect day in Australia.
Today, I have class. I guess that’s what I am here for…