Happy Summer

Woke up today to another beautiful day. 29 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Then I was thinking about how excited I was to go to the state fair. Then I remembered that it’s NOVEMBER. Then I remembered I’m in AUSTRALIA.


I love my life.

I have two weeks of classes left filled with presentations on top of presentations then a week in BYRON BAY then a week of taking some sort of tests called finals then I’ll be flying back to the United States of America.  *sob*

Has it really already been 3 months?

In January of this year I was sitting in my apartment telling my dear friend Lauren about how I had decided to go to Australia for the fall semester. I didn’t know how or if it was even possible but I knew it was what I wanted to do.

The next day I get a text from Lauren that says “I’m coming with you.”

So it all began. Months of planning and budgeting and freaking out about having loans the rest of our lives. Then freaking out about not having housing in Australia. Then freaking out about how in the WORLD you get a visa. Then freaking out because holy crap it’s August and it’s time to leave.

So almost a year after I decided that I wanted to go to Australia here I am…in Australia.


Things I’ve Learned This Week:

  1. Celsius. It’s only taken me 3 months but I finally get what people mean when they say it’s 29 degrees outside. That isn’t cold, just so you know.
  2. There are no rice krispies here. Only rice bubbles. I’m sure there’s a huge difference.
  3. Do NOT talk about Steve Irwin in Australia. Seriously. touchy subject.
  4. Outback Steakhouse is not even close to being a good portrayal of what Australia is like. There are no “bloomin’ onions.”
  5. It’s stupid to wear a dress at Bond. It is literally the windiest place on earth.
  6. My Kindle won’t allow me to buy books because I’m in Australia. “These titles are not available in Australia.”
  7. The lady that works in the cafeteria hates me. She gave me 2 chicken fingers. LITERALLY EVERY ONE ELSE GOT 3.
  8. It’s “Schoolies” week or something. This means that all the high schools are done for the year and all these 17 and 18 year olds who just graduated come to the Gold Coast to PARTAY. -_-
  9. Australia doesn’t seem to have pumpkin pie. I hate pumpkin pie. I know, I know.
  10. I have been told at least 289 times that it’s obvious I am American because I have straight and white teeth. Yes. This is an American thing.

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