Monday, May 17, 2010

Someone hire me, please!

Well, still no job unfortunately. But I've only been applying for a short time. Applying online is big here and I applied for LOTS of positions online. I also went around the city with my resume like a door to door salesman. A lot of places were hiring that I dropped my resume at so I am hoping to hear from one of them this week!! I applied to a lot of restaurants, but I don't really want to work in one. It's no fun serving people and at least at home the tips were a perk. But I guess people get paid a lot to be servers, so not too bad. But don't get me wrong, I am not being picky whatsoever; I will be happy with any job.

There was a shoe store and a children's clothing store that I would really like to work at! The managers were really friendly and I think I would really enjoy working in an atmosphere like that. So fingers crossed that they want me! The manager at the children's clothing store and I seemed to really click and she seemed to really like me so that is always a plus!

Besides applying to jobs, I have caught up with some friends here. It was really great to see people again! Especially since Steve works crazy hours, I gotta entertain myself. But if you know me, that's never been a difficult task for me. I really do love Adelaide and enjoy just walking around the city. Living in the suburbs is no fun right now, but will be getting an apartment in the city which will be much better! I am not a fan of catching a bus all the time, they aren't exactly reliable here and the rides are pretty boring. And the bus route I live on has some pretty odd people on the bus. Sometimes I wish I had my car to just drive into the city, but once I am in the city I really like being able to walk around. Keeps me much more active.

Last Wednesday I went to Steve's indoor cricket match, which has become fun for me since I actually get what's going on now! The guys on his team are really nice and funny and you know I always like socializing. And last night we went to a friend of his 21st birthday party, which was REALLY different than our 21st birthdays. Her parents rented out a place and there were speeches, but it was fun and it is always good to meet Steve's friends. Tonight we're going to head to China town for some cheap, and REALLY yummy, Chinese food. Then we're going to go see Robin Hood which I am quite excited about!! I have heard it's really really good.

And today, just applying to more jobs, applying for a tax file number and cleaning some! Not the most exciting day ever, but life is still great!

Until next time chicos...

Monday, May 10, 2010

BACK! in the Land Down Under

I am finally back in Australia! Last Thursday I landed in Melbourne nice and early at about 5:30 in the morning. I feared getting through the customs and getting my baggage would take quite awhile. But no, don't let anyone fool does not take as long to get through an Australian airport as it does a major one in the States. One thing that I found amusing was that when I went through customs, the officer looked at all my stamps and then looked at me and then looked back at the stamps and then asked "So where all have you been?" Believe it or not, this question confused and I kinda stammered trying to figure out what the man wanted until he asked "Were you in the U.S. before?" Uhhh DUH! I just got off a plane from L.A. and on my customs card it said I had boarded my flight in the US...that was a weird question.

I was quite jetlagged at first, but I seem to be all caught up now! It's been so great being back here and hanging out with Steve. On Saturday night we went out and I ran into a couple of my friends from when I was here previously so that was really nice! I plan to meet up with them soon to hang out and really catch up. Been looking for jobs and found some possibilities but today will be the day I will actually be handing out the resumes. Hopefully it will pay off and I'll start working soon! I am going to spend the day in the city doing that and also getting information on how to set up a bank account here! So much to do but so excited that I am starting this next adventure!

Much more later! Wish me luck on the job hunt :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nearly 2 weeks

I leave in almost 2 weeks!!


words can't explain the excitement, :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Home Stretch

With 18 days until I leave my home of literally 23 years, I am getting pretty nervous. Don't get me wrong, I have no regrets on the decision I have made to go back and make Australia even more apart of my life, but the whole one-way ticket not sure when I am going to see my family and friends again is bound to make me nervous! However, I am also beyond excited. So many people talk about how they'd love to do what I am doing and most those people will never do it. But I AM!

I am starting to get things figured out, like how I am going to get my stuff over there. There's also the little things I need to get done that will make a big difference, like print out pictures of my friends and get an album for them. I bought a travel book for all of Australia and got my own measuring cups. Let's be serious, I am still gonna use my system of measurement for cooking. I am too use to it. And I'll keep getting recipes from Food network so they'll be in the right system.

As of now, I will be attending Bond University for law school. It is in Gold Coast, Queensland which is a really nice place. I am deferring my acceptance til January 2011 because of financial reasons and also because I am going to give University of Melbourne one more chance. I would love to be in that city so I am going to try my hardest to make it happen.

This past weekend I had a reunion with my Clemson friends up in Greenville, SC. It was so great to see everyone and it felt just like old times. It made me so sad leaving them but I know I will see them again. Plus who doesn't want to visit Australia?? Tomorrow I am heading to Auburn to see my cousins, then next weekend to Tuscaloosa to see my Grandmother and then out to Charleston to see Kathryn and Abby. I am trying to see the most people I can before I leave for the other side of the world!

Ah so much to do before departure!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I am going back!

Alright, it's been MONTHS since I posted. Obviously a lot has happened in that time.

I left Australia, in tears, December 11th. Steve came to see me in Sydney before I left and we had a great time. That was definitely the worst flight ever. It was good to be home, but I was really itching to get back. I already had a feeling that I would be going back to Australia...but after some time, I knew I HAD to go back. I've applied to law schools over there, keeping my original plan somewhat. I have been accepted to one, but waiting to hear back from the one I would really like to go to so fingers crossed!

I have my one-way ticket back, May 4th, and I am BEYOND excited. I absolutely cannot wait. I got my work and holiday visa, and I am excited to start this new adventure in my life! I have a lot to do between now and then. I am going to be there for at least 3 years, I have a ton to figure out!

So the countdown starts: 50 days until I leave!