January 25, 2011
There is one place other than Canada that I would never hesitate to call 'Home'. Three years ago I embarked on a journey that has shaped, molded, and transformed my life forever. I remember sitting in the airport after saying my first tearful goodbye to my parents. I had never been farther than Florida without them, and even then, it was only for two weeks. Saying goodbye for 6 months felt like an eternity, but I did it, and I had no idea while I was travelling 12464 km in the sky that when I reached the other side, I would immediately fall in love. I got off a plane, hopped into a bus and travelled down the highway for three hours until I reached my new home for the next 6 months. I remember putting my ipod on, looking out the window at the amazing hills, sun, sand, palm trees, boys and girls everywhere holding popsicles and wearing flip flops. I knew I wasnt in Kansas anymore. Australia had always been a place I wanted to visit (and never come back). In Highschool my best friend Danielle and I made a plan in my bedroom one time about going to University in Australia, and buying a house, we even looked at real estate for Sydney! (We were 16..and dreamers) But as I am with most things, if I want it..I will go for it, and in this case, im so happy I did.
As you know I have a dreamy Australian living under my roof and I thought it would only be appropiate to celebrate Australia day - even with snow all over the ground. I went and picked up a cake, some meat pies for Nathan, and made a couple cups of milo and for 10 minutes felt like I was back in the land down under.
To the land of mateship, loyalty, freedom, kangaroos, good coffee, worlds best mcdonalds (maybe im biased), footy, oi oi oi's, she'll be right mentalities, beaches beaches beaches, dream boats and bombshells,the wonderful mulligans, sharks, snakes, spiders & everything else terrifying...I raise my cup to you. Thanks for stealing my heart, I never want it back...(you're worth keeping it) and for letting me meet your cutest male. Happy Australia day! I am, you are, we are Australian.