I often get asked questions about living in Australia, so I thought I’d compile a handy list of the most frequently asked questions. I’m afraid I don’t have much insight on living anywhere other than Sydney!
So this may come off as a rant and very ungrateful of the opportunities I have been presented with, but there’s a few home truths I think should be shared. These “truths” are sometimes overlooked, with only photos telling the story. I feel qualified to dis-spell them having road tripped for nearly 3 months in the past year.
Tomorrow I get on a plane to San Francisco. Which, incase you weren’t aware, is neither my birth place or my home. This trip is coming to an end. There’s only so much more pretending I can do. In 4 days, and an awful lot of time zone confusion later, I will be back on English soil. But that’s not home.
Some would class this as some as a love letter. But I will class it as a letter of appreciation for the land I hold so dearly to my heart.
The familiar smell of chlorine washes into my nostrils, only this time combined with a fresh breeze off the ocean and the sound of the waves breaking as I stare up at the sky, which is fringed by the fronds of palm trees. I’m warmed by the sun rather than the oppressive heat that usually is present when I can smell pool water. I’m reminded of childhood holidays to Lanzarote, outdoor swimming pools and sunshine.
Today three things happened in my life.
I fell for a boy.
And he fell for me.
But I have to leave.
And he has to stay.