It’s finally here!!! After living at home for 3 weeks after Interim ended, I’ve done nothing but stalk Australia on Google Earth and watch too many episodes of Gossip Girl. I’m so ready to be in Australia! My program starts so late because Australia is currently on their summer break… so they start their Autumn semester on March 4th, which is my “spring” semester. But it’s autumn in Australia. So I’m missing my favorite season – spring. Because when I leave Australia it will be winter there, and I’ll come back to a South Carolina summer. And then back to fall again. I’m kind of upset about it. I’m curious to see how Australians handle Easter… do they do the whole Easter Bunny thing and celebrate the long-awaited day when it’s fashionably acceptable to wear white jeans again? We’ll see.
One important fact about me is that my decision to study abroad in Australia may or may not have been slightly influenced by the classic 2000 straight-to-VHS hit movie Our Lips Are Sealed, starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Ok no the movie is not the reason why I’m going to Australia but it played a factor in why I’ve always been really interested in Australia. So the movie features many of my bucket list items for my time in Australia. Here are a few:
1. Walk on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
2. Eat Vegemite
3. Own a pet Kangaroo
4. Visit Luna Park
And another activity I really want to partake in (not featured in the MK & Ash movie)
5. Go on a wine tasting tour!!
And I’m sure I’ll add to the list while I’m on the plane/in airports for about a day.
Oh and fun fact… I am losing a day of my life. I will not exist on February 23rd. Since I leave America the night of the 22nd… I get to Australia on the morning of the 24th…….. so yeah basically I’m time travelling.
So…. welcome to my blog! Look out for an update when I arrive in the land down under!!!!!