Monthly Archives: April 2014

I need a vacation…

I’ve been on the road 8 months today and it has been amazing. I’ve visited 6 countries, met up with 7 old friends, and made countless new ones. Now, however, I’m feeling a bit bogged down. I’ve had the flu this week but still managed to work 35 hours between my jobs as a promo girl for a travel agency and a waitress for a restaurant here in bondi. I’m stressed out because I haven’t been able to add to this website the way I wanted due to lack of free, reliable internet; I’m behind on Marie Forleo’s B-school and haven’t had a chance to participate in class discussions; and feeling a bit of pressure in other areas as well. So I need a vacation from traveling. Apparently this is normal for long term travelers and I’m glad I managed to make it this long without feeling the burn. To combat it, I’m moving out of the hostel and into a house share with free wifi. I’m also going to take a look at my schedule and see where I can pencil in a bit of me time a few times a week. Life is all about balance and travel is now a big part of my life, so I’m learning what I need to do to ground myself in what is a very transitory lifestyle. Tell next time, keep calm and travel on.

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I’m a Bond(i) Babe

Hey y’all, so I’ve been in Australia’s famous Bondi Beach for going on three weeks now. I was only meant to be here for a week, but missed my flight to brisbane (look for a post on that soon) and decided it was the universe telling me to stay. I think that must be the first time I’ve ever been ecstatic to miss a flight! So now it’s been three weeks on this lovely beachy paradise and I have no plans to leave. In fact, I just paid for another week’s accommodation today. I have a job working with the largest backpacker travel agency in Oz (don’t get too excited mom and dad, I’m working for travel vouchers instead of actual money) and pick up random jobs on the side. For instance, Saturday I am bartending for someone’s bday party and next week I’ll get paid to be part of an Easter show. Not exactly what I had in mind when I came to Oz, but it’s different and I’m loving all the new experiences I’ve been having! Also, I have to pay for reliable internet most of the time, unless I want to camp out in McDonald’s (yes, that’s where I am right now…don’t judge me…) so that’s why there have been fewer posts than normal lately. Don’t worry though, I’m working on a solution to that so you should start to see about 2 per week like before. Til next time, keep calm and travel on!

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