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Where are we going?

This is my first ever blog post. The pressure is pretty intense, if I mess this up I will forever be mortified by my first time writting a blog. I’ll never blog again. People will forever remeber me as the girl who wrote the terrible blog. My reputation will be ruined. INTENSITY.

But moving on to THE trip. We are going where no man has gone before….. give or take a few million or billion. I have my ear plugs and some over the counter sleeping pills, because I am NOT staying awake on that plane. None of this 40 hours in transit and 3 hours of sleep again.

Well, after reading emma’s post I was inspired to write a list of things to do before I go. So here it is:


  • Take advantage of parents fridge and cupboards
  • Optimize sleep time in own quiet bed
  • Work on beach body…. after I finish this chocolate bar
  • Creep people on facebook, internet is expensive in australia…. limiting creep time
  • Savour unemployment
  • If there’s time wash clothes, pack, and print of resumes

Hopefully after all that I will be fully prepared for Australia. And thus ends my first ever blog. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me.



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Posted by: Emma

Today marks the two week mark until we push off to Australia. And by push off, I mean fly off. That sounds like we were taking a boat. Which is a bad idea. Sea + Emma = Not a pretty sight. Trust me. I have witnesses.

Ok, so. Here’s what we don’t have:

  • Jobs
  • An apartment
  • Any sense of security and well-being

I kid! I kid? Yes, I’m a little worried. Yes, I also said previously that I wanted to wait until I get there to find such things. Yes, I’m a hypocrite. What can ya do!? I guess this all comes with the package though.

I’m sure once we get to the hostel, we can figure it out. Wake Up! Sydney has a job help desk plus a bullitin board where people looking for renters can post their housing. Talking to travellers will help too.

I do have a couple recruiters who have said they would like to meet me when I get to Sydney but they also haven’t responded to the latest e-mails so, y’know. I know looking at someone who isn’t even in the country at this point is kind of a risk for them. Either way, que sera sera.

Things I need to remember to do:

  • Buy heavy duty earplugs. Kelly is such a noisy sleeper! Ha, that is a lie. But she is well known for her midnight mouth smacking. This is more so I don’t get disturbed at the hostel by others.
  • Photocopying all legal documents (passport, birth certificate, etc), plus air tickets, travel insurance information, drivers licences, etc.
  • Print out various editions of resumes.
  • Fix Line of Credit at bank.
  • Start packing? Just maybe? Nah.
  • Continue throwing out items I will not need nor did I ever need them but I bought anyway. (Why do I have like, 18 billion hair products?)
  • Pack up winter clothes and ship ’em on home!
  • Same with pictures, photos, wall thingies, and sentimental items.
  • Get nice bottle of wine for my beloved friend’s parent’s who are storing my furniture for me.
  • Throw out all shoes I will not be taking. Maybe? Ack, so hard to part with things I bought.
  • Eat all my food. I don’t know how I will manage to eat 2 boxes of rice, several jars of mustard, 18 different 100-calorie snack packs, a box of pancake mix and all those baking good products I own but I can assure you… it’s not going to be tasty.

I think that’s it for now. Expect more lists on the way! Fun times, y’all.

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