I woke up this morning with a clear mind and a happy heart and I spent some time thinking back to the time just before I headed out on my current adventure. I remember wondering why I wasn’t feeling much about it. Excited yes, but contained excitement and absolutely no nerves…which for me is very VERY strange. I am quite the introvert and even though I do push my own limits and put myself in uncomfortable situations, in terms of my personality only, not safety, I am often racked with invisible anxiety (I am planning on writing a bit about my internal challenges soon). Upon reflecting on my previous feelings and how I am currently feeling I understand why I wasn’t nervous…when I landed I felt like I was coming home. My soul is at peace here.
My first day at work went well and I am very much looking forward to the new challenge and fresh start. A lot of new information and new routines but a shake up is needed and one of the main reasons I decided to do this!
Today is going to be a day full of meeting new people and making new friends (hopefully!)
Hugs and love
Well I made it. After 30 hours of travel time I arrived safely in my new town, new home and I am happy. The first day and a half have been busy settling in and getting comfy and now the real work begins. There is still work left at home to complete and tomorrow at this time I will be on my way to my first day at my new school! I couldn’t be more excited to get the adventure started!
My flight over was quite uneventful. I didn’t say more than 4 words to the guy who I sat beside for my Toronto to Vancouver flight and then from my Vancouver to Sydney leg I had the complete opposite…Ken…one of those people who really loves to hear themselves talk…you know, they ask you a question and before you can answer they start commenting?! Ya. So I “slept” the entire way…and let me tell you I needed it! After about 3 hours on the 15 hour flight I feel asleep but only for 3 more hours…leaving about 9 hours of flight to try to get back to sleep. I woke up again just before landing in Sydney feeling very rough but while waiting in line for customs I got my second wind and was feeling fine getting on my flight to Melbourne. Simon picked me up at the airport and we made our way to Echuca.
We arrived in Echuca and stopped by the house that I will now be calling home and started to get familiar with my surroundings…Simon took me out for a nice welcome dinner and then it was off for my first sleep back in Australia!
My first full day was spent getting groceries, becoming more familiar with the house and enjoying the weather! I met a few new people and am looking forward to meeting more! Today is my second full day and I think it’s starting to sink in that I am in, full on, for one whole year!
Tomorrow is the start of the new school year here for me. The first few days are without students and will be spent learning the ropes and meeting new people. Very exciting!
You will find in this post my first ever attempt at vlogging! I am learning and am hoping to do a once a week vlog including all the fun (or even mundane) things I get up to whilst here. Be kind as I am learning…as I get more comfortable with the editing software I am hoping to make them a bit more interesting!
I will sign off for now and will promise at least a weekly update! I am hoping to post Wednesdays and Sundays to keep everyone up to date on the goings on and my adventures!
Off for a run and to enjoy the cooler morning before the heat of the afternoon kicks in!
Hugs and love!