Been a pretty busy past few days but no complaints, all good things. Solely Christmas posts from now on until Christmas. Downtown from this past weekend.
As you get older, you realize things kids do that you never realized before. I wonder why kids scream at the beach when the water is washing up by them. I wonder if I did that as a kid too.
Growing up is hard, scary, unpredictable, and everything in between. Searching and searching for summer internships since I got home from Australia has made me excited yet worried about the future. It's not easy. It's scary as heck sometimes. And very often I find myself getting so caught up in the future that I forget to treasure the present, the only thing we have right now.
Just a few more from Sydney.
How much things can change in a year. Two years, a matter of months, just crazy how much things can change. But also how some things can stay the exact same.
Side streets // Sometimes the best views are the ones most people don't ever see. Likewise, I feel like people are so quick to follow everyone else that they don't realize there is so much more to the world than just being a follower and seeing things through the same perspective as everyone else.
So I've been very hesitant on doing my kinda "end of the semester post" because I honestly just want to move on from the semester. I posted this photo on my personal account some time ago, and so I wasn't sure about putting it on here too, but I like it so here it is.
This semester wasn't perfect, and well it was probably one of the worst semesters I've ever had that started out with so many signs that I shouldn't go to Australia. But that doesn't mean there weren't some positives in it. I got to see a new continent that I never knew I'd ever see. I made some amazing Aussie friends who I am so excited for to come visit me. I went on some adventures, discovered one of my now absolute favorite places in the entire world (The South Island of New Zealand), went bungee jumping off a bridge (a childhood dream of mine), learned a few things here and there, and ultimately had quite an interesting semester abroad that I was lucky to have the opportunity to experience.
I think the issue was that I had too high of expectations for this experience coming into it. I imagined that it would be the best semester ever. That I would fall in love with Sydney and Australia in general like I did with London 1 1/2 years ago being abroad. But that's not what happened. And I've realized that's completely ok.
Not every place you visit in your life is going to be your favorite. And like I said, that is completely ok and that's just life. Not every experience you have will be the best. But I can guarantee you there will be positives in everything in life. No matter if they outweigh the negatives or not, be grateful for them. Nothing will be perfect, nothing ever in life will be perfect. And that's ok in every single way.
So here's to a not perfect semester, another not perfect semester. Because no semester has ever been perfect. But here's to all the new places I saw, the new friends I made (who I know I'll stay in touch with), the new experiences I had, and everything in between. Here's to an imperfect semester, filled with both positives as well as many negatives. I'm grateful for all the lessons I learned over the past 4 1/2 months.
Well I'm done with final exams, the semester is over, and my time here in Sydney is over tomorrow. I think on the plane I'll be taking a lot of time to sort through my thoughts from this semester, so definitely some long captions on the way.
@theqvb is ready for the holidays and so am I. My brain is absolutely exhausted from this semester at this point but studying for just one more final tomorrow then I'm on break until January.
I don't know it seems like most of my Melbourne photos have nothing in common, no theme, nothing. Just a bunch of random city shots.
Oh how I love having this account as an outlet to address things in the most non-confrontational way :)
Morning light. So glad that I caught the sunrise this morning by the water.
Didn't even realize I was going to be here during one of the biggest events of the year for this country, the Melbourne Cup. Oh well haha. Anyways, my trip is being cut a bit short but no complaints, all good things!