Had such a great weekend. Girls night on Friday…finally! Beach day/date night on Saturday and Beach day with the boys and KANGAROO ZOO on sunday! As much as I don't like animals being kept in captivity, the kangaroos could roam where they wanted so I was okay with it. It was the first time I've seen one since I've been here! We got to feed them, pet them and we even held hands! Saw other aussie animals like dingos, wallabies and some baby alligators! Kangaroos were my favourite, they were so cute and cuddly but now I have the idea that they are all domesticated! Of course on the way home, I saw my first wild one! Ironic.
PS: missing Aritzia, wishing I could go get another romper…find it here!
I got a compliment today. Here is how the conversation went down:
C.B: "When you make millions, can you buy us a house like that?"
K.R: "You keep saying "When I'm rich or make millions"…what makes you think that will happen?"
C.B: "Because its you….and the possibilities are endless with you. You can do anything you wanted."
Loving how sweet that is to say, it is also extremely intimidating. All my life, I've always been an idealist, optimistic to the max! Always had big dreams and a go-getter attitude. For the most part, things have fallen into place or worked out but now that I have a brand new life over here, I'm starting from scratch. I could do anything I wanted. In the past, I've done what I'm supposed to do; ensuring a backup plan to be safe. After going to school, I have a solid plan B. With that in mind…do I have a plan A? If I could do anything…now would be the time to start. I'm still young enough to experiment but just old enough where I need to get my foot in the door if I want to build a career.
Everything nowadays requires credentials and qualifications. I have one degree, good for one job. If I don't want to do that job, do I have to start all over? Sometimes I tend to get ahead of myself, I have to remind myself that I've only been here three weeks and things take time. First things first, get a mediocre 'right now' job and start from there. As much as I want to believe things will work out the way they're supposed to, it's hard for me to wait around for it…and waiting around isn't always a good thing. If I want something, I need to get out there and get it; be proactive and persistent.
I do believe that I could have a career in something I love, but I love a lot of things. It is time to narrow it down and take steps to make it happen. What do I want to do - - How do I do that? Where do I start? Who do I talk to? Does this town offer what I want? So many choices behind one simple question.
And with the bf I have, he is beyond supportive and would help me in any way I needed.
That being said - I think he needs to find something he loves to do as well. With his family's company, he probably feels the pressure to keep it running…doesn't mean he wants to do that for the rest of his life. How is that fair? Then again, it guarantees him a job and nowadays, that is rare. So what is he supposed to do?
I guess we figure it out, one day at a time.
UGH too many thoughts.
In Aus, it's our spring time but back home I'm missing one of my favourite seasons. As happy as I am with summer around the corner, I love falling autumn leaves! On top of how beautiful B.C. gets in the fall with the bright reds, oranges, and yellows, I also miss those cozy knits, chunky boots, and stylish layers! In honour of my autumn roots, I justified buying a new pair of black leather Verali booties. Surely I can pull them off for a couple months before summer; and even so, they look rockin' with a mini! Now snuggle up with a blanket & tea and enjoy!
Photos of my boots and some inspiring autumn go-to looks from Pinterest
Today is one of my very best friends birthday. Erika I could not be happier to have met you, you are my umpy, twin, and partner in crime! So sad we live so far apart but I know I will see you again and cannot wait to reunite. I hope you have the BEST day (better than last year with strep at least), you deserve it..go spoil yourself and celebrate big time. I'm sure you're stuck studying all day at school because you're responsible…and mature! There are so many great qualities about you, I envy your posture & flexibility, poise & grace, your sweetness and kindness, your sass and wittiness, and how goofy and playful you are! Thanks for everything you've done for me! You've been my favourite roommate of all time.
Doesn't matter what country we're in, we'll always have a time - days we'll never forget (days that turn into nights in Copenhagen at 3am)! You've been there for so many unforgettable memories this past year and I wouldn't want anyone else beside me! Meow! Murrr.
LOVE AND MISS YOU ERRYBERRY, you're a beaut. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! xxx
Tomorrow is already another Monday, weekends go by way too fast. So many events to report!
Friday - was spent getting up at 5:30am to head into Singleton where the bf works and where his parentals live. Spent the whole day with his mom…good ole one-on-one time. Usually I'm beyond awkward with this kind of thing but surprisingly, the day passed pretty quick. I was able to make out more than one word at a time and form proper sentences; no sweaty nervous feeling, and even made a couple witty remarks that made everyone laugh. My only minor flaw was spilling rice all over the dinner table…can't help my clumsiness I suppose. No worries though because I got a "don't worry about it, you're already comfortable and fitting in!" My only real complaint of the day was going kangaroo hunting (just to scope them out) I was told there are everywhere in Singleton and over the last 2 weeks I've been here, I have yet to see a single kangaroo, or koala bear for that matter. So disappointing. All in all, it was a great day spent bonding over budgies, checking out mine work sites, driving on the left side of the road (out for a spin with the Mrs! She let me drive!!), and drinking red wine with good conversation.
Saturday - sleeping in and no obligations for the day! Ended up getting our first set of decent pots and pans so I don't have to scrub off burnt crispies at the end of every meal. Also lounged on the couch until friends bombarded us to get up and celebrate a birthday. It was a better night than originally anticipated because I MADE A FRIEND! A couple other girls ended up crashing the party and we exchanged phone numbers! She even invited me for a get together next weekend. Definitely the highlight of my day!
Sunday - Nothing like a lazy hungover Sunday. Couple of the guys came over and worked their magic in the kitchen and made me the best bacon and egg roll ever for breakfast. In return I made them watch Blue Crush, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and Fashion Police. Ordered some dinner and after that, to my surprise the bf put on The Little Mermaid! (obviously I got up and reenacted the choreography from tour) Cant complain about this weekend whatsoever. Now need to rest up for tomorrow, I'm taking the RSA course (equivalent to Serving it Right) so I can serve alcohol at my new job!
Wish me luck!
PS: I will try to take more photos. After all this, I only have two to share.
Update: I PASSED! Let the working adventures begin!