"What is Australia like?" "What are the people like?" "Do they really talk funny?" "Have you seen any spiders yet?"
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Today Melbourne is an amazing city that's full of life and culture and coffee (insert heart-eyes emoji here). I haven't been to Seattle, but I imagine that it's a lot like that-very "hipster"...and way too cool for me to fit in.
There is no right or wrong way to study abroad. Don't feel like you need to fit yourself into a box of other study abroad students who all want to do the same thing.
Walking down the street is like watching Tasty videos on repeat - I WANT IT ALL. IN MY BELLY. RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.
I had the chance to explore just a tiny piece of Australia's amazing flora and fauna this weekend on a tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley to Port Stephens. Let me tell you, I've never felt more in touch with nature in my entire life.
Amazing and challenging aren't mutually exclusive.
Those cauliflower clouds helped to remind me of my purpose, what my intentions had been so many months ago when this dream had first become a reality.
I feel like I've tricked myself into believing that I'm some spontaneous, adventurous world traveler just because I can be. But I've always traveled in a group. Never alone. Alone is scary.