I have lived in Australia for over a year now, hit the one year mark last week. I still wake up and pinch myself. As long as I can remember I had in my bucket list to spend a year overseas before I turned 30. I would write down every trip in hopes it would one day add up to a year. I never really thought I would get a full year in one place. Well, I didn't exactly make the full year before 30, but I sure got to do better than that while I was 30 and while I am 31.
I am loving every second I have in a totally different culture and the cultures we have gotten to experience though travel this year. Last week marks a week I have lived in Australia. There is so many people I miss from home, but I am loving the opportunity to experience a new culture.
It is amazing to me how similar and alike cultures are. Cultures is something I have alwAys been fascinated with. The way people lives intrigues me. I slowly realizing I am starting to pick up culture habits of Aussies. Every time I call a jacket a jumper it makes me smile. I have slowly learned contrary to southern belief we do not have to have meat every meal. I have also learned though the year healthier ways to live. It makes me smile every time I realize small ways I am picking up the culture. Now don't get me wrong I still have a lot to pick up, I still catch myself looking the wrong way to cross the street and at times trying to get in the wrong side of the car. I also don't think I will ever come to grasps with ar makes the "ah" sound so car would be pronounced "cah." Everyday I make my self stop and look around.
I am so happy Josh and I have gotten this opportunity to really get to know each other be forced to lean on each other and honestly learn how to live day in day out with each other. This has been an amazing year, we truly have gotten to make some amazing memories. I can't wait to see what the next year has in store.
Want to know more about some of these adventures? Click on the links at top of page, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and United States.