Week 7: Transitions

This week has been full of changes and adjusting to new circumstances. We said goodbye to Sanctuary and traveled up north to a town called Cairns (party!!). Three days was enough. Also, getting to know one another in a new environment can be challenging. Suddenly, you are out of the routine and familiarity of where…

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Week 5: Waterfalls

We went to Josephine Falls which is about an hour North of Mission Beach, and it was everything that I want in life. But seriously, I’m barely joking.

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Week 4: My Lovelies

So, this may sound crazy, but I’m a little bored. Last week, I felt the need to settle down, but this week I am restless. This could be due to the constant rain and lack of car, but I’m ready to go on a wild adventure. Then I remind myself that this is my wild…

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Week 3: Retreat

I’m staying at this place that has huts and rainforest and beaches, and I’m a little sad I’m missing the snow at home. It’s been three weeks and this place is glorious, but I’m tired of moving around. I’m ready to settle and be good at something. It’s taxing for me to keep learning new…

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Week 2: All the Animals

  Whoa… this week has definitely been different from my usual routine. Working with baby farm animals is exciting, entertaining, busy, poopy, cuddly, and just about a million other things. Every minute isn’t wonderful, but it feels good to get dirty and hold little animals. Basically, I am working with a woman (Karen) who runs…

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Week 1: Australia

I left Seattle on Monday morning and had the best 12 hour flight imaginable. I sat next to (and by “next to” I mean, there was an empty seat in between us. PTL) this lovely woman who was traveling to Taipei, Taiwan for her 45th college reunion. They had an EIGHT WEEK vacation planned that…

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I’m Scared

Mostly, I feel excited. But at night when I’m trying to fall asleep, or when I’m sitting in my car waiting for the light to turn green, I start to worry. In preparation for my trip, I created an independent research class (with some much needed help from friends and coworkers) at my school. One…

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House Sitting

For the past three weeks, I have been without a home. I spent two of those weeks mooching off two very generous friends and then discovered that people actually pay strangers to housesit for them while they are away…. WHAT?! This is crazy and genius, and I am benefiting greatly from it. Growing up in…

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