When I lost my job and my relationship within the space of a few hours of each other one day back in June, I never thought it would have resulted in quite possibly the best five months of my life.
As I write this I’m currently on a flight from Sydney to Bangkok as a part of a marathon journey back home to the UK to surprise my family for Christmas.
When I arrived in Australia on the 6th July 2014, I wasn’t really sure how everything would pan out. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do but like any new venture I had doubts and at first I missed what I’d left behind.
However, the past five months of my life have been a whirlwind of ups, downs, crazy parties, hard work, bananas (lots of bananas!) new friendships, new relationships, amazing sights, breathtaking experiences, skydives, bungees, exploring the ocean, too much goon, too little sleep, bustling cities, hippy towns, long bus journeys, love, laughter, arguments but most of all fun, and I wouldn’t change it for the world!
The first month I spent living it up in Sydney & Cairns, partying almost every night with a great bunch of people I met doing OzIntro.
Shortly after this we parted ways and I started work on a banana farm in Tully, which was possibly the best and worst experience of my life, but one I’ll never forget.
If it wasn’t for the family I became part of at Scotty’s Mission Beach, then I doubt I would have lasted on the farm and may not have got my second year visa, something I’m so happy to have.
After the farm, I spent the next five weeks travelling the East Coast of Australia with my best friend and an awesome couple we met on the farm along with their friend. This was probably the best part of my time in Australia, spending literally everyday for five weeks in some of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to.
I plan to blog more in-depth on the East Coast trip along with putting out an East Coast video I filmed soon, as soon as I find some time back home!
The last few days I spent in Sydney, catching up with some of the guys from OzIntro and the farm and putting plans in place for my return to Australia sometime in February 2015.
For now I just wanted to write a quick post to say thank you to everyone who has been part of the last five months of my life.
There’s far too many of you to name individually but if we met and either; spoke, shared stories, worked together, partied, drank goon, had a dance off, did something irresponsible, laughed, argued or all of the previous then thank you!
I’m going to enjoy a few months with my family and friends at home over the festive period before I return to begin part 2 of my Oz adventure!