We have been in Australia for nearly 1 month and I am just now posting to my blog. I can’t believe it! I had planned to have this blog up and running before we even left the country, but well here we are.
Since I am a bit behind, these first few posts will be updates of each week we’ve been here (1 week per post). You follow?
Week 1 has now become such a blur. In fact I think I was in a bit of a dazed and confused state for the first day or so. Jet lag will do that to you. I do remember, however, how excited I was to finally be here. This trip always felt like some dream that was so far in the future it may never come true. The moment it hit me that this thing we had been planning for so long had actually happened was when I first walked into the Cellar Door restaurant that’s on the farm. One of the most breathtaking views I’ve seen. Maybe it felt that way because I would be living steps away from this view for the next 6 months, or maybe I felt that way because it’s just an awesome view. I’d let you judge for yourself, but I unfortunately don’t have a photo of that view yet.
Our first week was spent getting acquainted, or re-acquainted in Jonathon’s case, to the farm, vegetables, house we’d be living in, etc. I have to admit it was a bit of an adjustment…a bit of a hard adjustment. Harder than I was planning for, anyway. The only way I can explain it is that everything here is just different. It’s really the only word to describe it. It’s only furthered by belief that change is a good thing. If you never experience new things or live your life completely different than you were 1, 2 or 6 months ago, there are things you will inevitably miss out on. And I don’t mean everyday things, I mean things that can change the way you see yourself, the way you look at things, or maybe learn something new from a complete stranger.
I mean, I was working a 9-5 job in a marketing department for a successful technology and software company one day and the next day I am a vegetable farmer with dirt under my fingernails and a kitchen full of fresh organic vegetables…in AUSTRALIA.
In the 1 month I have been here I have learned SO much about myself and life in general; it’s a crazy beautiful thing. Below are a few photos I wanted to share of our first week here. You can find more if you follow this link.