I had the most incredible weekend! Friday was spent with lots of the other au pairs for a girls night, followed by looking after the boys on my own Saturday morning/afternoon. They were absolutely golden and I had so much fun with them!
On Saturday I went to the Gem Fields with Jenny to stay with Emily. I can’t even begin to explain this place, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before! People just living in shacks… And I bet they’re so damn happy! Simplistic living at its best, and there was such a serene atmosphere. We had a very girlie evening, involving munchies, screaming and gossip. Perfect evening.
Sunday we MINED OUR OWN SAPHIRES. That was awesome, something I’d never do anywhere else in the world! Whilst Em went to work, Jenny and I had a proper life talk and I told her about the law of attraction- there is something so incredible about sharing this information, especially with people who don’t know anything about it. The weekend was topped off with a trek up this little mountain to catch the sunset.
I cannot fault this weekend, it was perfect.
I’ve had the best day today! This morning with the kids was great, we’re definitely making progress with their behaviour which is awesome! I then received a package from Jay which I’ve been waiting on for about 2 weeks, and it was so worth the wait. This kid has delivered, big time. The effort some of my friends have gone to whilst I’ve been out here has been beyond anything I could imagine. Others have lacked, just highlighting the good’uns even more.
We then went to Maraboon lake, which I’ve been to with Em but in the evening for the sunset. It truly is a beautiful spot, especially because we’re in the outback and it’s so ‘out of place’. Had a great morning with the other Au Pairs, had a great afternoon with the kids at the playground and then went to the gym.
Finished the day at the cinema with Emily and Jenny seeing Inbetweeeners 2-laughter really is the best medicine.
Today has been perfect.
Went to the dam today with all the other au pairs and kiddies.
This place is beaut.i.ful!
Got to Skype my main boy for an hour or so last night, it had been far too long since I’d seen his face and heard his voice. That put me in a great mood after a rather stressful weekend with the kids. I was looking after them by myself cos Em was working at her other job, and as much as they have their adorable moments, there were some times when I wanted to rip my hair out.
Today I feel super in control of my life, crazy how some days make you feel more empowered… I’ve managed to blag myself another job, in a bar and with Em so that’s a sweet deal. I’ve been telling the universe I wanted another job and applied at a surf shop, I thought I really wanted that job and I was bummed that I didn’t hear anything back. It was obviously because there was something better for me :)
I joined the gym again after a month off after leaving Adelaide, and I’m more determined than ever to get into shape again. I’ve got great people around me, two sweet jobs that will get the cash flowing, and I’ve got so many plans.
My life is beautiful.
"Thee more I understand about the human race, the less I comprehend about our purpose and place."
Nahko & Medicine for the People
"I’ve been worrying that we all live our lives in the confines of fear"
Day 101 \ 100 Happy Days
How can I not be happy when I get messages like this from a girlie I met just over a week ago. Travelling brings the right sort of people into your life and I’m so grateful for the friendships I create along the way.
Day 100 ///100 Happy Days
Wow… As if I’ve reached day 100. I am so incredibly proud of myself for persisting with this challenge, I know many people who gave up, which I think is an absolute shame. Giving up being happy? Madness.
The time has actually flown by, I remember beginning this challenge back in Melbourne and thinking how long 100 days was. And now it’s over. I’m going to try to persistent with documenting my travels… So much like a post 100 Happy Days. We’ll see how that goes.
I’m finishing this challenge much as I started it. With Emily… Every single day this girl does something to make me happy… Today, to name just one… Her fussing the dog and getting her to listen to music. I also finally received my birthday parcels, after a long month of waiting and hoping every day or was going to turn up. It was lovely to read letters and cards from my family, and to smell ‘home’ on some of the clothes I’d asked my Mom to post over.
This challenge has made me reassess the way I live my life by forcing me to focus on the positives, even when I was struggling. Congratulations Meg, you have a fabulous life. Go and live it.
Day 99 // 100 Happy Days
Got to catch up with my Momma for nearly 2 hours today! It was well and truly needed. Crazy how it’s the simplest of things that you miss, just being able to grab a hug when you want. Could not be more grateful for the relationship I have with this woman.
This didn’t post yesterday :(
Day 98 // 100 Happy Days
Today was perfect. After taking Em to work I went down to the river bank with a picnic blanket, my books, ipod and everything necessary for a chilled day.
Listening to Ben Howard peacefully, I just felt so content with my life. I had some time to myself to think about me, and it was great.
Day 96 // 100 Happy Days
Today was a great day. I woke up to photos from my best pal telling me he’s been to see my family and this is the photo I get. I also received my post from him today that he sent 2 weeks ago. Nothing beats letters, I can’t even explain how good they are, seeing somebody’s handwriting and hearing their voice through their words.
Also Skyping with Paul for close to two hours really did put me in a great mood!
Day 96 // 100 Happy Days
These snap chats… This is commitment to our friendship.
Day 95 // 100 Happy Days
Timing a Skype session with this little one is near enough impossible with our time difference now she’s in Prague… However this morning we managed it!
I really do value each and every one of my friends that I’ve met through my travels, I’ve only been friends with this girl just over a year but I know she’s here for life. Sometimes you just click with people, and that should never be taken granted.
It is inevitable when you travel that you will at some point have to say goodbye, but it can always just be see you later.
"The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is that nothing lasts forever."
Gonna complete this challenge.
Day 94 // 100 Happy Days
Sometimes I doubt how much my friends genuinely miss me, it sounds ridiculous because I know when they’re gone I miss them. But everybody has their own lives and their own commitments and sometimes it just feels like I’m out of sight and so out of mind. It’s not a big deal, I know that they’ll be there if I need them, but it’s definitely crossed my mind. Which is what makes these messages all the more important. The value of knowing that I have an impact on somebody else’s life, it’s priceless.