Starting over (or a tale of moving, applying for work and relaxing)

It’s been 10 days since I exchanged me friends, my job and an oncoming winter for a new start on the opposite hemisphere.

Arriving on the Australian national day – aptly titled Australia Day – as a permanent resident happened without much fanfare. Seeing as I’ve been here many times before it shouldn’t be a surprise, yet it felt quite odd to to, in many aspects, be starting anew without any significant changes other than the weather.

Now a week and a half alter I’ve been on a road trip, that made me reminisce about the old days when I originally started this blog. I have also gotten around to sending of my first job application after receiving a helpful dose of advice from friends and acquaintances.

See to me the whole job hunting thing is actually the most unreal thing about this move. For well over 3 years I have been coming to Sydney on month long vacations, with the outlook of going back to a steady job. Now all of a sudden that’s not the case. So I have to look for work, write applications, update and continually improve my resume and all those others steps you go through in the process of changing your career. Yet I still feel somewhat distanced from the whole thing.

Instead I feel very much on vacation, enjoying the warm weather, the chance to get a tan and the delicious local brewskis.

Let’s see if reality kicks in when the temperature drops a bit and it starts raining!

Australian arrival

It’s been a while since I rerally posted anything but junk!

Lately I’ve been preoccupied with preparing to leave for Australia. For now I’ll be living in Australia for the next year with my girlfriend.

I’ve been here for about two weeks now and I’m slowly starting to settle into daily life. I still haven’t found a job though so that’s what I’ll be looking into next.

Until then I’m enjoying the Australian winter by running around in tshirt, shorts and flip-flops (or thongs as they call them down here). So far it’s been around 20-25˚C everyday and mostly sunny, so I’ve been slowly working on my tan. Great times!