One, crazy week. From the moment that I have arrived to Sydney, I have been overwhelming social. For those of you who know me, you know that this is abnormal. I like to sit in my room and have my safe, quiet world. But, the reason I am here is to change that! Or try to change that, at least. On Saturday, I went to Coogee Beach with two, fellow Pensacolians, four Brits, and a South African. Accents were flying wild. It was a good time and I got a little crispy. Australia has very little O-zone left and the sun rays really sting. The highest rate of skin cancer in the world is here. So, I didn't want to risk too much but it was a nice time. We all then came back to the city and went out that night for dinner on Darling Harbour. Things are ridiculously expensive here. I don't know if I mentioned that before but if I haven't, they are expensive!!!! So, the night went on for quite a while and we ended up having a good time but it took a while because all of the bars/clubs were playing techno music or all your favorite classic hits from 1978 and that made me want to have a seizure. So, I couldn't handle it all that much. So, our group dwindled down from eight to three and we found a nice, little place and ended up having a good time. This morning and for most of the day, I have been a bit panicky. Me, not normally being social, with all of this friend making stuff has made me feel weird. Not bad weird but just different. I always get along with everyone but I am so used to having "alone" time that to not have it is weird but here, I don't want it. I am trying to make a change and to force myself to be social but the inner-Edmund is fighting it back. Nonetheless, I went to Manly today which is on the Northern Beaches and it was beautiful. It is a 30 minute ferry-ride from the Opera House. I met up with some new people and had a good time but I had to leave early because I was too busy stressing about life. I know, I know. I didn't come here to do that but it is me we are talking about and it happens. So, here I am, feeling much better and much more settled for now. I have sent out tons of emails about jobs and even met a woman on the ferry-ride today who randomly asked if I needed work. So, we will see how that goes. I am hoping everything will fall into place. I am sure it will it is just tough for me to relinquish control. Either way, I am not complaining. I am here and I am doing well. Just fighting the urge to be the hermit that I am.