Thursday, February 26, 2009

"...so live your life, no tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life..."


It happened. It was only a matter of time. On the first day of my seventh week here in Australia, I went ahead and did it. I started a J-O-B! That's right! Finally. I have been on the job hunt for a long time and it finally came to fruition and I am so happy to feel purposeful again. I know that some of you thought that I was going to hop the next plane to the Outback and take a job there but I just couldn't do it. Sydney is a great city and I ultimately thought to myself, If I were at home and someone said, "Hey, do you want to go live at the Grand Canyon for six months?" I would say hell no! The new job seems like a good place that will allow for a lot of creativity and dealing with some unique people. I am excited. More details to come on that as I learn and do more on the job front. In other news, with all great adventures, things have to change and people leave. Every single one of the good ole' English kids that I have met have moved on. Whether it be back to the UK or up to Queensland, I am now by my lonesome without the constant sound of an accent that I have thoroughly enjoyed butchering. They have been great sports and the next time that I end up in the UK, I have tons of people to call up and not understand on the phone. Last night, a few of us went to the Sydney Tower. It is kind of like the Space Needle in Seattle or the CN Tower in Toronto. We went to the top and there are 360 degree views of the city and surrounding areas. It is so neat to see Sydney because it is surrounded by water and the harbour is amazing. Just to look out and take it all in is an event in itself. A great experience. I can not believe that I have been here for 7 weeks. My frame of mind is jaded because it seems like everything and nothing has happened all at the same time. It is weird to look around at my surroundings and the people that I have met and to think that 7 weeks ago, none of this existed in my world yet because of it, I am forever changed. A bit of deep thinking, I realize but noteworthy nonetheless. Well with that, it is only fitting that the initial group of people that I have met here have moved on because my life functions best in chapters and now, having started a new job, a new chapter has begun. Let's see where it leads me next!


(Me keeping English kids from falling out of the Sydney Tower.)

(You'd be surprised how popular I am in the UK!)

(5 Brits and a Yank!)

(Looking down from atop the Sydney Tower.)

12 comments:

Melanie said...

Congratulations, Edmund! I'm so happy you won't have to deal with any more strange "interviews" like the one you literally had to run away from. ;-)

Rachael said...

Yay!!! I'm happy to hear you finally found a j-o-b. :) No more crazy situations like that "interview" you posted about. I still crack up thinking about that but I'm sorry you had to actually experience it. I was reading your post before this one, I think, and came upon the comment by your former co-worker...the one about "setting your life up like dominoes". It really hit home reading it. I swear that is exactly how I am. I don't like to not have a plan or a goal or something that I am striving for...it's as if I feel like if I'm not on some sort of mission then I feel worthless. But that's not how life is supposed to be...and each post of your's that I read inspires me to make a change so that I can't set my life up like that anymore...

vaughnjovaughn said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the job maybe you are seeing that Australia is your home, where you belong. Hope its what makes you truly happy.

-- Deborah

Smidge said...

YIPPEEE for a job!

Kelly said...

Great News!! ;-) Congratulations on the job! I feel slightly cheated though, where are the proper song lyrics?

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