Friday, March 13, 2009
"...sometimes it seems, we'll touch that dream, but things come slow or not at all..."
Every single morning, I wake up and the same thought is in my head, "I can't wait to take a nap!" Am I an eternal 4 year old who longs for his precious nap after snack time or am I my 89 year old Great-Grandfather who nods off while talking to you? Either way, naps make me happy and you needed to know that. I have to tell you, now that I have a job and a somewhat regular routine, I find myself getting caught in moments where I can't fathom that I am actually here. I really did say that I would come here and I did it. As lame as this may sound, it really proves that if you want to do something, you can do it. I am a firm believer that "sacrifice makes opportunity" and by that, I mean that there were several times in Atlanta when I could have done something besides work all the time but I always knew that I wanted to come and try living in Australia. So, I sacrificed certain things in order to gain a bigger reward for myself. I have come here and not had to use one dime of someone else's money and there is a great satisfaction in that. To know that I have done it on my own terms is great. While it may not be easy all of the time, it makes it satisfying on a different level than someone else who would have been handed this opportunity. With all of that said, today was a small wonder. I rode in a car today and for most of you, that isn't a big deal but for me, being "Mr. Public Transportation" for the last two months, it was an event. I rode with my co-workers to a meeting for work and we had to cross over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which will never cease to amaze me, and we were doing so on the opposite side of the street. Riding in the car did make me miss my car, which is named Gertrude, and she is currently in her sunny, retirement village in Florida. For Easter, I am currently making plans to visit another Aussie city. We have a four day weekend here, so I want to make the best of it!