There’s something special about being able to share your thoughts with whoever may be reading, and in the digital world we live in there is really no better time to become a blogger. I’m a Journalism major with an emphasis in Communication and Public Relations at the University of Colorado Boulder and I’m studying abroad in Australia at the University of Wollongong. Although I haven’t kept a blog before, I have a feeling I am going to enjoy it.
This was me when I left LA at 9 p.m. I didn’t know what to expect with such a long flight. But I was entertained by the Kiwi flight attendant’s accent and the endless on-flight movies. Oh and the free morning mimosas weren’t bad either.
I woke up about a month ago in Sydney, Australia. I was told that after flying for 15 hours all I would want to do is sleep off the jet lag, but adrenaline and anticipation flooded my body and I was ready to start my adventure.
I came here alone with one suitcase and one goal in mind: to explore. I wanted to explore my independence, my studies and get to know a foreign land. It seemed like within a few days of arriving I had new friends and a new outlook on life– something people told me would happen, but I didn’t expect to find so quickly. So what was I going to do for the next four months? Well I filled my time these last four weeks with trips to Sydney, Bondi Beach, Manly, Melbourne, and of course Wollongong, a cute little town that is my home Tuesday through Thursday when I have classes. Yes, I only have classes three days a week. I can’t complain. I feel beyond lucky to be here and can’t wait to see where this adventure will take me.
This blog will be a compilation of my thoughts and experiences in the world down under as well as some fun posts for my International Media and Communication course.
I hope you enjoy.