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I am a girl/woman/human who has random thoughts. Sometimes you can find me here rambling, other times i might have useful stuff to say. For the most part, my friends and family can see what I might be up to in the days events. Or, for sake of sakes, its all made up... only i know.. and MAYBE a select few of you! Either way~ I am an American living in Australia. Oh, and any photo you see on this blog IS NOT FOR YOUR USE. If I have taken the photo myself or have permission to use it, YOU CAN NOT USE IT FOR YOURSELF. So be warned... and just dont use my damn photos.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

8 years ago

I moved here 8 years ago... with 6 suitcases to my name. Its strange how time goes...Somedays it seems like only a few years ago, and then other days it seems that the time is really draggin on and on.... (of course, I am trying to get residency so I pretty much know this timeline of 8 years thru each minute).

Strange tho... 8 years ago, I moved to another country to start a different life...

8 years ago, I moved from friends and family... thanks to all of those who have put in some effort... and to those who havent, well, you prob dont know much on the updates of my life now anyway.

Ive made some fantastic friends here.. and I have been able to know who is really my friends back home. Those that hang on with you, think of you, and put that extra bit of effort in (hopefully they think I do the same) those friendships are the ones worth keeping.

8 years ago... wow... mind numbing. Its weird to put your life in a time-frame of 8 years. I mean, 5 years, 10 years, all those segments seem to always get done.. but 8, I dont know, but I do know that for today, life is good.

And... Im thankful for all of you as you were not here with me 8 years ago... but you are today.


Anonymous said...

I can only imagine how hard it was to up and leave your home for another country that is so far away.Must've been quite a culture shock. And of course, one has to take into account that the Sunshine Coast, and indeed the whole of Qld according to my observations, is quite different to say living in an Australian city. it has it's interesting little quirks and traits one has to endure.

Call me selfish, but thank goodness you made that decision 8 years ago - I couldn't imagine my life without our "coffee/chat/philosophical" sessions!
We would be proud to count you among our citizens -here's hoping the Govt agrees!

Anonymous said...

The U.S. loss, Australia gain! So glad you're here!

GooChick said...

Congratualtions on such a monumental move and life change! Usually we are so busy living life that we sometiems forget to look back at our accomplishments. Cheers to your future!