After welcoming 2018 underneath an array of incredible fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge, we then travelled to Melbourne, completed The Great Ocean Road, explored New South Wales’ Blue Mountains and fell in love with Byron Bay. It has been a busy old month, and a month I will never forget. There has been more to it though, I’ve set goals that I’ve achieved before the month was over, I’ve discovered new passions and I have met some of the most incredible people.
I’ve heard of Australia Day before, but I admit I had no idea what the day was actually about. However, due to how brilliant the Aussie’s are, and any excuse for a drink, right? I’ve been pretty excited about this day for quite a few weeks. It’s been interesting talking to locals about how they celebrate Australia Day, as everybody does something different. Some families choose to have the traditional ‘lamb shank’ dinner, others head to the beach with their whole family, swimming in the sea and listening to music, whilst many Australia’s opt for a traditional Aussie barbecue on the beach or at home – it has to be shrimps, of course.
As I write this, it’s the afternoon of my first Australia Day and I’m so excited – I’ve been looking forward to today from the moment I arrived in the lovely Aus, we’ve already had ‘heaps’ of fun – I mean, we ate watermelon on the beach, and during the evening we made a salad, had a few drinks and watch the tennis – perfect. Anyhoo, over the weekend I was tagged in the ‘five things about me tag’ by the lovely Nicole (check out her Vlogs – they’re great), and considering I share a lot of my adventures and thoughts on here, I figured it would be pretty cool if I wrote them down as a post.
Starting a blog post is a challenge in itself. I have dozens of headlines jotted down within the notes of my phone, ready to be inspired at any moment – or should I say, hoping to be inspired sooner rather than later, and the majority of the time, it never happens. I have so many empty pages of unwritten sentences all over the place, gone to waste and they are more than likely never going to be finished.
Instagram, I remember when the app first became a thing – I was in High School, and I loved the idea of adding shitty filters to my already embarrassing photos taken on my smartphone. I would, like everyone else, add the terrible black border around every post, share over three different pictures a day, and the idea of having a theme to my pictures wasn’t even a thing. It was a new social media craze that allowed us to post our memories and share them with our family and friends.