2012 was a hell of a year. I celebrated the new year in Sydney, glad to shake off the uneasy feelings I had had in December after moving so far away.
In January I celebrated finally starting to work again in the city, so relieved to be getting an income again!
In February I celebrated Valentines Day, single, doing a yoga class at one of my favorite places in the world, Bondi beach.
In March, I showed my sister around my new life. We went to Cairns and dove the Great Barrier Reef. We went skydiving in Byron Bay (most expensive and short lived experience of my life, but so worth it). We celebrated my 23rd birthday drinking ciders at Bronte. It was such a good month!
In April, I don’t remember anything! Must have been an uneventful month!
In May, I saw Vivid Sydney! One of the coolest things in Sydney, in my opinion!
In June, I got a new job! I started nannying for an amazing family, and a few weeks later they took me on holiday with them to Port Douglas. Got to be up close and feed kangaroos for the first time!
In July, I went on a tour to the Blue Mountains. So cold, but beautiful.
In August, I went to Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and the Barossa Valley, in South Australia. My first real solo “vacation.”
In September, another uneventful month (if I didn’t take pictures, its likely I won’t remember what happened!)
In October, I flew up to the Gold Coast for a weekend. It was a really tough trip, but I am glad I went. I went whale watching which was amazing!
In November, I started to get really sad about having to leave Australia. I had my mom’s trip to look forward to, though. My mom came at the end of November. We spent a few days in Melbourne, drove the Great Ocean Road, then spent the last few days in Sydney, and went on a tour of the Hunter Valley. So incredibly bittersweet.
In December, I left Sydney. Didn’t head back to Florida quite yet though! Spent an incredible 5 days in Fiji, on a few different Islands in the Yasawa’s. One of the best trips I’ve been on. Finished off the month split between Florida and Chicago, and now here we are. 2013!