Archive for June, 2010

Returning Home

My last four weeks in Melbourne have been completely consumed by Working, Studying, and Planning Travel. I have so much to do before I leave, yet it seems like there is no time left. In seven days I will no longer be living in Melbourne. I wish I had planned more time between the end of finals and starting travel/leaving Melbourne. Of course there were factors that went into making a quick turn around, but given the choice, I would of spent at least an extra seven days in Melbourne after my last exam to just catch up with everyone before leaving. It would also be much less stressful with packing and travel planning.

As small and awkward as my room is, I have come to love it. Even though I had house mates, it was the first room (not in my house) that I lived in alone. I keep trying to look around and soak in as much of what I can in the time I have left. I ask myself, “when this is all over and I look back is there anything I will wish I’d done different?”. Right now, this is a hard question to answer; hindsight is 20/20.

One thing is for sure, I am very happy that I kept a journal. I wish I’d kept it more up to date in the later months. As time went, I put less time into writing, but when I thought of it, even if I was dead tired and about to fall asleep I would get up and write. Even if it is just a few sentences you’ll be much happier than if you hadn’t written at all. I wish I had thought to write more often; even for little things like good days at pole vault practice or fun times with friends.

Lessons Learned:

Give yourself time between exams and returning home/traveling

Keep a journal and write in it as often as possible (daily or at least weekly)


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