Yesterday, February 28, 2023 by 3 pm, I was certified as a true blue Aussie per my Aussie friends. 7 years + 2 and half months, I became an Australian citizen. I […]
Always Was, Always Will Be
While my Australian citizenship has been approved, I am awaiting my citizenship ceremony to make it official. So, I am calling this my 3rd Australia Day as a permanent resident and my […]
Australia Day Reflection
This January 26th is my 6th Australia Day, but it’s the first one where I have celebrated it. There wasn’t a reason I didn’t celebrate the others, but to me, it was […]
You’re Never Wasting Time Finding the Right Way Home
On September 3, 2020 at 9:21am I received the phone call I had been dreaming about for over 8 years. Your permanent resident visa has been granted. GRANTED. I was officially in […]
Feels Like Home
I’ve been in Australia since 13-November 2015 and chasing that Australia dream since my feet hit the ground. Half of the first year, I had a place to stay, in the basement of […]
The Girl Who Waited
Those fans of Doctor Who will get the “the girl who waited” reference and those don’t watch Doctor Who probably don’t care about the reference. I honestly battled with the title because […]
LIVING MY LIFE LIKE A SONG
As 2015 kicks off, I have one target that has consumed me since January 3, 2012: Australia (and if I’m completely honest, it was even prior to that date, but that was the date of my flight back to the US from my 3 weeks in Australia.) While I was on the flight back to the US, my friend Heather said that I seemed sad, and sad was not even close to describing what I was feeling.
I felt like I was leaving home.
There are places that feel like home the moment you step foot in them and I had never understood that until the moment I landed in Key West circa 2000
Fuck Everything & Become a Pirate
This picture is how I feel about life in general right now.
FUCK EVERYTHING AND BECOME A PIRATE.
That was on the back of a menu at a fabulous bar/restaurant in Bondi in Australia and I for the life of me cannot remember the name of the bar/restaurant but I also took the other photo below there too because 1) the served Sailor Jerry Rum 2) who doesn’t like tequila when they’re getting their festive on and 3) it says Merry Fuckin Christmas.
The only way that message would have been topped was if it had said: Merry Fuckin Christmas Y’all.