Submitted by Spring Global Ambassador, Meg, Gold Coast Australia
I’ve been home from Australia for exactly two weeks now. It still blows my mind that I’m actually in America. I can afford to eat more than oats and lettuce here, which is nice.
This is where I begin a new chapter in my life. Living in Australia, I learned that you need to take one day at a time. I used to worry about what would happen when I got home, or what people think. In Australia, I felt like a new person. At home, I would never go to an event by myself. In Australia, I didn’t care. I always thought people would judge me if I’d show up alone. In Australia, I went to so many events by myself. I also rarely wore makeup. I didn’t spend hours getting ready. I also didn’t care that I only had a suitcase of clothes to pick from. I always had something to wear. It’s a waste of time to worry about where you will be in 2 weeks. If you worry about where you will be then, you’ll be missing out on what’s in front of you at this very moment. It’s the little things in life that matter most.
I also learned that I don’t need to plan so far ahead. I’m perfectly okay with getting on a plane and doing my own thing. I’m okay with not booking a place to stay or things to do when I arrive. I’m so much more adventurous now.