sarahblack: (London)
Firstly - Happy birthday ├×orri! I'm so glad you've finally joined me in being 25 years old. It's weird when you're younger than me. ♥

It's good to be home. My gym! My clothes! My shoes! If I could give inanimate objects hugs I would be hugging these things. At the same time I find myself staring out the bus window, wondering if the last 7 months actually happened. I think it will take me a while to get used to the mundane.

Until I do get used to it, I have plenty to do! There's so much stuff. I don't know how people have time for jobs. I'm busy all day just dealing with stuff and going to the gym.

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Hopefully I will get a job soon, though. I'm not sure all this productivity will last if I'm unemployed for months.

Anyway, I wanted to write one last public post and sum up my ~feelings about my trip around the world. The feelings are kind of mixed. I'm ecstatic that the trip happened, but I'm sad about how out of shape I have become because of the trip. (I went to the gym to lift weights yesterday... All of my muscles are useless today. It hurts to think about moving.) I know you may think this is a silly thing to be pouting about, but it seriously feels like my favourite toy has been taken away. Happily, this problem is easy to fix. It will just take a few months to get back to where I was.

Okay, top five lists! (In no particular order.)

Top 5 Favourite Places... )

I think I learned a lot on the road. Mostly to trust myself - I am totally capable of organising and taking care of myself. I can find my way around an unfamiliar place and I can even figure out the public transport and how to get food. It's a great and empowering thing to learn.

I also learned that people are pretty much awesome and are usually willing to help you out if you run into trouble trying to accomplish the things I just mentioned. A big smile will help you get help.

People are the same wherever you go. There are superficial differences, but when it comes right down to it, we're all just trying to make a living and have some fun in the process.

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sarahblack: (Iceland)
I'm back in Iceland! I got back last night, but I didn't come online since I needed to sleep.

The journey went pretty well. It was long, but not as stupid as the journey from England to Australia. (I didn't have to spend the night freezing to death in the overly air conditioned airport in Abu Dhabi.) I did have to spend 8 hours in Heathrow, but that was fine. I had a book.

Right now I'm going to have a shower and enjoy a big glass of ice cold tap water. Oh, Icelandic tap water. How I have missed you.

Later on I'm going to visit my sister and my nephew and go DANCING. Yay!

sarahblack: (Glance)
I can't believe I'll be in Iceland in a few days. It's kind of surreal. Also I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand I am so excited to see my family and get back to my gym, but on the other hand... I don't have a job to go to. I don't really know what I'll do with myself with no job and no school to occupy my time.

Could someone just pay me to go to the gym and to the swimming pool? That would be optimal. Maybe I could trick rich people who are out of shape into paying me for going to the gym for them?

Anyway, Narrabri is becoming unbearably hot. It's not quite there yet, but I have a feeling that this is a good time to leave. I will miss my grandmother and Lindsay. Being at their house is always such a wonderful experience. Happily, I will see them in Iceland before too long.

Christmas this year is going to be an epic family celebration. All of my family members who live in Australia will be there! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Christmas is still more than a month away.

Icelandic friends! Maybe I will be seeing you soon? There must be some excuse to party coming up...

Depending on internet access, this might be my last post from Australia. So I guess I'll see you guys on the flip side. Ciao!

Iceland

Jul. 31st, 2012 05:00 pm
sarahblack: (Iceland)
It's so nice to be typing this on my own computer!

I'm in Iceland right now, but that's about to change this evening. I'm about to fly to Paris! And this time I won't be on my own. Thorri will be going with me. I can't believe I get to spend an entire week in Paris with him. It's such a dream come true after months of solo travel. ♥

The past few days in Iceland have been really nice. I've mainly been spending time with my family and Thorri, but I've also managed to make an appearance at one party, at a Christening, and at a couple of dance classes.

It's been wonderful to be able to play with my nephew, see my parents, my grandparents and my siblings, and just enjoy their company.

I was so happy to be able to see the girls at [livejournal.com profile] sigrundora's birthday party, and of course the birthday girl herself. I will have to remember to get her present to her when I come back to Iceland! I hadn't really finished unpacking it when I went to the party.

Being able to go to two dance classes was more than I had hoped I would be able to do, so I was ecstatic about that. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't know any of the steps and that I would just look ridiculous, but everything turned out wonderfully! It was so nice to catch up with my dance friends. ♥

I was really glad as well to be able to attend the Christening of my childhood friend's baby girl. I attended her wedding in January, and I would have been really sad to miss the Christening of her first child. Turns out she named her baby girl after herself. (It's kind of a tradition in her family. She's named after her mother, who is named after her mother!)

Anyway, I really need to run to the swimming pool right now. Next time I post I will probably be in France!

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