I have been putting this blog post off for a while now. All the promises I made to myself to start a blog in Sydney, went to waste so far. However, what a better day to do my first blog post on my 1 month anniversary in Sydney. Officially Friday and officially the end of the summer. When I look through the window there’s no doubt. I hope I am wrong, just for a little while at least.
It is hard to believe that it’s been a month already. Time flies by so quickly indeed, never noticed that before. What an amazing month it has been, I think there is no better way to explore new culture, city and country than on a Study Exchange whilst at the university. It’s like you are whisked off to this carefree world of fun and excitement with a little bit of studying involved. I am yet to comment on that, as my first week at the University has just finished and I really enjoyed all my subjects so I really do hope it stays that way. I will definitely will write about my studying experiences as well as all the fun I am having here in Sydney.
To be honest, I haven’t stopped for the past month. Living in student halls means you will never run out of things to do or people to hang out with. Most importantly, you meet some amazing people from all over the world, with different backgrounds, cultures and languages. It definitely opened up my eyes to the world we live in and how varied are the places each of us come from. All the new experiences that you share with new friends are new to them as well as yourself, making it even more special and exciting. Wether it be first visit to the Bondi Beach or Manly Beach where I finally managed to conquer my fear of heights and jump off a cliff named ‘jump rock’. I’m not saying it was easy or that I just got up and did it, it took some time. I may share a video some time soon.
There’s more to be explored. I am yet to come to terms with vastness of this amazing country. So many things to do just take your pick and I am giving in. Have great trips planned around Sydney and outside New South Wales. It is scary that it has been a month already. I know that there are 5 more months left, but I am also afraid that they will go just as fast as the first month did if not faster. But as my new american friend, or shall I say ‘NewYorker’ Rosalie said, “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” That is what I am doing and promise to make the most of this amazing opportunity that we have surrounded by wonderful people I meet everyday.