One Quarter

It has been three whole months since I arrived in Sydney to start a new life. Those three months seemed both so long and so short, an oxymoronic sort. How have I spent that quarter so far?

New friends, new job, new life. I’m also proud to say that I’ve lost weight since I’ve arrived. I’ve signed up for gym. I cook yummy food. I have setup my little room and made it my little home. I’ve bought flat-pack shelves and assembled them myself, and they now serve as my wardrobe drawers. I’ve picked out beddings to my liking. I bought a guitar and have learned a number of new songs. I’m rewatching my favorite series on Netflix during freetime. I’ve gone to national parks and beaches. I’ve had brunches, barbys, dinners, and drinks with friends both old and new. I enjoy good coffee every single day. 

Would you believe, I haven’t eaten fastfood since I arrived? Never gone for McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Oporto, etc. etc. There’s a lot of other choices for food, and I could also prepare my own. Also, never had Starbucks coffee, cos coffee everywhere else is great.

I work in the city during the weekdays and take the train everyday. I’ve also taken the train to some suburbs to visit some friends. I walk to church on Sundays. I take the bus to get around our area. I’ve also started driving. 

And if you were wondering, I don’t really feel homesick. Perhaps it helps that I have my brother around. I also get to videocall with the family back home. I am updated with what they do. Also, perhaps I’ve gotten used to being by myself since I’ve spent weekdays in the condo away from home and just went home on weekends for a year before I left the country. My good friends are reachable online if I need them. And I feel generally emotionally independent, I’m ok just being by myself. 

What else? Perhaps, there are a number of things that I’m still working on, and other things I continue praying for. But I feel that everything will turn out well. 

Maybe I’ll give another update at six months. 🙂

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