Hello from down under! I just arrived in Sydney Australia. The trip was FANTASTIC- thank you Virgin Australia, Xanax and Ambien. I woke up, had breakfast on the plane, watched Shawshank Redemption, deplaned, went through security, picked up my luggage, and took the train to my hotel. I’m all checked in (the room doesn’t have a bathtub??!? What is going on with hotel rooms without bathtubs??).
I’m out of the country for 10 days. I’m in Sydney for 5 days visiting with Customers. Then off to Melbourne to visit with more Customers. In between these weeks, I will be spending the weekend in Melbourne, catching up with two close friends. I’m soooo looking forward to it.
I packed one carry on bag for the 10 days. I’ve attached a picture of all the clothing I brought with me for this 10 day trip. I’m super proud of myself for picking comfortable easy pieces that I can mix and match. I’ve been meaning to reduce my wardrobe, I can’t wait until I lose weight and I can get rid of it all EXCEPT for the cashmere. 🙂
I also sat next to this very cool girl on my way here. We are going to connect via email and the next time I’m in Sydney we are going to get together. She is 10 years my junior but very wise. She has lived a great life thus far… I will share her blog with you once I get the info. I don’t want to give away her name just in case she too writes under an assumed name.
It’s raining here. The locals tell me it’s about time – they haven’t had rain for a long time. I wanted to go to the beach, I’ve never been to a Sydney beach, but alas, it is a to-do for another day. So instead I went shopping. Really just browsing and people watching. I wanted to see what everyone is wearing, interact with the locals, etc.. I did purchase a coat, which I need for the week. It’s a casual business jacket.. I’ll wear it every day and beyond. Not cheap, but a good piece.
Now I’m in the Executive lounge having a glass of wine and posting this message. I’m super excited about being here, being on this adventure, this journey. I need this time away from my regular life to figure things out. I cannot believe that I’m 42, cash poor, living in a persons garage apartment… at 42 I’m starting over. Why do I do this to myself? And what do I need to do to define a right path and stay on it. I saw this book at the airport and I didn’t buy it – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1583335080 – I didn’t want to carry it and thought it would be available at the next airport.. it wasn’t. Now I must have it. Do I order it on Amazon and wait until I get home to read it? I feel like it would be such a great book for me to be reading NOW.
I’ll try to post every day – I know that I have a lot on my mind, it would be super helpful to have your support and guidance while on this journey!
I’m so glad you’re having a good time in Australia. As I think you know, I grew up there.
I plan to use my Air Miles to takes some comfortable if very looooong flights there this summer (winter, depending on here/there). It will be my last chance to see my mom I think. And I’ll take 3-4 weeks and catch up with old friends too (now more literally true than last time I spent any significant time there).
I’d like to have interviewed you for a blog post after the combination of Xanax and Ambien. I’m sure the responses would have been quite memorable.. 🙂