planting my feet firmly back into the Indian Ocean, at Fremantle :)
It's been over 2 weeks since the wheels of my plane touched down on Perth tarmac, and time has flown by since then.
At first fitting back in and feeling comfortable in Perth was a bit of A Thing, but now I feel very much at home. It's so nice to just be close to people, and be able to hop in the car and see someone I care about within 30 minutes.
I've started my final semester of uni, and I'm am seriously loving it. Experiencing a different kind of course in London definitely put some things in perspective and I'm more than ready to tackle my upcoming projects. I'm excited! I love my course. I'm aiming to get nothing less than a distinction for every unit. I feel more confident in myself now, and I think there's a little part of me that can achieve that (the marks, that is).
In many ways, I feel like nothing has changed since I left, and it's almost as if I never left at all. I got my old job back at the Chinese restaurant near my house. I made sure I'm not working Friday nights though, because I need those to go out and socialise/get my art on. I also purchased a hula-hoop, to keep with my goal of taking up the hobby on my return to Perth. I just really don't want my life to become stagnant. While I was in London/travelling, I always felt a sense of satisfaction because I was achieving a goal simply by being there/doing it. I think travelling also allowed me to feel that way because I was seeing new things everyday, going to new places. I could quantify my experiences by mentally keeping track of where I'd been and who I'd met. I love to feel like I'm making progress in any aspect of my life, and now that I'm back in one place for the forseeable future, I need to reevaluate how I measure something like that. Either way, I've really started feeling like I'm genuinely happy to be back in Perth. It's a beautiful place to live.
I'm really glad I kept this blog. I haven't gone back to look through all my old posts yet, but I'm sure that's coming. In some ways, London feels like a bit of a dream, slightly hard to recall. For those of you who have read and commented on my blogs consistantly - thankyou. It was always nice to feel like people cared about what I was up to.
Best of luck for all of your onward journeys, whatever they may be.