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Goodbye Australia

I have one more day here in Australia. It is unreal that I am here, let alone that I am leaving in a day. I am so excited to go home to see all my friends and family, but I think that I am going to miss it here too. I think about all the things I have learned, the people I have met and the adventure I have endured. Five months have gone by so fast!

On my last day in Australia I got to surf!!! This was so much fun! I got together with Rebecca and Kylee, (Rob’s daughters, who I’m staying with in New Zealand) and we went to Burleigh Heads. We had some lunch and then jumped into the ocean! Surfing is very difficult for the untrained! It was so hard to keep motivated to keep paddling when the waves just kept pushing me further and further back. I definitely need to be in better shape to give surfing a real chance! My time in the water was kinda short due to my lack of ability, but that didn’t mean that our time together was cut short. After the beach we went to a costume shop! Rebecca’s daughter Navie is turning 3 and they are having an ocean character themed party. Rebecca and Kylee wanted to have some fun themselves and dress up too. They played mermaid dress up to find the right costume! Once the right costumes were found, we said our goodbyes and it was back to the village for me.

My last night in the village was a weird one, as in my emotions. I did not want to pack or clean my apartment, but I didn’t want to just sit around with friends thinking about leaving one another. After cleaning and packing I said goodbye to my friends and hit the sheets.

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