How many times have I felt this now?
That mixed emotion of the uncontainable excitement of something new and the crushing loneliness of leaving something so dear.
Waking up at 5am to the stars still shining bright overhead in 5 degree Celsius cold. Now that’s a first.
Leaving Green Island
It hasn’t fully hit me yet. I can feel it gradually creeping up. I think once I leave Cairns I will look back and I might wrap my head around it.
Happy birthday, Jose.
Wish I could be celebrating alongside. Cheers to another year bro!
400g Prime Rib and a Johnnie Walker Blue neat. Courtesy of a department dinner. Maybe one day I’ll be able to afford this for myself. Until then, I will remember that taste of Scotch.
Finally got to see my star sign. Awesome.
One more month on Green Island.
It’s going to be over before I know it. Slightly nervous and extremely excited about the possibilities ahead. I will miss this island so much though, trying to take it all in as much as I can. Even when there are winds of 45 knots blasting through.
It feels awesome to take a vacation.
Even when my whole life right now is kind of a vacation. Much needed family time in Australia. Missing the brother a lot though!
An update. I’m happy. Actually, that isn’t the proper phrase to capture my current status. It’s more fitting to say that I’ve gotten the hang of enjoying my life as I live it. I appreciate the present. The ups and downs of the now are all taken in with appreciation. As much as I have enjoyed my past year in Boston and my past few months traveling bits of America and Australia, I was always...
Mini cyclone keeping the island shut down. This shit is crazy!