It was cold today. I woke up and went to a nearby cafe and ordered a delicious coffee and a piece of toast with peanut butter.
While I sat in the cafe, I met a young blonde girl sitting across from me. She was Danish and just finished her year in Australia as an aupair. She told me she loved being an Aupair and recommended I do it. I told her I’m not good with children, she laughed and shrugged. We exchanged a few more words and then she left in a hurry to do the climb along the Sydney Harbor Bridge, her Aupair family bought it for her.
On her way out of the door she turned back to me and said, “you will love Australia, you won’t want to leave!” and walked out. I smiled, took a sip of my coffee and envisioned myself in 12 months. I then did a boat tour around Sydney harbor and the notorious opera house. We had a BBQ on the boat in the middle of a small inlet and our guide blared the song “I can’t feel my face” by the Weekend and I smiled, taking it all in. It was great. On our way back to shore we saw dolphins everywhere. They swam under the boat and we all watched them as they made their way under.
I made friends with a 27 year old biochemistry grad who was passionate about rugby. She told me she wants to move to Brisbane next week. I made small talk with others who were far younger than me and they told me how they just graduated high school and didn’t know what they wanted to do with their lives. I nodded in agreement, even though I graduated high school almost 10 years ago.