Summer is unfortunately coming to an end here in Australia. The weather is cooling, university has started again, and cozy sweaters have filled store front windows. It feels a lot like autumn back home. Just without the change of color in the leaves or the pumpkin spiced lattes.
It’s bittersweet to feel summer slowly slip away. I’m already missing the heat, blazing sunshine and those intense tropical thunderstorms – and its not even over yet. But there is something about the start of a new season that inspires me and fills me with hope. Maybe it’s something to do with a forced change we all must go through, together, but separately. We all must let summer go and prepare for the (thankfully) mild winter.
I’ve been spending a lot of my time these days researching and applying for jobs that will hopefully lead to sponsorship. But landing a job that will sponsor is not easy. This is not an accident of course, if it were easy every Working Holidayer would stay and never leave Australia. But I embrace the challenge, the unpredictability of my life keeps me on my toes and makes things a little more exciting. It also drains and frustrates the hell out of me, but that’s all a part of the package. During the times when nothing seems to be working, and moving back to Canada feels like the only plausible option, I remind myself of the quote ‘anything worth having doesn’t come easy.’ Remembering this feels like a jolt of hard-hitting determination to keep me going.
This month’s quotes of inspiration follow no theme, or agenda. They’re just beautiful words woven together by other people out there who have felt the same sentiments as me, it’s like they took the words right out of my mouth.
Happy first day of March!