January 13, 2012


Concrete Jungle

Flying in to JFK was something else. The lights just seemed to go on forever, luminous and hypnotising. NYC really is the big apple. I’m staying here for a couple nights with my friend Sophie and her friend Luke in an apartment in Manhattan. They don’t really have the room and have other people staying as they have rented the space for 2 weeks. I’ll be looking on to stay at a hostel for the rest if the week coming up.

Last night was great. We went to a club called Electric Room, because apparently that’s the place to go. A group of us went out, once we hit the door the lady was like “If you’re not on the list we can’t let you in”. But after a 30 second conversation she decided that we had “good ratios” and let us in. Drinks were redic expensive, but it was almost worth it.

Today I just spent the day wandering around. Headed to Brooklyn, had brunch at Five Leaves cafe, went in to a few stores, visited the apple store of 5th and just soaked it all in. It really is an amazing city.

The people in NYC aren’t as abrupt as I expected. Everyone has been super nice so far and getting around has been fine. If you’re in NYC and spot a dazed Aussie, that’s me! Come say hi!

Sorry this post is somewhat boring, I’m so tired and it’s all just too much! Haha. I’ll be trying to record and upload a vlog soon, and I’ll try to be a little more colourful than this drab post. Thank you so much to all my followers who have given me advice on what to do during my week in NYC. You have been great! I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated and in the loop with what I’m doing.

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January 15, 2012


A warm welcoming

New York City is a place of high hopes. They say there’s nothing you really can’t do. Walking next to the cloud dwelling buildings you begin to wonder about people’s expectations of the city really are. Does it in fact deliver hopes and dreams? Or is it just a concrete jungle of false promises?

NYC is the kind of large city I would usually be unwilling to live in. The busy streets, inflated prices, loud cabs, loud people, loud everything. But you know what? I could call this place a home some day. Would I need to work week to week as a bartender? Probably. Would my dream career in whatever I choose take off? Probably not. But there’s something about a city like this that has a soul. It has so much to tell you. Sure, it sold half of its soul to the devil, but there’s still something lingering around.

New York is world class. I’m loving my stay here so far even though I’m ashamed to say I haven’t really done much but wander the streets. Time to get my tourist hat on and see the sights. Keep it real kids.

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I spent the good part of a year believing that I was the one who would be forgotten and who never really was good enough. Fast forward to now and that thought could not be any further from reality. I look back and think about how crippled I was by my emotions. Now I am the one that got away.

This trip is something that I needed to do. I’ve grown so much from it, and I still have 4 weeks to go! Here’s to rising above.

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January 17, 2012


January 18, 2012


Times Square was perfect! Even though it was absolutely freezing!

Times Square was perfect! Even though it was absolutely freezing!

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Central park was just amazing. It’s mind blowing to think that in the middle of this huge city that there is this beautiful park that seems to go on forever.

The buildings in the sky line just made my day walking around central park magical.

Central park was just amazing. It’s mind blowing to think that in the middle of this huge city that there is this beautiful park that seems to go on forever.

The buildings in the sky line just made my day walking around central park magical.

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I’ve also spent a day at The Met (this was taken right outside). I saw Picasso paintings, Michael Angelo statues and much more. They were simply amazing. I never thought I would be in a position to ever see such world class pieces of work for myself.

I’ve also spent a day at The Met (this was taken right outside). I saw Picasso paintings, Michael Angelo statues and much more. They were simply amazing. I never thought I would be in a position to ever see such world class pieces of work for myself.

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The Journey

This blog post is brought to you by free WiFi at starbucks… Because I don’t have any at my NYC apartment, making blogging quite difficult. So sorry if my picture posts have been quite lame, I’ve been stealing them from mine and my friends’ personal Facebook pages and posting from my phone.

It’s a rainy day here in New York. I received messages from friends back home this morning that made me really miss them. I also received messages from people who can really put a damper on my American festivities. Walking these rainy streets made me realise something, I’m better, I’m done, I’m fixed. I can walk around and feel free. My emotions are not tied up anywhere, and after so long of feeling bound, freedom is the best feeling ever.

So here I am, strutting around the busy streets listening to Kelly Rowland (“Lay it on me” is my jam at the moment) without a true care in the world. I want to live my life like this. I want to live free and happy. I suppose that’s what we all want.

I suppose you could say my life has been a somewhat roller coaster the past year or so. In fact, my life has been probably the most interesting since starting this blog. Keep watching this space though because I don’t feel like I’ve reached my peak yet. I’m just beginning.

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January 19, 2012


Shopping at Zara 5th Ave. Do we like this shirt?

EDIT: I bought the shirt after twirling around in the change room for 10 minutes #nohomo

Shopping at Zara 5th Ave. Do we like this shirt?

EDIT: I bought the shirt after twirling around in the change room for 10 minutes #nohomo

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January 20, 2012


January 21, 2012


My first time ever on a frozen pond. I was freaking out with excitement! Hello Boston!

My first time ever on a frozen pond. I was freaking out with excitement! Hello Boston!

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