January 17, 2012


February 10, 2012


Ready for the end.

So I leave for home on Sunday and although I am sad, I am ready for the end (and my own freaking bed!). I miss my housemate Todd, my dog Cooper, my family, my friends, oddly enough working, and I miss Australia!

I have a few fun filled days before I head back, tonight I’m hitting the clubs, tomorrow is Disneyland (again after I was sick the first time and went home early), Saturday is Laguna Beach and Orange County, and Sunday I pack for my late flight to Fiji.

I am going to miss the people I’ve met on my trip. Daniel, Gabe, Josh, Michael, Tyler, Korey, Laurence, Simon, Jed, Kylie, Donnie, and everyone else! It’s just been so amazing. They have all made this trip so special to me. Thank you so much!

I have made so many precious memories, met friends for life, networked, danced, lived, and loved every second of it. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated of my last few days traveling!

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February 18, 2012


Landed (welcome home).

I have been home in Adelaide for 4 days now and it already feels like forever. After taking a life changing trip overseas you can’t help but come home to your sub par life and feel a little underwhelmed.

I was greeted with a welcome home by blistering heat, my two beautiful friends, my amazing housemate, the man in my life (my dog Cooper), and the sad reality that I am in fact jobless, essentially much less well off than when I left, and have a degree. So what does one do when confronted with the fact that returning home depression is going to overtake their life? They jazz up their resume, head out and find a job to keep them busy before it sets in!

I have already picked up a job, and have another interview tomorrow as you all who follow me on Twitter would know. I am fortunate enough to have an impressive resume that makes me employable, and thank god because I have no idea what I’d do otherwise.

And for all you who followed me on my travels, welcome back home to Adelaide. Here you will find out the extent to my life in a small city in South Australia. But don’t you all fret, I have plans, I just don’t know what they are yet.

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February 19, 2012


Trying to look pretty for a job interview with Saba. Wish me luck.

Trying to look pretty for a job interview with Saba. Wish me luck.

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February 29, 2012


It’s times like this where I just sit at home and reflect. What am I doing? Where am I going? Why am I wearing a Pikachu hat on my head? You know, the real heavy stuff.
Let’s see where this roller coaster of a life takes me next!

It’s times like this where I just sit at home and reflect. What am I doing? Where am I going? Why am I wearing a Pikachu hat on my head? You know, the real heavy stuff.

Let’s see where this roller coaster of a life takes me next!

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April 2, 2012


My 100th Instagram! Making myself look that little less homeless.
Follow me: @jakebley

My 100th Instagram! Making myself look that little less homeless.

Follow me: @jakebley

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May 6, 2012


Letter to a 15 year old me.

Dear 15 year old Jake,

I am writing to you today to warn you about a few things in life that may conveniently pop up, and to warn you about yourself. You need to know that although at times you may feel like it is all too much and that things are not fair, everything always turns out for the best. 

Don’t give up. Things get better. You are your own worst enemy. You criticise yourself too much. Smile, have fun and don’t let growing up bother you. Keep a balance between school, friends, fun and family because for the next couple of years they are all you have. You’ll be surprised about the quality of work you produce, just run with it because you are much more talented than you give yourself credit for. Also, please give your dog Cooper a little more attention as a puppy, he has developed separation anxiety in his old age and it’s getting exhausting.

There will be a time where that bitch from school will punch you in the head and it will hurt. Don’t worry, a close friend gets them back. Also, don’t drink too many raspberry or coconut flavoured vodka/rum drinks as your future tastebuds cannot stand them. You also get an A on that Marketing paper you thought you were going to fail in University.

You won’t be searching for your identity forever. It’s when you stop looking that you finally find it. Also, don’t worry, you don’t stay greasy and ugly for long. For the love of god please do not get those highlights and that side fringe. I still cringe about them today.

Learn to trust people quicker. It really does help you out later in life, I promise. Go with your gut instincts, they are almost always right. The whole gay thing really isn’t that big of a deal. No one cares that much about it. Your Mother is not surprised and your Dad supports you no matter what. Don’t let it consume you, you’ll find that being gay is a part of who you are, not everything you are.

You fall in love. Don’t let your insecurities and walls hold you back. Don’t make the mistakes I did. When your heart does get broken, and it will, you need to understand that this pain is something you need to feel. It hurts like hell, but it will grow you as a person and you pop out on the other side stronger than ever. And just don’t date that guy at the start of 2009, he is 100% not worth your time.

Love,

Jake.

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May 25, 2012


Fitness Update: 
You’ll all be proud of me! I’ve been keeping up my fitness routine and attempting to keep to a regular diet.
I’m far from where I want to be, but I’m feeling good and that’s the main thing!

Fitness Update:

You’ll all be proud of me! I’ve been keeping up my fitness routine and attempting to keep to a regular diet.

I’m far from where I want to be, but I’m feeling good and that’s the main thing!

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