Being in Australia I’ve tried to keep an open mind, and not just drift through time and space like a tourist. I’ve been through a myriad experiences, here are a few things I’ve learned.
– It’s not about distance. You can be half way across the world and feel at home, and you can be in your house, and still look for home.
– I need to be more creative, in an industrious sense. I need to make stuff. To do otherwise would be a disgrace to my bloodline.
– You can teach yourself any language if you learn/speak every day.
– It takes energy to have fun. Being grumpy is free.
– Sometimes doing what you want is also doing what scares you.
– Creature comforts have their place, but no matter what you must lift heavy-ass weights.
– Hand-writing letters from abroad is far more satisfying than I would think.
– “We’re not supposed to be here” can be a great adventure-starting sentence.