Hi, I’m Arielle. You can find out more about me under my “About Me” page but, I thought I would give a bit more depth behind Canadian Down Under posts.
Several months ago, I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. Well, I realized I was leaving my quarter-life and was now closer to 30 years old than 20 years old. With that, I was close to losing out on some opportunities that I have always wanted to take. For example, a working holiday visa in Australia. I first got this idea in my head part-way through university and then went on to let one of my fatal flaws take over the idea. I am prone to believing I always have more time to do things. This is super not true for many things. I realized that if I was ever going to do it, I had to do it now.
I explained all of this to my significant other and I told him that I just feel like if I don’t go this year, I will end up not going ever (Despite being only 28 years old and having until 30 years old. Life just felt too close to getting in the way for the last time). Fortunately for our relationship, he was up for the adventure. This led to several months of slow preparation, seriously, I always think I have more time. And one month of, “Oh shit, we leave soon!” rapid preparation. The fact that I will be living in Australia soon still has not sunk in. Quitting my jobs did not make it feel real, crushing my to-do lists did not make it feel real. It is almost too good to be true. I do not know when it will sink in. Maybe once we stumble through our first days in a jet lagged haze or maybe it never will.
Either way, we will be soon living in Australia.