Well, I did have a job, and it was all going swimmingly, aaaaand now I'm unemployed :( Basically the place was going downhill, so it was sold to investors and they turned around and decided to shut it down and turn it into apartments! So this is our last week of work and we stop trade on Sunday, which is a bit of a shock! I absolutely loved it there, for me it's always the people that make the place and I absolutely love the friends I made! It's a shame it's over but I've had the experience and now can just look for another job. Have a look at the news coverage it got!
We had a staff drinks night planned for Monday, and it ended up as a massive farewell drinks night and it was so amazing! I couldn't believe I was on the other side of the world partying with such lovely people- it's amazing how much I've managed to get done alone on the other side of the world. I finally got to play the grand piano in the restaurant- I always wanted to but there were always people around- so I spend ages sat with Marc trying to hear it over everyone partying upstairs! Getting into bed at 5am and hearing the birds singing and watching it get light outside was pretty awesome, had I not been so tired I would have gone out to watch the sunrise! I'm definitely going to keep in touch with all my new friends from work, and I hope to meet more amazing people in the next job I get (which I'd better get pretty soon considering pretty much every shop & cafe in Mordialloc now has 12 copies of my CV...). When one door closes, another one opens!
On a more positive note, I get to see Sir David Attenborough this Saturday! I'm sosososo excited and I don't know how I'm going to take work seriously after seeing my favourite person ever in person. This gap year is a pretty cool thing so far ;) Some days I spend time lying on the sofa or just walk the dogs around a park, and some days I go and do crazy things like walk for 2 hours across Melbourne on my own in the baking heat and sun just to get to a nice cafe in Abbotsford Convent... but that's cool, because that's what I want to do. We went to World Vegan Day on Sunday (which was ironically held in the Melbourne show grounds...) and tried the most amazing food (and drank sugar cane juice?!), got free stickers and signed lots of petitions! I love the Aussie way of life, although I appear strange to pretty much everyone I meet because I don't swear excessively or drink alcohol- I get the feeling by the end of my time here that will have changed!
I'm missing some things about home, but things are still too exciting for me to be upset about it. I think if I just sat around and did nothing then I'd get homesick, but I'm doing so many cool things and meeting so many amazing people that I don't think about it. My plan is to keep going and keep myself so busy with things that I don't have to think about everything at home. I do miss my dog though!
Peace out xoxo