The 19th was to be the day that, after 4 days of difficulty, would bring the promise of better things to come - even if it didn't happen right away.
I woke up early in the morning, and just like days previous, dived on the internet in search of jobs. This time though, I decided to advertise my services as a freelance iOS and PHP developer on gumtree - a decision that would change my fortunes.
After spending another 3 hours trawling the internet for work, I decided to remind myself I was on holiday. I could look for work again the next day, but after the previous few rough days, I really needed a break and to enjoy myself for an afternoon. And so I headed out, with no particular direction in mind, just into the sunshine.
I followed a route similar to the one myself, Stu, Scott, Lauren and Jess had taken along the Southbank side of the river 2 weeks previous. I slowly paced down the river, before taking a seat at Streets beach and admiring the view across Brisbane. The sun was out and the skys were clear blue, and it was a beautiful warm day.
After spending almost an hour just sitting and relaxing, I decided to continue my adventure inside the CBD, again following the route the group had taken almost 2 weeks earlier. When I reached the botanical gardens, I decided to change direction though, this time following the river to Story bridge.
After reaching the bridge, the sun was starting to set and so I began to make my way back, but not before passing St Stephen's Cathedral (pictured). As I was admiring the Cathedral, my phone buzzed with the first really good news I had in 4 days - an emailed reply to my advert on gumtree.
A company in brisbane had seen my advert and asked me if I would like to apply to them on their website. I raced back to the hostel and filled out an application, hoping this might be the big break I needed. Finally, I headed to bed optomistic.