As a kid i grew up watching Skippy every Sunday morning, But it wasn’t until i was 16 years old that i had met my very first Australian buddy, he told me about this magical part of the world he came from and i was intrigued to say the least, It seemed to me like a wonderful country with kangaroos jumping around everywhere, beaches all over, friendly people, beautiful weather… I was dreaming about it for months, until that one day i e-mailed my buddy who by that time was already back in Oz asking him if i would go to visit Australia which part would he recommend me to check out first, the next day he had already replied, with a long email full with ‘Australia things’ he told me he came from Perth in Western Australia, and that maybe Perth could be a great idea to start exploring oz.
I googled all the placed he had told me to go to when i was there and i got so fascinated that i booked a ticket to Perth straight away, I didn’t even book a return ticket yet.
I don’t know how or why but i knew Australia would be an eye-opener for me, i was at a rough place in my life when i decided to email my aussie buddy who advised me that a trip to oz might make me feel better, and he was right.
My trip to Perth was amazing, i had the best time of my life there. I remember not wanting to go back home after 3 weeks. I felt like i belonged there, i could see myself living there forever.
I went to have long strolls on the beach, i met kangaroos, i met koalas, i met a lot of insect (i wasn’t planning to meet tbh) And i met so many super friendly locals, i felt like i had finally found my place, my happy place, even though Perth is small, it didn’t matter to me, i felt like i was finally home. I felt myself slowly falling in love with the country.
When it was time to say goodbye, i could feel the tears rolling down my eyes, i was crying like a baby for 4 hours straight, and i couldn’t understand why, why do i have so much feelings for this place? 3 years and many trips to Australia later i still haven’t figured it out.. My love for Australia is like any other great love, it hits you, it leaves you guessing, it can make you cry, but it can also make you the happiest person in the world, so many people look for that big love, that one person that would mean so much to you, that person that changes you, that upsets the way you were living your life before you met them, that person you crave for. That one person that loves you in the exact same way.
With every trip i’ve made after Australia i would always find myself longing to go back to Perth as quickly as possible.
That country to me means pure love….And i’m a hopeless romantic.
‘Why would you go to Australia my friends asked me? ‘What do you hope to find there?’—I don’t know i said, i don’t know what it will be i will find there but i know i will find something that will make me me again.
I know that to me Australia will be everything i could ask for and more, i know that this country is not just going to be a country to me, it’s a way of life.
I know that when i come back i won’t be the same person that i used to be anymore
In Australia i’ve learned that life doesn’t always have to be what we think it should be,
In Australia they’ve taught me that life is so much more than what we think in Europe living is, life is enjoying every moment, whether that is with your family or your lover, or your pet. Life is something you share with one another, in life you cannot be selfish, you have to give love to receive love.
Australia and it’s locals have taught me to enjoy the little things in life, to be grateful for every moment we have on this earth, to not be to blinded by what you do not have that you don’t see what you do have.
life itself has taught me many things about how life should be, Australia has taught me how life could be, if you let it.
It made me see clearly about what i want in life, it made me appreciate all the little things again such as smiling to strangers, saying hello’s more often, saying thank you’s more often, asking strangers how their day has been so far, wishing strangers a great day.
Europe is lovely and great but sometimes we forget that kindness is free, and our vision gets blurred by the everyday stuff that we forget to smile when something beautiful happens, or when a random acts of kindness happens.
And when that happens, when your vision gets blurred by all of the everyday situations we have to reboot ourselves, as humans do, we have to look for a place that’ll make us very happy, spend as long as you need there, reboot your mind body and soul, and come back feeling reborn.
When i returned to Paris (my 2nd biggest love of my life), i felt myself being changed in my way of thinking, i started to think more positive about everything again, i found myself seeing glasses half full instead half empty. I was in the best vibe i had ever been in, i was happy all the time, i laughed for no reason,…
That’s the thing with falling in love when it hits you it really hits you, there’s no escaping from it. I know people that are scared to fall in love, or to be loved even, they are scared of letting that one person down, or that the other person might hurt them. But there is nothing safe or secure enough to hide you from love. It will pop up when you least expect it, it might be someone you already knew, or someone you never thought you could fall for, but you will.
Love is the key to everything that is and always will be here, without love there wouldn’t be people starting having children, there wouldn’t be families that love each other, life would be empty without love, and human beings are not made for such emptiness.
“Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely sense of security.” – Bruce Chatwin
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller