I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again… 

Goodbye Melbourne! Although I have said my emotional farewells prematurely once before, this time it really is goodbye. For now at least. It is time to move on to our next adventure, and despite how sad I am to leave, it is okay. Change is a good thing, and I know that one day I will be back. I came to Australia to travel around as much as possible, try new things every day, and make friends from all around the world. I have seen a lot of what Victoria has to offer, so now I will head North and see what the East Coast of Australia has to offer me.

It has been the most perfect 3 months of my life, but if I have learnt one thing it is to leave whilst things are still good. It’s hard, but I would hate nothing more than to stay here and miss out on other opportunities, eventually resenting the place that sucked me in. I’ve been in a happy little content bubble but now the bubble has to burst.

It really has been unforgettable and I just want to take a moment to reflect back on some of the highlights.

I have met people from all walks of life, that I would never usually meet, and have, without a doubt, made friends for life. There has been very few dull moments and I am so appreciative to everyone who has made my time here so special. Whilst back in England I was feeling so fed and up and dissatisfied with my life, but I can honestly say I don’t even remember what that feels like. I did exactly what I needed to do, got up and left, and it has been every bit as wonderful as I had hoped.

I adore this picture so much, and although I’ve made deep connections with my friends here, I’m still free to quit my job, up and leave, and start a new adventure.

It’s been cooler than cool to hang out with the fantastic Gwen in her neck of the woods, and I know our paths will meet again soon. I have lived and breathed Melbourne and I am so thankful to it for giving me a best friend for life, Naomi. Now it is time for the two of us, plus Nicole, (who I have New Zealand to thank for meeting) to do what all backpackers do best; The East Coast.

Melbourne, you’ve been fab, but it’s time to get out of the city (via a 12 hour train ride…) and be a homeless backpacker again! ✌️



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