As opposed to the ideas I had throughout the last couple of months, I decided that this year, I'm not going to sit in a class room at uni.
My study would start today, if I would have decided to study - but here I am, at home, sitting behind my laptop.
The last couple of weeks I felt a strong feeling that I did not want to spend yet another year with my nose in my school books - I wanted to do something else, something adventurous.
Then, a friend of mine told me he'd leave to Australia for a couple of months - he did not finish high school, has no diploma so he cannot study until he's 21. He asked me to go along with him, which I, in the first place thought was just a joke, and did not think about it really - after all, I was going to study yet another year.
He kept pushing me to go with him, kept asking if I'd come along, no longer it felt like a joke. It became a serious thought in my head - should I go or not?
A month passed, and the dilemma of choosing between my study and Australia was still roaring through my head. Another two weeks passed, and I still had not decided, while school was coming up in a week and a half.
Every time I heard the words college, uni, school or anything alike my stomach twisted, somewhere I knew I really did not want to go back to uni.
Then, while driving me to work, my dad asked me whether or not I was looking forward to going back to uni. I replied with "Yeah, I guess..". He was very direct with the question he asked me after the first. "You're looking much more forward to going to Australia, aren't you?".
I knew he was right, but there were still things I was afraid to lose upon leaving to Australia. I got my own house (which I share with two people, do not think I'm super rich or anything, I ain't) that is over an hour away from the city my mom and dad live in. It'd take over three rides back and forth to get all my stuff out of my dorm there, and I wasn't sure my parents would have the time to get my stuff back - or even feel like getting it for my in the first place.
He told me that both my mom and he would, even though separated, help me in every way possible. Support me in every way possible.
Last Wednesday I made the decision. I'm not going back to school this year. I'm not going to study this year. I'm going to Australia.
I have been working more than 40 hours per week, every week since the beginning of the summer holidays. I will keep this up for another couple of months until I'm sure I can afford going to Australia. This does mean that I won't be as active as I used to be before the holidays, and I hope you guys understand.
If this means you guys have to take away my mod status and give it to someone else who is much more active, feel free to do so, do what you guys believe is best for the sake of the forums.
But yeah, our little Dutch creativity-driven nut sack is leaving to Australia in a couple of months..
(also, I tried writing this as exciting as possible, did it work out? :P)
(also, I have no absolute plans as of yet - directed by the wind, we'll see where we end up)
In about three months time, I will be leaving to Australia for a couple of months.
wow man, that sounds awesome. i'm too lazy to even consider such an adventure though.
i really do hope you enjoy yourself over there. you're going there right in the middle of summer though, so i guess it's gonna be really hot in there. hope you like that. enjoy the scenery, the fauna, etc, and don't forget to bring me a platypus! (alternately, a numbat would be cool too)
This caught MY attention
Wise decision to take the year from the books
It'll be Spring come Summer, meaning you'll have humid mornings (enough to feel like morning-afternoon), mild to very hot afternoons, and a cool evening.
I strongly suspect that you'll inevitably be touring around all the states and territories, or at least the major capitals
When you arrive in Adelaide, SA, you HAVE to phone me up and tell me your location! :D
So, are you actually going to spend the year here, or just a few weeks/months?
don't play with any strange snakes or spiders, now.
i'm too lazy to go anywhere, but if i left the country, i'd go to Europe.
Sounds like an interesting trip splat, possibly a once in a lifetime one, as Avic said, don't touch any strange spiders, Aussies like their poisonous spiders, we don't want a dead splat. Just enjoy yourself and the weather, much more sun than in Europe.
I hate college. :[
Good thing you have an escape. I hope you enjoy going to Australia. Beware of the large number of deadly animals, hahaha.