Long Time No Blog.
It has been a while folks!
Lots has happened.
No I didn’t win the lotto, find the man of my dreams or move out of my parents home.
I did however;
Travel to West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (pretty much the remote outback) for a month, completing my last teaching prac in a small Aboriginal community. I did this by choice and everyone asked me how my experience was (except my yiayia/grandma, who was pretty much happy to see I survived). I can not even start to explain how much of an amazing time I had in the outback, immersing myself as much as I possibly could, as an outsider, into the communities life and culture. It is truly one of those things that, if you live in a country where you can go and volunteer your time to help the native owners of the land – JUST DO IT! (no Nike promo here – I promise!).
I got a genuine understanding of how a child’s circumstances effects their schooling life, in the classroom and playground. You also grow lots and lots…and lots of patience.
It is such an eye opener and it enriched my life in so many ways. I cannot even begin to explain how. Going to teach in a remote community is something that I will definitely do for a few years, sometime in the future.
Speaking of teaching:
I FINISHED UNIVERSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now a qualified teacher and have to wait until April to have my graduating ceremony – BOO!
I also got a full time job straight after uni, which is AWESOME!!!!!!! Not only because it is a job in a career I am passionate about, but because I no longer have to work in retail or on weekends. THE JOY!!!
Here are a few photos of my time in the outback. P.S. There is a river were we lived called the East Alligator River (Alligator because the bloke who named it was American and thought the crocs were alligators) and one day we crossed it there was about 8 MASSIVE crocs in the river!!!