So I'm here! I'm a new inhabitant of the Southern Hemisphere!
The past several days have consisted of unpacking [in which I took over Will's closet], exploring, errand-running, gasping at prices, farm time, and a jaunt to the beach.
The apartment is spectacular, with some of the most ridiculous views. As someone new to the city, it's great to be able to walk outside and get to anywhere I need to rather quickly.
Starting a whole new life is a bit overwhelming, but also incredibly amazing. Right now it's all about adjusting and getting into a routine. Then comes the job search. Blergh.
A few pictures...I've been pretty terrible at documenting things thus far.
Pre-Melbourne: my monstrous gathering of luggage and a lovely six hours spent with Julianne on my layover in L.A.
It was an overcast day when I arrived in Melbourne...BUT THIS VIEW!
Indoor pool on the roof of our building. I may or may not have acquired a one piece bathing suit in hopes of using it for regular swimming exercise. I may or may not have last worn a one piece when I was 10.
State Library of Victoria. Very impressive. Almost made me want to be a student again.
Night view from the bedroom balcony.
We spent the weekend at the farm Will grew up on. There's always so much to see there, including kangaroos!! These came hopping by while we were on a walk. It was the most exciting thing ever.
Scenes from the farm
Not a bad view to wake up to. And those dots are hot air balloons!
Melbourne is not a beachy city like Sydney or Perth, but it does have a bay. For someone who just spent the past several months in a very cold climate, sunshine on a mediocre beach was more than enough!
A big thank you to my friend Ai, who designed the new banner for my blog. Check out her Etsy shop HERE!