Firstly, I must apologise for my severe lack of posts over the past couple of weeks. But I hope I can make it up to you with this recap of what’s been going on in my life over the past month.
I am sitting on my third and final flight, attempting to stay awake after travelling for more than 29 hours, heading back to college after a month back home in Australia. It’s easier said than done, but this extremely long and tiring transit time sure is worth it as I had one of the best summer holidays of my life.
Even though my summer holidays only lasted a month, rather than the usual 9 weeks, it was jam packed with some of the most exciting and memorable things. I won’t go into such great detail about everything that happened (otherwise you’ll be reading this for hours), but here are the top things that happened over the course of my summer holidays in the Aussie heat with my family and friends.
1) My top has to be of course meeting Roger Federer at the Brisbane International. It was without a doubt one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me and thankfully I have a picture to always remember it by.
2) Number 2 is sort of along the same lines as the first, but for a tennis lover like myself, it doesn’t get much better than meeting 6 top 10 players at the one tournament (and in one case at the airport).
3) My third was seeing my family and friends again after being away for such a long time by myself. This was topped off when I stayed at the beach with my family in Northern NSW. Our time here was magnificent as the sun shone down and gave us a tan of some sorts. This was the first time in exactly a year that all 6 of us were in the same country at once.
4) Number 4 is yet another tennis related thing, but as the weather warms up down under so does the spirit and enthusiasm for a summer of tennis. My sister and I, being massive fans of Victoria Azarekna (world No. 2), entered an Instagram competition that Vika herself created. Long story short, my sister and I annoyed everyone is our house and those down the street as we screamed at the top of our lungs because Victoria Azarenka herself COMMENTED AND LIKED our Instagram photo. Let’s just say this is one for the wall.
5) Number 5 (and no, this one isn’t about tennis), could only be eating my Mum’s amazing food again. Being away from home for so long has made me realize even more how bloody delicious her food is. Oh and whilst on the topic of consumption, I have come to the conclusion that Australia has, hands down, the best coffee in the world (based on the few countries I have been to). Living without the deliciously creamy and nutty drink for the next 5 and a half months will be extremely difficult.
Looks like I ended up writing a lot even though I planned on not to. So now I left the scorching 43 degree temperatures and arrive in freezing -5 degree weather where I begin the second phase of my adventure in the United States.