Chronicles of my adventure down under!


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Friday, December 14

What are you made of?

Brad Pitt asked me this question this morning in the Sydney airport. Well, he asked me it through an advertisement for cologne but I know he was talking directly to me, haha. The last few months I have figured out what I'm made of.

I went to dinner last night with my friends at a pub across from IH and then I said good-bye to everyone this morning. On the way to the airport, I think the taxi driver was a little concerned for my mental health because I couldn't stop crying. I won't lie- it was really, really hard to leave Sydney. I feel like I was just starting to get comfortable there and I made some really great friendships. But it was such a big mix of emotions because I am so excited to be home. I cried all the way through customs until I saw several other study abroad kids crying when I knew I needed to pull it together.

The last several months have been such an emotional roller coaster. I feel like I have grown up so much and learned so much about myself and other people. The future is pretty exciting- I have 3 interviews tomorrow for internships with the government (Treasury and OPIC), and I have 2 more lined up next week. I also got an offer yesterday from a friend for an all expenses paid trip to Ecuador next spring (pretty amazing, huh?) I plan to graduate next fall and then hopefully get a full time job in trade policy with the federal government. I'm also planning to take the foreign service exam next spring because I think I'd really like to be a diplomat (on the economic track) in the future. Who knows, I'd also love the chance to live in Sydney for a few years sometime in the future.

I hope that you have enjoyed this journey with me! That's all folks :)


Anonymous said...

Welcome home my friend!

It will be so sad not to be traveling with you anymore. I almost cried when you signed off for the last time.

Hope to see you soon.


Anonymous said...


Where are you now? I miss chatting with you.

Donna M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, Welcome back to the USA. I have enjoyed your chronicles. I want to go to Australia! I hope all is well with you and your family.

-Barbara M.