Life after travelling

So after returning to Australia after my month away in New Zealand, I decided to venture back to the UK.

I quickly realised that I was very much ready to start adulting and get a job, find a house, get another cat etc. 

So after 3 flights, 2 days in Singapore and 24 hours of being wide awake, I landed back at Heathrow to start my life.

It was gonna be great, I was gonna start singing and ballet again, get fit, do some yoga, get a temp job until I found a career. Well, 2 months and a bit later here I am, typing this, and I haven’t achieved my list. My cup quickly went from being entirely full to half empty. 

The euphoria I got from being home was amazing, I’m not gonna lie. I enjoyed sleeping in my king sized bed, I loved being with my family and seeing all my friends, of course jet lag was a bitch and I couldn’t stay awake past 7pm. 

But reality soon came to pass. My friends work, my family work and not everyone is around 24/7. 

I also soon realised that being at home wasn’t entirely comfortable. I was missing my Australia life. I felt out of place, like I didn’t belong. It’s been hard to readjust, moving back in with my parents. Having cats instead of a dog. 

Everything had and has changed.

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

But now, I can’t see myself returning to Australia in the next few years. I travelled to grow as a person, which I did. But Jess in Australia can’t be the same person as Jess in England. My life has now begun, and I have to think with a sensible head on, as opposed to the let’s book this last minute flight to here, person I was. The past month out of work has allowed me to find myself again. I’ve changed since I’ve been back, I feel it. I’m not the person I was last year, let alone last month, and that’s a good thing.

I’ve been to countless interviews since the minute I got home, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve looked at jobs i didn’t even know existed. 

And not gonna lie, I’ve been loving the rain and the storms and the typical British summer we’ve been having! 
Sometimes, you just need to take a break and find out who you are and what will a make you happy. And I think that without doing my time in Australia, or even this period at home, that I would be the same lost person I was when I left University. 

The Last Dragon Chronicles 

Okay, so more book stuff! I took a break from Gone Girl and picked up 8 books instead.

So, I read the first 3 books of The Last Dragon Chronicles when I was (I think) 11 years old, bare in mind I’m 22 now. I definately have Icefire, the 2nd book, in hard back.

Order is: Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, Fire Eternal, Dark Fire, Fire World, Fire Ascending.

So I picked up the first book before I headed on my trip to Sydney and Cairns and fell in love with the characters and the book all over again. Once I had finished the first, I couldn’t wait to read the rest! 

 

A quick synopsis is basically David Rain is a student and moves in with Elizabeth Pennykettle, her daughter Lucy, Bonnington the cat and a lot of clay dragons. Elizabeth makes the clay dragons and makes a special dragon for David which helps inspire him to write and takes him on a crazy journey discovering secrets, magic and love.

Okay, so there’s much more to it than my bad synopsis, but so much happens that you need to read them and I don’t want to spoil anything. I know what you’re thinking, it’s a kids book about dragons, but it isn’t. It’s so much more than that! It’s a mystery, romantic, bit scary, but it’s thoroughly enticing. You’ll finish a chapter and it’ll leave you wanting more! 

I left the last book in Melbourne whilst I’m travelling New Zealand for a month, so I don’t know how it ends yet!
Lemme tell you this, I haven’t been this excited about reading a large series of books for a very long time. What’s great about it is that there’s so much emotion in these books, that I cried (hard) at the happy and sad bits, I had to put the book down when I got so frustrated when something bad was happening, I got physically scared whilst reading on the plane that I needed to take a break and remind myself that it wasn’t real. 

Reading them 11 years ago, I can see why I stopped after 3 books. The story line is so strong, that even though they are kids books, it’s a little complicated to follow. Now I’m an adult, I can fully appreciate the story line and why it’s written the way it is. If 11 year old me had just finished the 3rd book, I probably wouldn’t have put it down!

Read them, then tell me I’m lying!

Chris d’Lacey, you are an amazing man with the imagination of a god!

Happy reading, Jess x

First Post!

So, I am Jess and welcome to my blog!

Currently, I am travelling around Australia and I’m gonna post all about my journeys and experiences right here!

First post on the blog, and still trying to figure out where everything is so excuse how simple it looks!

Hope you enjoy

Jess x