Here it is. About 8am in Brisbane. I am laying on the ground in my room, hoping this instant coffee will do the trick. I haven't finished my homework. I haven't done laundry. I haven't brushed my teeth.
Okay, It is now 5:27 pm here on the Gold Coast. Our apartment is on the thirteenth floor and practically all of the walls are actually full windows! So we're lucky enough to have beautiful views of both the sunrise and the sunset. Plus we have a balcony on both sides.
We are living in flats meant to house 6 people comfortably, but when we landed in Brisbane our director, Pam Little, informed us that some of the beds would be twins... and others would be queen beds that we would have to share. Meghan and I opted to sleep in the queen bed, and let me tell you, I'm glad we did.
Turns out it's the master bedroom. We have our own shower and toilet. plus two huge closets and by far the most space. Plus, our room is the only room that has a full wall sized window as our eastern wall. The view is glorious and I love it.
Right now I'm just trying to get used to life in one place. We've been moving around so much, its dizzying. My body is trying to get over a cold. I haven't been able to hear out of my ear for 4 days straight. Or I guess it feels like its underwater. I suppose it has to do with the fact that my sinuses are all full of unmentionable gunk and then I've been thrown in some serious pressurized airplanes quite a bit. I am just waiting to be completely healed so that I can stop asking... "What? What did you say? THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE?!?!... oh, you mean you're feeling really tired."
Speaking of not hearing people... Whenever Australians don't hear people, they say, "pardon."
Bad news. My roomie wants us to close the drapes to our window when we go to sleep. Apparently she's been waking up at 6:30 because of the rising sun. My reaction... "Well, you could get some eye shades."
I'm sorry, I don't mean to be mean or inconsiderate. I Just really want to LIVE LIFE! you know? Why wouldn't you want to wake up to the sun rising up slowly over the ocean? Its just really discouraging. I don't think she wants to buy eye shades... but that's not really fair because it's not like I can buy "sunrise over the ocean" shades.
Okay. Maybe a run?
Peace and Love