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Guess who's back...back ag- (Yeah you get it)

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WOW

GEE WIZZ

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

ARE YOU FEELING MY ENERGY?

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This year will not be much different to any other year. I'll work, I'll go to uni, and I'll try not to spend so much money on bags I don't need.

While I feel this way about the upcoming year, I can safely say it started with a bang. I was in Europe for six weeks and it was incredible.

I wanted to write a big post about my travels to Europe but I would be sitting here for 100 days writing, and as much as I love to write, I don't want to do that. Instead, I have created several vlogs that I will be uploading to my Youtube channel!

BUT

I will write a few words on here. In fact i'll share one short story.

Europe was so wonderful. I honestly had one of the best times of my life and I left with no regrets. The people we met were so entertaining and full of character. They really became some of the best stories.

The bucket list goals I achieved were countless and although they are cliche (Eiffel tower, Buckingham palace etc.) they were still pretty cool to see.

I highly recommend going in the winter! It's so beautiful, especially when it snows. The Christmas markets were so cute and the food was something else. oh yes how could I forget the dutch specialty of putting satay sauce on their fries. I mean it was ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS I'VE EVER TRIED I MEAN OH MY GOD IT WAS HEAVEN ON EARTH. I LOVE THE NETHERLANDS.


My friend Stephen and I met a lady on a plane on our way to Austria. She was seated in the aisle seat while we occupied the middle and window seats. As we looked out the window, we saw snow and of course we were ecstatic! As our excitement grew, so did the aircrafts. The plane began jolting slightly as we encountered turbulence and it gave my friend and I a good laugh. As per usual, the pilot makes an unintelligible announcement over the speakers directing us to put our seatbelts on. A lovely lady who had been sitting peacefully with her headphones on leans over to us and asks "What did he say?" I replied "He said we're going to crash and die"

Her jaw dropped.

I immediately followed up with "I'm kidding i'm kidding!"

to which she gave a sigh of relief and said "You're very funny" in her thick German accent.

We both shared an awkward laugh but I was cringing on the inside. I was only having a joke and now I felt so bad.

A few seconds later, I look over to her, and she was in brace position, ready for the plane to crash.

"Oh no no no we're not actually going to crash, I was just joking"


"Oh okay I just have a fear of flying"


I immediately felt regret in the pit of my stomach. I was begging for the plane to stop bouncing up and down and my laughter stopped. Sometimes I just need to keep my mouth shut.


It wasn't long until we started having a decent chat with her though. She asked all of the classic questions "Where are you from? "Have you been to Austria before?" and so on and so forth.


She told us about this place in the Austrian mountains where you can go sledding. Stephen and I were so intrigued and immediately put it on our list of things to do. How many times are you going to go sledding in Austria in your life? we simply had to experience it.

I almost died several times and I swear I dislocated my knee for a split second but it was such a thrill!. The Europeans are hard core when it comes to winter sports.


This trip was a perfect start to the year!


Back to reality. I'm heading into my second year of uni (again) and I am actually excited. I can't wait to make some more friends and even retain some knowledge. I've dropped creative writing as my major and I am no longer participating in the unit. I never thought I would say this, but I actually found it too easy. I didn't feel challenged, and I wanted something different. While I've moved away from creative writing, I'm not giving up on writing altogether. I will be participating in a screenwriting unit this semester! oh god that's really new territory. I always felt comfortable in creative writing because I knew what I was doing. I know the structure of a story. I know grammar, syntax, and the foundations of a good story (yes I'm aware my grammar isn't always perfect on here). Screenwriting? yeah, it's a bit daunting but I see it as the next step from my creative writing. I'll take these stories that I have crafted and turn them into something bigger.


2023 was the best year of my life (Honestly no exaggeration) and I can't thank the people who made it so special enough. I have experienced so many ups and downs over the past 3 years and I finally felt I had found my feet on the ground last year.


Onwards and upwards people!


Sez







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