Friday, 2 December 2011

I keep changing my mind!

I have had today off, so I've been looking at what specified jobs there are in regional Australia, for when I finish as an au pair in January. Most of the jobs either require me to have a licence or they want me to start straight away. Or they want male workers...

But then after I had been looking at what kinds of jobs there were for a while (not a lot of jobs anyway really), I just thought that since most of them want workers to start immediately anyway I might as well wait until I finish this job before I look.

And then I started thinking that I don't really want to do specified work, which is mainly fruit picking anyway. It's going to be hard work and I'll melt outside in the heat. I would like to do it for a bit, because I think it's part of the experience on a working holiday visa in Australia, but I don't really want to tie myself down to one place for 3 months (or more).

The whole point on me coming to Australia is to see the country, travel. And I've already "wasted" 6 months as an au pair. Don't get me wrong, the family is really nice and it's nice to know I've got a place to stay for free so I can save up money, and that I've got a job and I'm earning money, but it's hard to travel when I can only do it on the weekends. I also get kind of "settled" and just want to stay at home and relax when I've finally got some time off. Whereas if I didn't have a job I'd feel like I'd have to do something and I'd travel more. Hopefully.

So, at the moment I am looking at just travelling for a bit. Hostels have got notice board with jobs posted on them so that when I want to make some money I can have a look at them (or online), but I'm not going to stress it too much. I am also thinking that if I don't do 3 months worth of specified work, and I don't qualify for a second Working Holiday Visa, then if I choose to come back to Australia it will be a kick up the bum to figure out what I want to study as I would probably have to get a student visa.

I have found a greyhound bus pass from Brisbane to Melbourne, it's a hop-on hop-off one, so I'll get to see more of Australia, so I might buy that one for when I finish here in January.
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I am also thinking about flying over to Tasmania when I get to Melbourne and going on a 6 day tour down there, to see that part of Australia as well. I think it's very easy to miss out on Tasmania when you're backpacking because most people tend to just stick to the mainland. After that? We'll see.... Apparently all of Tasmania is on the list of regional areas, so maybe I'll just get a one-way ticket down there and then do a few weeks work there if they have any?

But I might change my mind again before January, so who knows what'll happen?

What about The Paramedic I might hear you ask? Well, I still have no idea what's going on there and even if things do work out between us I'm still going to travel. Who knows, maybe he'll even come with me some places. If not it will just have to be a long distance thing for a while.

3 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

You go travel while you can.

Nicky said...

I think you should chill the hell out and see what happens in January. You change your mind like the wind, I have experience of this over the past few years!! But the right thing will come to you when you least expect it. Just don't think of your time as an au pair as 'wasted', I think it's been a fantastic intro for you. And anyway, make sure you factor into this little travel scenario my trek over the sahara on a camel, apparently I need to go elsewhere and not just Turkey ....

As for the paramedic, tell him to sort himself out or jog on, he's messing you around!

Kevin Newman said...

Woooo! Definitely head to melbourne! :)

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