Up until my recent decision to move to Australia (as discussed in my previous post here) I have to admit that when it came to school work, university and my career I have often been guilty of pretty much coasting through life.
Sure, I have done alright in school, thanks to pushy teachers and caring parents (apologies to you both!) that wanted to see me do well, and then I headed off to University like I was supposed to but my primary intention was simply to have a good time and party as much as I could!
I was never one for setting goals, organization or planning. I was the guy the day before and assignment was due freaking out in the library and pulling an all-nighter just to throw the work in two minutes before the deadline!
As I have got slightly older I realize that approach is no longer going to cut it and I have recently noticed that setting even simple goals has helped me organize, save and prepare for my impending trip and I want to continue taking this proactive approach because there is so much that I want to do, see and achieve down under that just hoping it will happen is not good enough and without a plan I know I am less likely to make it happen.
In truth, the goal that I went to university with hasn’t really changed much. I still want to have a good time and I believe life is to be enjoyed. I guess that you do too or you wouldn’t be reading this post and you wouldn’t be heading to Australia for what you believe will be a more enjoyable and rewarding life as well.
What has changed for me since University though is that I realize having an amazing time isn’t always just about parties, there is so much else that I want to do and achieve that for me are both exciting and rewarding so here are some of my goals for moving down under:
If my dream day seems unrealistic to you that is ok, it’s a dream day remember! The point is that life is all too short. I intend to live my life in pursuit of my dream day and whether or not I ever live out every single aspect of it I have made the commitment to always try to get closer to it.
I am starting with a scaled down version for now which consists getting a good job close to the surf (so I can surf everyday) and then rent an apartment right on the beach so I can start my day with a quick surf before work then use my evenings and weekends to explore and see as much of Australia as I can.
So far all is going good with plenty of Skype interviews and real interviews lined up for my arrival. All being well I will land my dream job, with sponsorship potential, fairly quickly. Then all I have to do is get a beautiful, low cost apartment that’s close to transport and right on the surf in Sydney… That should be easy right?!
What does your dream day look like? How could you in some small ways move closer to living a life of dream days starting right now?
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