September 8, 2011

My Journey: Who Am I?

I am pooped today and not really sure why...but at least it means I will finally get to bed at a decent time. Since moving into our apt. we haven't been going to bed until like 2a.m....not good!

On Friday (Thursday in America) I will be volunteering at University of Newcastle for their Cultural Awaking Event. I am super duper pumped for this, I have been smiling non stop since getting off the phone with the peeps in charge.

So while I get back into my element of being on campus, here is the post I had over at Diana's blog for you to read!  I think it's important for me to share here as well because it will be a big part of my life here in Aussie as well as the blog.

Sho + Dave = Shoave
A little while after my husband and I started dating a friend mixed our names together and came up with Shoave, just like Brangelina..but a little less famous, wealthy, and waaaaay fewer kids [like no kids at all....yet].  This past year Dave and I decided that we were going to move to Australia for 6-12 months and see if we could make it in another country. This is something I have always wanted to do, the timing was perfect for us to do so we jumped at the chance. During the months leading up to moving we discussed that our time in Australia was going to be the time where we find ourselves and become the people who we want to be, no pressures and expectations to meet.

Before getting too serious (i.e. getting jobs and figuring how who we are) we have taken time to explore things near our new home in Newcastle, New South Wales.
who can resist a smiling koala bear?

But now it is time  to finally buckle down and figure out, Who The Heck I Am/ Want Be.  How to do this...I'm just not sure yet. We do have a little something on our fridge that makes me think about it quite often. 

This is our fridge door...

 This is the postcard that greets me every time I reach for something to eat or drink:

It's like when you are at an interview and they ask you to describe yourself and you never know what to say. You end up mumbling a few things and then hope that they move forward with the next question. But now there is no moving forward on to the next, I am going to stay at this question until I figure it out.  Then I will be able to answer the next question of Who Do I Want To Be and how the heck do I get there.  I do have a general idea of who I want to be; I want to be someone who is more self confident, who actually cares and tries to be healthy, who is more adventurous in wardrobe choices, and who thinks that they are "cool" (seriously, what does "cool" even mean!), but I think there is more to me than that and I need to explore it.

I invite you to join me on this journey of becoming and figuring out the person I want to be as well as following Shoave's Aussie Adventures!  


p.s. any advice is totalllllllyyyy appreciated, that is what blog families are for right?

I will keep you posted on how the volunteering goes..but cross your fingers
that is goes splendid!