Zero to Hero Day 1: Who am I and why I’m here

I started blogging just a few months ago for no real particular reason. I didn’t really know what I was going to write about, I just started because I had read other people’s blogs and it seemed like a fun thing to do. I am a science student, studying ‘Medical Biotechnology’. By no means do I have a writing background (hence I am studying science), yet I love to read. Blogging seemed like a great way to just write about anything, and also share my experiences. 

 

I now feel like I have a sense of direction in my blogging (well somewhat). I really just want to share with other individuals my daily life, whether it be a topical issue or just something fun I did on the weekend. In a few months I will be moving from Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark to do a 6 month exchange. I am so unbelievably excited, so I guess part of my blog will be linked to my exchange journey, and all the ins and outs that goes on with that. 

 

To date, I haven’t really shared my blog with anyone close to me, so by doing the ‘Zero to Hero’ challenge I hope to expand my blogging community both internationally, and also just among my friends. 

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It’s getting becoming (scarily) official!

Today I got my letter of acceptance for exchange by my uni. I am pretty excited, but so scared at the same time. I was discussing with my mum tonight that just the thought of moving to the other side of the world in only a few months scares me. I just can’t comprehend it…I probably won’t be able to until I am on the plane. Only about 6 weeks of classes at my home university left for the year. Then I will suddenly turn into a Danish speaking Australian who can’t quite work out what all that white, cold stuff is on the ground. It sure is going to be some experience but wow I am so excited. I seriously jumped up and down this afternoon when I received the email. I doubt I will be able to control/ contain my excitement when I am actually set to leave 😀 Now to just enjoy my last little bit of summer (what is left of it anyways) before I delve into a seemingly never ending winter.

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-Orangepippy

Casual Harbour Bridge Climb – Happy 74th Birthday Oma!

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is something I have always seen, and been like “yeah that would be cool to do one day” but never really thought I would actually do it. Yet just a few months ago I received a phone call from my Aunty explaining that my Oma wanted to take my extended family up the bridge for her 74th birthday. Unfortunately my family is too big…or maybe the bridge climb groups are too small…none the less, only 14 people were able to climb the bridge at one time. This resulted in the absence of a few family members. Fortunately however, due to height fears and people living all over the country, it worked out perfect. After a week of intense rain, we were all a bit skeptical about the likely hood of actually walking, but when Sunday morning came around (yes 5:50am wakeup), we were blessed with a glorious blue sky, the tiniest bit of wind and a perfect temperature.

 

As we all geared up for the hike, including putting on some very attractive onesies, we were off! I thought I was going to be heaps freaked out by the height, as I usually view the bridge from road level, looking up. It is tall you know (135m in fact). Yet as it turned out, it actually wasn’t that bad. At one point we had to climb up the steepest stairs/ladder I have ever seen…that was scary, especially when a train goes past you. But once we were on top of the bridge, it was just amazing!! The view over Sydney Harbour was beautiful. To be able to experience such a thing, with my extended family was just so lovely. I can’t believe my Oma, who turned 74 on Sunday, and after the year she has had, has the courage and stamina to say “hey lets all go climb the harbour bridge!”.

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She is a pretty wonderful lady, who I will always look up to. It was such an unforgettable experience, and one in which I recommend to anyone. A little expensive yes, but it isn’t often you get to climb such an iconic structure. It was just a really lovely day 😀