Contradictory Worlds

It is such a bizarre thing living in two vastly different worlds, belonging to both, yet not quite belonging to either.  I am loving being back in Australia; I've missed both the people and the places, but it's so weird to think that life is going on as normal back in Sentani as I settle …

Flexibility…

By now I'm sure you all know the big news; I'm staying in Indonesia for another semester. Our school year doesn't start until January and I was going home to work as a relief teacher until then, so I've delayed my plans. This means I won't be back in Australia for good until Christmas.  I …

Fitting In

It's a strange thing to not know where you fit. I'm about to move back to Melbourne, a place I haven't lived in for 6.5 years.  My friends have moved on, they've changed.  I've moved on, I've changed.  My friends have kids who either don't really remember me, or don't know me at all.  Relationships have …

Conflict Within

It's less than two months before I leave Papua. LESS.  THAN.  TWO.  MONTHS. This both excites me and terrifies me. I am so excited about going home!  I can't wait to see my family and friends again!  I am thrilled about going back to a place of convenience, familiarity, ease and variety.  I am also …