Saturday, January 14, 2012

Guest post from Deidre of Decoybetty

Here is another guest post from a fabulous blogger; this time it's Deidre from Decoybetty. This blog is one of the funniest, most honest, most inspiring blog around (with the occasional dash of delicious recipes to boot). Check out her beautiful blog at www.decoybetty.com and you'll see why she is one of my all-time favourites.


Guest post:

When Kaylia asked me to write a guest post, I stared at the blank screen and the only things that came to mind is how every post that Kaylia writes, I read along going “Yes! Yes! Yes!”  This girl writes (albeit way more eloquently) what I’m thinking.  But you read her blog, you know how fabulous she is.
 
She recently wrote about the ‘anonymity’ of travel. I’m addicted to this feeling.  I’m an expat. I was born in America and got my first taste of Australia in the young adult book “Looking for Alibrandi” where a teenager skips school to hang out with a boy which is basically all the things I am not. I’d never skip school and I didn’t really talk to boys until well…to be fair I still don’t really talk to boys.
 
So in college when I got the opportunity to study abroad in Australia I knew this was my chance to be a little bit of that girl (to be fair I thought she lived in Melbourne the book actually takes place in Sydney, just because I switched continents doesn’t mean I got better at geography).
 
After college, I was so addicted to the feeling of knowing that no one knew me here that I moved to Australia permanently. No one knew how shy I was, how scared I was, how socially awkward I can be (although some found out more quickly than others).
 
There are a million reasons as to why people travel and all reasons are totally valid, but the ability to reinvent ourselves while we are faced with challenges that we often don’t face at home, there are some big ones: hello visas! Navigating a new health care system! Or learning how to apply to jobs in a foreign country! Or simply ordering food at a café or learning a new public transport system.  It’s these times I think we show our best selves. The ones that problem solve, that ask questions, that learn new things and don’t take any thing for granted.
 
You can check out some more of expat adventures over at my blog decoybetty.

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keishua said...

blending in, starting over. all the reason I like traveling.

ellie said...

Good ideas. & I do enjoy reading DecoyBetty.

lucy and sarah said...

Oh, traveling. I'm still not good at packing and the panic attacks before hand, but I think once I get there and can somehow relate to the everyday people..well, its something to smile about.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Ahh...traveling...I love all the learning that takes place. I always come back feeling wiser but knowing I still know pretty much nothing. That fuels the travel even more. Great post DecoyBetty <3

Melbourne Budget Group Accommodation said...

Hi buddy, your blog’s design is simple and clean and i like it. Your blog posts are superb. Please keep them coming. Greets! Budget Hotel St Kilda

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