I arrived in Brisbane on Sunday and started work on Monday. It’s been an absolute whirlwind but I like life like that.
After watching the rugby in Wellington until 1am Sunday morning, having to be up 3 hours later for check in, a late taxi that had me worried I’d miss my flight, then upon arrival at the airport finding out the check in system was down and they were checking us in manually which would take 3-4times as long as usual, I was so damn happy to be in my tiny seat on the plane so I could get some rest!
When I arrived my best mate Benny told me to grab the train and meet him in the city for brunch. We hadn’t seen each other for 18 months and I couldn’t have been more excited. I was heading up to the train station talking to Ben on the phone arranging where to meet when I realised he was actually behind me on the escalator! I actually screamed, not often someone can get that reaction out of me!
Sunday was crazy, we had brunch in Hamilton, chocolate in Bulimba then my friends left the wrong key out for me so I couldn’t get in with my luggage. Luckily Ben could take me along for a lovely lunch with his Aunt & Uncle before dropping me off to see Lisa. Lisa and I visited Daran then she dropped me at the Eat Street night markets where I finally met Celia and Gemma and they took me back home so I could unpack. I was exhausted but looking forward to starting my new job the next day.
This week has been crazy.
First off, I hate public transport. The buses don’t come, I can never work out where I am or where I’m going and there’s no app! Get on it Translink. So I’ve had a few near misses this week, luckily I’ve been saved each time. I cannot wait to get a car!!
Secondly, my clothes didn’t arrive from Melbourne last week. What the?! Cue a rush around in NZ to buy a weeks worth of clothes and shoes as I was travelling with a carry on!
I was not a happy chappy with that company but they got it sorted and they arrived on Tues evening.
I am loving my new role. The Team is great and everyone is so happy to be there. I have a big office and the building itself is fantastic.
I managed to fit in dinner with Ara but otherwise I have been getting home after a 90 minute commute and crashing as I’m exhausted after a massive week. Next week will be different however, I am seeing people every night – wish me luck with the public transport!