I have to admit that I am starting to miss my life back home.
I want to go to family dinners every second Monday night. They used to be the highlight of my week.
I want to take more weekend trips up to Townsville to visit Jackie, Mark, James, Ben and Darcy. And I want to get James drunk.
I want to take Isaac and Joe out once a month for an adventurous outing, to somewhere like the Science Museum, you know, things that I really want to do.
I want to get Broncos season tickets for me and dad.
I want to have a girly day with mum, where we get our pedicures and I go shopping with her and try not to complain.
I want regular Wednesday night dates with Jaala.
I want to have a blow up mattress at Nathan’s new apartment so that I can stay there whenever I feel like it.
I want to go to mini golf at Victoria Park with Scoot Scoot, and make stupid jokes that only he and I laugh at. Or say the same joke at the same time that only he and I laugh at.
I want to play Game of Life with Matt and Lindy and whinge if I don’t get to be the Rockstar.
I want to go back to my regular pilates class, where all the middle aged people kicked my butt.
I want to lose the extra five kilos that I only seem to have in London. I lost a lot of it in the four weeks when I was home at Christmas – I’m naturally skinnier in Australia.
I want to ride my awesome bike, Tequila Sunrise.
I want to have the natural tanned glowing skin that I have in my drivers licence photo.
I want to wear high heels again.
I want to be able to drive a car, and listen to the radio, especially Triple J and Triple M.
I want a permanent job, where I get paid for sick days, public holidays, and annual leave.
I want to go grocery shopping wherever I want, rather than the supermarket that is closest because I have to walk home with my groceries.
I want to see more of Australia.
I want to be there for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, school fetes, and new babies.
I want to come home at Christmas…
“I want today, I want tomorrow, I want to wear 'em, Like braids in my hair and I don't want to share 'em. Don’t care how, I want it now”
I Want it Now, Veruca Salt
6 months ago