January 26th is Australia Day!
For all my non-Australian readers, Australia Day celebrates the arrival of the first fleet (from England) at Sydney Cove in 1788. I guess you could say it’s Australia’s version of 4th of July <
We celebrate the national holiday with beach time, barbeques, parades, and citizenship ceremonies. A fair amount of drinking and backyard cricket is also usually the norm.
When writing this post I was actually at a loss as to what I should focus on. So many things were jumping around in my mind I found it hard narrowing my thoughts to just a few of my favorite things about my home land. After sitting at my computer procrastinating for far too long I came across this Qantas commercial and realized I didn’t need my own words – this song did it for me.
I absolutely loved this song as a kid and haven’t heard it in years. Although I am still really liking my experiences abroad, there is an indescribable feeling I get every time I fly home and land in Australia. Living in another country
has only heightened the things I appreciate so much more about my own heritage and where I am from. I look at things differently and don’t take as much for granted as perhaps I may have if not exposed to ways other countries operate. I’m sure anybody living in another country gets this same feeling when they return home, too.
So, this week (and every week!) I am thankful to be Australian
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!