Simple Things

Sometimes, taking a step back to metaphorically smell the roses can give you a good look at your life. Actually taking the time to smell some roses is pretty good, too! Today, on my way to work with RSG, I walked past the very best smelling rose bush! It was awesome! I’m so glad that Spring is on its way to Australia. In fact, it was sunny and warm today. My favorite kind of weather.

Today at work, we taught the kids cricket, a sport which I’ve never even seen being played! As it turns out, it’s pretty similar to baseball. We taught big thrown, hits with the bat, and fielding the balls. It was fun and I learned a lot! At the end of the third session, Olivia, the girl who I mentioned last week, came up to me with a pink square in her hands. She handed it to me, saying that she made it especially for me. It was a piece of Tinkerbell binder paper with swirly stickers placed with care. It absolutely warmed my heart. It was one of those moments that made me step back and realize how great life is. My experience with the company has really made me consider teaching younger kids, rather than high school chemistry and physics like I’ve always wanted. Maybe once I’m back in the states, I can intern for a week with my second mom Sheri! πŸ™‚ Lyndz, we can be roommates! πŸ™‚ haha

We smashed our game tonight. However, it was a really physical game and pretty annoying. Oh well. Like Jamey always says, “everyday is a great day to be a water polo player!”

Alicia’s Aussie Word of the Day: serviette. Meaning napkin. Usage: tonight, one of the girls brought a delicious dessert for a teammates birthday, and we ate it off of serviettes.

2 thoughts on “Simple Things

  1. Karen Began says:

    Those special sensory moments are lifelong like the first time we looked into your beautiful blue eyes. The fragrance of a rose, the loud cheers from the crowd, and a pink gift from a little princess who looks up to you. Your Aussie experience is a short book that is so good you can’t put it down. Keep writing, you inspire us all!

  2. Ben says:

    Definitely a French word of the day! πŸ™‚

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