So I have 9 more days left here in Vienna. Technically it's only 8 since I am already leaving on the 2nd of January, which is pretty soon if you think about it. On the 22nd of December I already had to say goodbye to a lot of my classmates and my class teacher. She the kind of teacher who has such a tremendous, positive impact on us students and it made me really sad to say goodbye to her. Of course I will miss my class as well but I am going to see most of my friends before I leave, which is really good because I still can not imagine to not have them around for such a long time.
When it comes to my stay in Australia I know where I am going to live, what High School I am going to and my host family. So, I will be attending year 11 at Merrimac SHS and my homestay family is only a few minutes walk away from school. The family consists of a couple who's children have grown up and moved away. (they seem to be really nice people...however, I have not met them yet) They also have a dog called Buddy and I am going to live with another girl from Norway, who is an exchange student as well (we texted and she also seems to be very kind). As my host mother (to be) told me, the house is only about 5 minutes from the beach and it has a big pool in the backyard. (things I am not used to here in Vienna, but am looking forward to ;).
Right now there's a lot of stuff and feelings going around in my head. A few of them are definitely excitement, happiness and curiosity (since I don't know what's expecting me). I also don't want to have any expectations because I theoreticaly could end up in complete disappointment.
In regards to my trip from Austria to the Gold Coast: Actually I am not directly flying to the Gold Coast. First, I am going to fly with my mum to Sydney and stay there with some relatives. Afterwards we will take a flight to Adelaide and rent a car there. Here come's the kinda interesting part where my mum and me planned a road trip from Adelaide along the coast to the Gold Coast, from where my actual semester abroad will start. (January the 15th)
Thanks for reading and till next time. ❤️❤️❤️