Loving life in Sydney


A new city, a new story..…

Emotions, lots of emotions, fear, luggage, agitation, 24 hours flight, long way.


Sydney, new places, University, courses, wake up early, stations, sleep when you get some free moments, party until the sun rises, sunsets, sunrises, buses, love, stars seen from outside, showing your cooking skills, people, dance,Thursday Ivy, rain, challenges, tears, hugs, smiles, crazy, feelings, vibes, friends, RN’s parties, don’t forget your ID card, maps, traveling, experiences, photos everywhere, bikes, streets, lights, cakes, soon Halloween, restaurants, pancakes, rooftop, read for University, assessments. If you could summarise in a few words a unique a life experience like this, well, you're a lucky person.

Me? I am one of these lucky people and for this, I want to thank you, Sydney! Thank you for giving me the chance to express freely, to become a more responsible person, to meet wonderful people, to make my dreams come true and to endlessly create myself.


It has already been two months since I moved to Sydney and I can still remember how scared I was thinking that I have to start all over again in a new city, with other people, another culture and new expectations. My mum always said, “Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”

Today… here I am, falling for this amazing place, inspired by its beauty everywhere, realising that I came to this place at the right moment in my life. I came so far away from home and I found myself better than anywhere else. I became aware about how thankful I should be for waking up every morning and being able to do something different everyday. Even if it is just a ride with the bike around the city, even if it is a movie at the cinema, a sunset seen from a roof, a day at the beach, or a walk around the Opera House, I know one thing for certain: this is the present and I am living my experience around thousands of other people with thousands of different stories, so I will make the most of it; I will get lost in the moment.


"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?", said Steve Jobs. Well, if today was the last day of my life, I would come here again.

From Sydney Tower Eye, hop out of the elevator and just stop for a moment to enjoy the breathtaking view. I could stay there and stare down from above at the lighted city, thinking how life is made from small, unique and breathtaking moments like this one. In those moments you realise that you are alive and that you should just love life; that you should love every minute of it, and live every moment. This is what Sydney about to me… it is about loving life!





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