Truth is I am afraid. I was born as a neurotic small dog I suspect later evolving into the under-confident 29 year old male you read before you. This is the big one. Have you every been asked the question of what you would do for work if you had a couple of million dollars and the question is suppose to make you think of what you would do for enjoyment and satsifaction rather than the burden of work? I ask that old question what would I do if I wasnt afraid? I don’t know how not to be shy, afraid, nervous…. This is my source of quick wit, and also my greatess failing. If I wasnt scared I know I would travel, make people laugh, work at a bar and be confident giving the right change, take advantange of having an Australian accent overseas, and just be down right charming…. I also pusue an education with reckless abandon! And then I would busy myself with questions of social justice and demand a fair go for everyone…
God I so know what you mean. I’m also 29 and have for all this time been a chiuahua or some other nuerotic dog trapped in a humans body. I have huge fear of freeways and living in California isn’t the best state to have this fear in. There are a ridiculous amount of freeways. Also I’m terrified to live alone. Ever since my ex-boyfriend moved out I search out the house when I first come home with a hammer and mace (yea that sounds nuts doesn’t it?). When the house is “good” I then feel more comfortable. This has been going on for months. I am such a baby and I can’t believe I’m going to be 30 next year! I am most definitly getting a roomie soon.
Btw take HUGE advantage of having an Australian accent. My best friend of 20 years is from Gold Coast and EVERYONE wanted to be her friend when we were 9 when she first moved to the states cause she said things like “bloody” and called bologne “devin”. Things like that. Oh yeah and tape is never tape, it’s “sticky tape”. Very cute!
'Roomie' Hehehe We call that a Flate-Mate
Its quite funny really half a world away and pretty much the same experiences… At this age did you think that life would have been different? It just sometimes seems more difficult than ever…. why do we fall in love and out of love? Anyways I heard things about American Freeways! Why are all your cars so ‘bloody’ huge? Anyways I would also like to apologise for our prime ministers remarks on Obama….
I saw myself in a WHOLE different place at this age when I was younger. I’m a teacher (nannying right now cause it’s more lucrative unfortunatly, until I get a masters) and all I ever wanted and still want to be is a mom and wife. That’s totally where I thought I would be right now. No matter what I will be a teacher cause I love kids but I purposely picked that profession knowing it’s the best job to have as a mom. Same hours, vacations as the kids, etc. . Life is SOOOO much harder than I ever thought it would be when I dreamed to grow up as a kid. Had I not wasted 5 years of my 20’s in a relationship that I knew was going no where I might be a different person then I am now. Good or bad, I don’t know? Isn’t it amazing how one choice we made in the past, no matter how small it seemed at the time, could lead us down a whole different path in life. Btw, I happen to have a ‘bloody’ huge car. Well not really but kinda. I have a Ford Explorer and I LOVE it. I wish it were bigger. I have a thing for big cars. Holds so much junk and is great for camping and outdoorsie stuff. Thing that sucks is that no one I know wants to go do ‘outdoorsie stuff’ with me cause they’re too lazy. Agggh! No worries about your prime minister. I wouldn’t have used myself as an example of running al-Qaeda in Iraq and what I would do in that situation though. That’s like saying “If I were Hitler, I would . . .” back in WWII. Plus (no offense) but it’s easier to say what you would do when it’s not your troops out there making the sacrifices (for the most part). By the way do you think your troops should pull out or stay in Iraq?
Should I stay or Should I go....?
Tough question on Iraq. Australia currently has a conservative elected government that aligns itself very closely with the USA on all matters of foreign policy. Australia was briefed with same intelligence documents on Iraq’s possible possession of WMD’s. Although the credibility of the claims here where fiercely debated, Australia stragetically knew it would be unwise to be seen as dissenting from a very powerful trading and military ally. From AUS point of view it makes real little sense to be there. However the war here is seen as unpopular there is general consensus that it should be through as leaving now would leave the country in the mist of a terrible civil war. My family is 4th generation military and I grew up in D.C so I know quite a bit about it all, We should stay, but knowing actual people deployed we want them home safe, because its not really our fight.