Today, is one year since I left Australia for my big overseas adventure.
A whole 365 days had gone so quickly and I wonder how the time has really flown by.
I never expected it to go so quickly, but somehow, between work, socializing, exploring and meeting some truly incredible people, another year in life has come and gone.
I want to re cap on what I have learnt while being away for a year
1. I live to travel
Everything that I do, that I save for and think about is where the next destination is. What is the next adventure? Where else in the world do I want to explore.
The more than one travels, the more focused they are in doing so to keep traveling.
I have seen so many wonderful sights in the last year in the USA and here in the Canadian Rockies. This continuesly inspires me to want to see more.
2. Bad things will always happen whether you are travelling or not.
Don’t be afraid of something happening and letting it stop you from travelling. Whether some one is sick or going through a hard time, life will continue to go on.
I don’t mean to describe this in a selfish way, I just mean that sometimes it can’t be helped when something happens and you can’t be there for your family in the flesh.
Things have happened back at home in Australia in the last 12 months, things that I would typically be around my family for in a time of need.
Unfortunately, being on the other side of the world from your family can have its challenges. Being away doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I am chasing my dreams, and realistically it can be difficult to be home at short notice.
I speak to my family regularly over Facebook chat and on the phone a lot. I wish I could be there more.
But something inside me, part of my fate and calling I guess you could say, has lead me to be here in Canada right now to travel, work and explore. So I make the most of my time while I am travelling, and I remember that good things happen too 😊
3. No two days are ever the same
Each and everyday is a new and exciting adventure!
Something new is around each corner and you can never expect what will happen each day.
This is why every day is different, especially in Lake Louise-
September 17th 2015
October 13th 2015
October 31st 2015
November 23rd 2015
December 14th 2015
February 8th 2016
February 26th 2016
March 22nd 2016
May 2nd 2016
May 8th 2016
July 1st 2016
August 4th 2016
Lake Louise is so beautiful that it blows me away. I still pinch myself every day that the view is constantly changing and evolving with the weather and the season.
There is something new every single day 🙂
4. Through traveling, you find like minded people.
People are like magnets, what we are is what we attract.
I find myself to be a happy, positive and outgoing person. That is also the sort of people that I seem to attract.
I have met people out here that lived unique and interesting lives and I find them fascinating.
Like Buddha says “What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become”.
I enjoy and appreciate having friends that motivate and inspire me, and in return I hope that I inspire them too ❤
5. Lake Louise is it’s little own unique snow globe.
If you are looking to work in Lake Louise, or most places in the Canadian Rockies, be prepared for the isolation.
Some people aren’t up to handling the isolation out here, but for those who enjoy the tranquility, Lake Louise is perfect for you.
Lake Louise is 1,600 meters (5,200 Ft) above sea level. The air is much thinner and the life is much quieter. Coming from a town with a population of 35,000 people and a car, my local coffee shop and several shopping malls, I underestimated the feeling of being part of a town and society.
Here in Lake Louise, I don’t have nor do I need a car. I get my groceries about once a month from Canmore where I car pool or get the shuttle and my days off are spent hiking or sun baking. We have a small colleagues takeaway shop that stocks toilet paper and other bit and pieces of groceries and a staff pub next to it.
It is a rare opportunity that when I do go away for a few days to Calgary or other places, I realize again what society in a normal city is like. Traffic jams and sky scraper buildings. People rushing about on the concrete side walk on the way to work or appointments.
I love the peaceful tranquility of Lake Louise. I walk to work which takes me 5 minutes. The staff accomadation is like dormitory style. I live in a building that has foor floors, 11 appartments on each floor and in each appartment, is 2 rooms with queen beds. I have my own room and share the appartment with another Australian.
All of our spa friends live in the same building, and when ever we want to visit our hang out or pre drink before going out to the pub, we just walk down the hallway and we are at someone else’s house.
This is a different way of life. This isn’t like living in a town of 35,000 people where I have my dog, a car, tupperware parties and my local pizza take away shop.
It’s not wrong, it’s just different. And I’ve never been happier.