The one with the return to the mothership

What do you do when you wake up to a giant gnarly kookaburra sitting on the fence outside eating a rat and literally wacking the rat against the fence with its beak to kill it??


(Photo is post-rat because no one wants to see that).

You book a one way ticket to NEW ZEALAND that’s what you do.

That’s right guys! Back to the mothership.

I am SO EXCITED about this. The Australian adventure has been amazing and I have had the time of my life here (let’s not talk about my leaving Bestie because I will cry) but now that I am finishing my masters it is time for a change.

I can’t wait to spend a tonne of time back in the parental nest, attached at the hip to my amazing sis, and to start working a normal full time job and doing some adulting 😉 I am also enjoying some denial and really think that I can still convince Bestie to come with me and work as my own private pastry chef.

My dad’s response to the news:


Now just to finish these final 8000 words worth of assignments …

Have you ever lived overseas? For how long? – This is the longest I have lived away from my own country, almost two years (not including visits back in the middle).

What was your first real full-time job? – I worked full time at some random jobs during uni holidays etc but my first real full time job was as a mental health support worker/counsellor.

What horrifies you more, rats, mice, spiders, bugs, or other? – SPIDERS but the rat getting eaten by the kookaburra was a little tough to stomach at 6.45am.

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4 Responses to The one with the return to the mothership

  1. Such a cool bird! Despite the rat it had in its mouth 😛 Can’t wait for New Zealand with you!!! 🙂

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  2. Whew! I was going to ask about Curtis… but luckily he commented 🙂 What fun, moving on to the next adventure! Before I graduated from college I had a paid internship in my field, and then I started working in the “corporate” world immediately after college graduation. I was lucky to find work in my field right away. The internship really gave me an advantage during my job hunt. I had to move about 3 hours away from my family though, so that part was a bit hard. First time out on my own! Good for you on the progress you are making!!


    • Haha oh oopsy should hVe made that more clear! We are very very excited to be moving there together 😍😍😍 I bet jumping straight into the corporate world came with a bunch of challenges but so great that you always had work for sure!! Thanks so much Lisa sometimes I feel like my life is all over the place but I mostly love that!

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