Focusing on the firsts

Happy weekend, all! Can you believe it’s August? I for one sure can’t. But so far, I’m loving August, and especially loving our special visitors:
They’ve only been here a few days, but we’re loving every second. It’s going to be a fun two weeks : –)

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments on my last post. It was difficult for me to write and express what I was feeling, and I truly appreciate the heartfelt words.

After writing that post, I got to thinking and I must admit I was getting sad, too.  August is going to be full of ‘first and last’ experiences for me in Australia. What I mean by ‘firsts and lasts’ is: ‘first trip here, last meal there, last dinner here’, etc.  I realize it’s a pretty depressing way of thinking, so I know I need to change that. Instead of getting sad over this, I’m making it a goal of mine to embrace each and every experience I have left in my two weeks here and focus on the ‘firsts’, instead of the ‘lasts’. This week’s firsts included:

My first rugby games (Go Cowboys!):

First meat pie (it was actually roasted vegetable, but it was deeeelicious!):

First official ‘winter porridge’ in Australia:

First run in my new sneakers (I am loving these Nike Free’s!):

First trip with B’s parents to Hervey’s Range:

First fancy coffee’s with Sue at Jam Corner (flat whites and cappuccinos, yes please):

First attempt (and a successful one, at that!) cooking potatoes on pizza:

First time wearing my ‘Boston Strong’ tee (love you Michelle!):


First attempt cooking Cauliflower Rice (my new favorite side dish, I think!)

First hat shopping experience in Australia:


First time wearing my starfish scarf (I seriously have an accessory problem addiction):
(Sidenote: I am REALLY going to miss wearing t-shirts in the winter!!)

Well, I’m off to enjoy this beautiful Sunday. Have a special rest of your weekend!

Did you have any ‘firsts’ this week?


21 thoughts on “Focusing on the firsts

  1. Oh honey, I know how bittersweet these moments are. You want to enjoy every second but at the same time you don’t want them to end.

    Just know you’re making the right decision for you – and if you ever need someone to talk to who’s been exactly where you’ll be, you know I’m here! Xx

  2. Your hair is amazing!!! I love it. Also, potatoes on pizza are life changing, I never make mine without them!! SO GOOD! I must try that cauliflower rice.

  3. I love all these firsts! You’re going to enjoy all your last moments there and it’s going to be absolutely wonderful… :) Those Nike Frees are absolutely adorable, I love those colors! And that scarf, super cute!

  4. It’s hard to not focus on the “lasts” when you’re about to leave somewhere! But focusing on the “firsts” is a lot more fun:) Cauliflower rice- I’ve heard about that and have wanted to try it for a while! So fun that you have visitors!! And, loving the colors of those Nike Frees- I have 2 pair and they are my favorite running sneaker since they are so light! xoxo

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