October. The month when it’s officially autumn according to the rules in my universe. The colours yellow, orange, brown and red are everywhere, and the days are getting colder and darker. But not here, not in Brisbane. It’s spring time and it’s a real slap in the face if your nose and eyes aren’t fond of all the pollen circulating in the air. It feels very strange to use the two words October and Spring in the same sentence. Maybe it’ll take some time until I’m fully comfortable with the Australian ways of life. But that’s ok! I’m not going to rush my feelings, but rather embrace the fact that everything’s still new and different. The reason I wanted to leave the normal, everyday life in Sweden two years ago.
Here in Brisbane there’s been a lot going on with the cultural event Brisbane Festival. It all ended with the Riverfire (fireworks) down at the river. We saw the fireworks from my friends’ deck in Bardon.
I feel excited about October, because this is the month when my normal life will start. My visa application will be lodged and I’ll soon be able to start working (for real) again.