January involved a lot of uni prac for me, however Tim and I did get to spend some time travelling - visiting Coffs Harbour and surrounds (including Dangar Falls, below) for a few days just after Christmas. January also started the "Saturday Adventures", where every Saturday for most of this year Tim and I went exploring. Barely any days were spent lying on the couch - just the way I like it!
Tim and I celebrated our One Year Anniversary with a trip to Byron Bay. We went sea kayaking, had cocktails and spent some quality time together, surfing and hanging out.
March had trips to visit my brother, exploration trips to Maclagen and when Tim was on night shift we stole away for a short trip to hang out at the beach in Yamba. I love spontaneous travels. I hope to do more of it this coming year.
April equalled Easter. For Easter this year we went to Easter in the Country at Roma and zipped away for a day trip to Carnarvon Gorge (which is really not a day trip). April also saw me start my final six months of uni prac. Full on.
May usually involves the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, which is one of the most fun things you can do on a Sunday. This year I took Tim and two of my best friends to share the experience, which included rolling pumpkins down a hill at high speed.
June was eventful. We climbed Mt Warning, it was my brothers birthday, we went to the Triple J One Night Stand in Dalby, and took a couple of trips to Noosa. I love it when the weather starts to cool down but we can still cling to summer in Queensland.
July involved my first ever trip to Nimbin, because I was curious. It was certainly not what I was expecting! I adore that Nimbin is hidden in the mountains though, those wonderful hippies live in the most beautiful place! Oh, and I went ice skating for the first time. It is really difficult!
My birthday, a van trip to Hastings Point, one of my best friends 21st's and a few trips to Caloundra, August was eventful. I love August, and not just because it is my Birthday month!
September I got to use my birthday present, which was horse riding on the beach at Noosa North Shore. I have missed horse riding so much since I moved to Brisbane, so I was super stoked. September also saw Tim participate in the Stampede, which is a obstacle course race which includes things like jumping over burning logs. It looked wickedly fun and I wish to do it next year. This September I also discovered a brand new favourite secret surf spot. I can't tell you where it is though!
In October I moved to Cairns for my final uni prac placement. It was the best experience of my life, and I believe it has helped shape my career for the future - it certainly shaped where I applied for my first job. It also meant that every weekend Tim came to visit me and we explored Cairns and it's surrounds, which are kind of amazing. I will make it back there one day soon!
I was still in Cairns in November, and I got to take the trip of my life with placement - a trip to the remote Indigenous communities in Cape York. This was absolutely amazing, and shaped where I want to move in my career as a dietitian. Half way through November I moved back to Brisbane (driving 1701kms in 2 days) and slipped straight back in to life here. I also finished my final ever uni class, and went to Byron with some of my best friends - all uni mates - and we celebrated finishing two uni degrees the only way you really can - by spending days on the beach and nights with live music. I will love those girls forever, where ever we end up.
Is almost over. It's crazy. December I worked, applied for jobs (and got one - woo hoo) and graduated uni with two degrees. I am officially a multi-skilled health practitioner! Plus, I am getting ready to go on my first big holiday in five years, and looking forward to what next year will bring.
Thank you for sticking with me this year, and I love each and every one of you! I have one more post for you all, then I am having a holiday over Christmas. I hope you all get to have a bit of a Christmas break too!