Tag Archives: work & holiday visa

From goodbye to g’day (Pt. 1)

LA to Auckland brought to you by: Air New Zealand 2 bags 1 carry-on Red eyes Empty rows Lorazepam White wine A half-hearted attempt at Silver Linings Playbook

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Douglas Adams and I may have something in common

On March 15, 2011, I walked in to work at Vinoteque for “a hot minute” to save money for my proposed move to Portland. Two years to the day later, I walk out for my impending move to Australia. “I … Continue reading

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Well hello DREAM JOB

The great thing about being “so LA” is being able to call your producer friend when you need help with submitting your 30-second video entry for things like this. “I need a storyboard artist, editor, hair & make-up, craft services…”

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Time Difference

I’m looking to book this one hostel that isn’t in the area that I want to be in, but is close. I was talking to my mom about it and said that it was a 30-minute walk away. “That’s a … Continue reading

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A letter to myself at 4 weeks, 4 days

It’s normal, you know. This feeling. You’ve replaced your memories of Vancouver with the  after, but the before is still in there. You know that you did this before. So you know that this–this mile-a-minute mental marathon, this forgetting to … Continue reading

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I don’t have a Valentine

I have never had a Valentine. What I DO have, however, is 5 practice tests to take, because apparently, in order to renew your license early (mine expires in May and I’m leaving in March), I have to go to … Continue reading

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“So how do you…do that??”

I went to the doctor last week, the one that the surgeon’s office sent me to*. I brought up the move basically to get my Ativan for the flights now and he got so excited about it. As in, we’re stopping … Continue reading

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