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Last Weekend in Sydney, Australia : Wine and Beaches

Dear Sydney, It seems both achingly slow and extremely quickly that my time here as led to my final weekend in Sydney, Australia. Missing family, friends, and a significant other has let the time feel as if I’ve been here forever. In contrast, my internship and constant weekend plans and trips have let the slip [...]

The Days of Jager and Surf Camp

Dear Sydney, Thursday: So this past Thursday, February 13, the Brown-Forman office had their monthly brand awareness party in the office. ¬†As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, at the beginning of February I changed all the decorations in the office to Jegarmeister. Apparently that also means that there is a “Building Brand Awareness” [...]

Home isn’t always a place…

Dear Sydney, I will apologize upfront. Given my current mood, this is going to be pretty reflective and not so much informational. From last Thursday to today (Wednesday), a few things pretty cool happened, but what really struck me these last few days specifically are the relationships I have in my life. Not just the [...]

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. -Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Sydney, You have so much diversity and culture here it is unbelievable. I am honestly so surprised that it has taken me this long to see this side of Sydney. I have gotten and will get to yet experience some of the most amazing cultural traditions and expressions this week and I feel so [...]

So I saw a kangaroo…

Dear Sydney, Thank you for the beautiful weather you have given me this week. I am a little resentful I had to work through most of it, but I would be lying if the sunlight hasn’t been good food for the soul. While this week wasn’t completely filled with adventure and traveling excitement, I did [...]