These Twists and Turns of Fate

A year ago,  I thought I would be married right now.
As it turns out, it’s a good thing I broke up with the guy.

A month ago, I received an offer from ACU Brisbane and was all prepared to move interstate.
As it turns out, that’s not happening either.

After 3 weeks of trying to gain approval from a real estate agent and getting nowhere, last friday morning I got an email.
“You have received an offer from UAC.”
Turns out it was from the University of Newcastle – which is where I’d (secretly) wanted all along!

So how long has ‘all along’ been?
Well, if I’m honest, since June…shortly after the brake up.
I knew I wanted to move from early childhood to straight primary school teaching.
I knew that my grades weren’t quite good enough to secure an internal transfer and that I’d have to apply via UAC.
So I thought “I’m 23, wouldn’t it be nice to live out of home?” and thus I applied to UoW and UoN.
The more and more I talked to my friend Bek, the more and more I wanted Newcastle.

Why didn’t you say anything?
I don’t like to ‘tempt fate’.
I know it’s ridiculous, and has no bearing on the actual outcome of anything, but I don’t like to say anything until I’m actually sure.

When are you leaving?
I’ll be leaving next Tuesday, the 28th of January.
You’re more than welcome to pop over and say bye if you like, but I’m not making a big thing of it!
Newcastle isn’t that far away, and modern technology is a wonderful invention 🙂

So there you have it.
From next week, I’ll be living in Newcastle, studying a B.Arts/B.Teaching (Primary)!
I’m very excited, slightly nervous, but looking forward to a new adventure.