I apologize for the delay in new posts. I’ve had every intention of posting updates, but whenever I thought about it, I was just too tired. Brooke has been super busy! I almost didn’t have time to remind myself to breathe, which is pretty scary, but let’s just say I’ve been busy for a reason. In the process, this is what’s been going on:
Virtual teaching: When I got to Australia, one of my main goals was to find a job. I got lucky and got on with a company downtown that tutors Korean children in English, Math, and Science via the internet and webcam. It is actually quite amazing and I loved my little students! Here’s a screenshot of the teaching process in action:
However, the pay there alone was not enough to be able to have fun and put a couple bucks in the bank. I kept searching for other jobs and 2nd jobs that would help me achieve my money goals while here as well. Also, the teaching hours were quite the pain. I had to work until 11pm or midnight Mon-Fri when everybody else I knew had the exact opposite schedule. This meant I spent most of my free time alone 🙁
Brooke in Brooklyn: I was taken to a tiny fishing town up north with a very special Aussie guy. It felt nice to get out of the city and go for a car ride! Wow, how I missed that feeling of being able to get in a car and go wherever. The fish n chips in that small town were amazing and the weather was wonderful.
Buckhunting: I discovered a love and talent for the popular bar video game – Buckhunter. Challenge me, please.
Second Job: I got offered a second job with a web hosting company in the area doing some writing and such. It started out at only two shifts a week, but has since been raised to three! To make it better, I truly LOVE this job and feel excited about going to work. The drawback, however, is that I must write in Aussie English, which is seriously like learning a foreign language in itself. With this job, my money problems were solved, but the working hours were still a pain.
Hungry for more? Check back later for Part 2 of this 2 (or 3) part series of updates!