So yesterday February 8th I arrived in Brisbane, Australia. It was amazing until I had to find my airbnb. I got lost in the Central Business District and just broke down and started crying. It was a mix of anxiety and sleep deprivation which made the situation worse. It is very hard to get around a new city without a map or gps! After an emotional breakdown and a taxi ride later I arrived at my airbnb.
I felt disgusting so I took a quick shower and tried to lie down for a nap, which didn’t work. I then got ready and went out to explore and get things done. I got very, very lost and did a lot of unnecessary walking. But, I made it to QUT eventually.
After a while I walked away with my QUT ID card, new SIM card, and a go card (the city transportation card). I was out and walking around until about 5pm and took the free ferry the City Hopper over to Kangaroo Point (where I’m staying).
I planned on going back out after a shower and a quick nap. It turns out that nap lasted until midnight so I went back to sleep until about six am. Basically I slept for 12 hours.
Now I’m on my second day and I went exploring some more, but thankfully without a lot of the unnecessary walking! Tonight I’m meeting up with another USC student who just arrived.
Oh, I also got an anxiety buddy. It’s a stuffed koala who I’ve named Theo.He’s very cute and he’s holding a baby koala named Vincent! They are to help me if I’m having an attack to by helping me feel grounded. I got them because I had about 3 or 4 anxiety attacks when I arrived so I felt it was necessary. But, today my anxiety feels under control thankfully!
Try and guess where their names came from, comment below!