Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Perks of Chinese Food

Fortune cookies are one of life's little pleasures that never cease to provide me with amusement. After nearly two months of traveling to both Central America and Europe, my first meal of choice was some Chinese take-out from my favorite restaurant. No matter how full I get, I always make room for those mysterious cookies. Up until this point, my favorite fortune (which I have pinned to my wall) reads:

Good clothes open many doors. Go shopping.

What girl doesn't like having an incentive to go out and spend money? The cookie made me do it! Having spent so long without Chinese food, I took the liberty of stealing two of the four cookies for myself - and I must say, I was quite pleased with my fortunes. The first cookie declared:

You are soon going to change your present line of work.

Most excellent news! Considering I am an unemployed recent graduate who has no idea what to do with herself when not booked to the minute, any change in my current routine will be welcomed with open arms. I opened the next cookie to receive even better news:

Good news will come to you from far away.

Now, that may sound too vague to mean anything, but I was elated at the sight of this fortune. After spending five weeks traveling around Europe with a troupe of Australians, and after coming to the realization that I don't know where I want to live in the United States, I have decided to apply for my Work and Holiday Visa, Subclass 462 to Australia. Perhaps this good news will be my accepted visa!

The purpose of this blog is three-fold. In keeping up with posting, I hope to:
  1. Chronicle the steps that I take to prepare for a smooth transition to life in Oz.
  2. Keep up with my writing! As an individual with a public relations degree, it is imperative that I not only write regularly, but familiarize myself with new communicative technology.
  3. Stay up-to-date with current events and how they will impact me now and in the future (the DOW did drop 700+ points yesterday, right? Exactly.)

I'm excited to move forward on this project and learn everything I can to take full advantage of this experience ahead of me!

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