To start I want to wish everyone a very happppppy new years. After a low key christmas with some great friends, the crew and I headed off to the heart of sydney for the new year. This new years was hands down the best one of my life. It began at 9 am as the boys headed into town to reserve a front row spot on the lawn with the darling harbour bridge and sydney opera house in perfect view. Downtown sydney was absolute madness as 1.2 million projected people flooded the city. Sydney is known as the second largest new years celebration behind rio de janero and the second major city in the world to celebrate the new year behind Aukland, NZ (thanks for that tid bit Nick). After a long day of chilling on the lawn with a perfect view of the harbour kelly, brock, nick, tom and I watched the first set of fireworks take over the sky and light up the night.
the fireworks off the sydney harbour bridge
dont know who that weird guy is but if you look past him you can see the entire harbour lit up for the new year
New Years 2007!!!!!
Afterwards Nick and I headed deeper into the crowds of people searching for excitement. I will tell you this I have never experienced anything quiet like this. Being that i am a small town gal and not much of a fan of big cities, to see so many people from everywhere around the world on such similar terms living life and celebrating the new year really makes you realize how lucky we are all to be alive and bring in a brand new year!!! There is no way to explain the energy that was being passed through the streets of sydney that day so I wont even try to put it into words. After Nick and I spent about half an hour crawling through bushes and dark alley ways we made our way up to the best seat in the house. I climbed my way up a fence and watched the best fireworks display ever from a birds eye view of the crowd. Fireworks surrounding the 10,000 people on the street and I from all directions, from on top of the harbour bridge to behind the opera house to even the sykscrapers the fell behind us. Later that night Kelly, Nick and I wandered the streets of sydney full of energy and new years love. We sang along with a street performer and danced in a shopping center, things that will forever and always be held in my memories as New Years 2007!! I will say though that I am very lucky for all the people i have met along my travels thus far and without them I dont think I would have made it through the holidays. I miss everyone at home so much and wish you could have all be here experiencing all this. Tomorrow morning at 6 am I board a train with not much guaranteed but a hope to get some harvest work once again, in a small town called Griffith. Its going to be a rough few weeks considering I am scrapping the bottom of the barrel right now and still have so much I want to do in the future. So in other words wish me luck in all my endeavors and hope that I find some work. For all those who may worry DONT because it wouldnt be worth it if there wasnt alittle struggle along the way. I wish the best of luck for everyone in the year to come and hope that you keep with all your new years resolutions.