I am so amped for my upcoming trip to the states on Monday! So this Friday is all about five things that I miss (and cant wait to return to!) in the states. Dont get me wrong: I love Australia, but there are little things here and there where I’m like “ahhh I miss ________________”
As a side note: friend, family and a certain little furry puppy top the list any day
| ONE | Target, drug stores and reasonably priced toiletries. I’ve ranted about fake Australian “Target“, but y’all, you dont know what you’ve got till it’s gone! A catch all store like Target (or even a Walgreens!) are hard to find in Australia. They have drugstores, but typically, they are full of uber expensive goods (compared to the states). Ill be stocking up next week on our depleted toiletries, for sure! And Target: here I come!!
| TWO | Phone plans. I never even thought about my phone or internet usage – obviously when I would pay the monthly bills I knew how much that cost, but I never worried about minutes or how much data I used on my phone/computer/tablet, but here I 100% do. Now I know this is partly my own fault because I couldn’t sign up for a full 12 month plan and our cable isn’t hooked up with the internet, but neither here nor there: I am constantly worrying about minutes and data.
| THREE | I truly miss good ole U-S-A grocery stores. Food stores here are small and lack a lot of the selection I took for granted in America. The selection is better in Sydney than it was in Perth, but it still pales in comparison to the states.
| FOUR | Americans must come by their reputations of always being in a rush honestly, because I swear I am the fastest walker in Australia. Or at the very least Sydney. And actually, this one is a catch 22 because I do like the more leisurely way of life that Australia offers, but man! When you’re in a rush or are carrying something heavy, a little pep in your step wouldn’t hurt 😉
| FIVE | Right on red. While I dont drive in Sydney as much as I did in Perth, it still drives me nuts that you can’t take a “right on red” (in quotes because it would be a left on red here, but whatever). Side note: I’m an impatient driver.
So yeah, after writing this one, I am an American through and through: an impatient driver, who constantly feels as if she needs to rush off somewhere, who desperately misses her food. I’m owning it, y’all! And in a few short days, for a whole week, I won’t be the only one.
Have great weekends! Until next time…