As my travel plans slowly come together, it’s been time for me to start sorting out my beginnings in Sydney. Now, for any of you that know me well enough, I’m a pretty indecisive person, so when it came to me looking for somewhere to stay in Sydney for my first few weeks that I planned to stay there for, it started to slow down my planning even more so. I researched a lot of hostels that were close to everything in the city and spoke to a number of friends that have stayed in different places and I just couldn’t quite bring myself to actually go ahead and make a final decision on one.
One decision that I had no trouble making was me doing my Surfing Instructor course at some point during my travels – but this was weighed down with the decision on when to actually do it! My original plan was not to stay in Sydney too long because I didn’t want to get sucked into the city life and push back my “backpacking up the East Coast plans” however, after speaking to a wise old man (Dad!) it became apparent that it makes total sense for me to train up as a surf coach BEFORE I backpack as it’ll be a great way to stay in one place for a decent amount of time and earn some cash as I go. Reading some other surfer blogs I’ve also learnt that although the pay may not be great as a coach in some places, your accommodation and food is usually covered. PERFECT!
So me making a pretty big decision has actually cleaned up the rest of them! – I’ll be staying in Sydney for 3 months at the Mojo Surf Camp to become a qualified Level 1 Surf Instructor. Obviously, I’ll be blogging as I go so prepare for a overload of surf posts, photos, experiences THE LOT!
Don’t you just love it when plans fall into place!?