My plans! Oh my gosh! You guys need to know my plans! I need to tell you! Why? I don't know...
Well, firstly, I'm going to be graduating from high school in November, which will be awesome. To those not familiar with the school system in Australia, we graduate in November, Queensland a week before everyone else. Most people then go to "Schoolies" something I'm not going to. It's essentially a massive party. Also, don't go to any popular holiday destinations during this time, there will be teenagers everywhere.
Me? I'm going to gather all my stuff and head to my dad's place in Brisbane. Move away from my mum and younger brother and have a room of my own. Then, I'm going to get a part-time job, and go to University. What am I going to do there? I'm going to major in Games Design. Yes, you read that right! I'm going into the gaming industry! It's one of the few industries which requires a combination of skill, creativity and logic, a balance which not everyone has. And for some reason, I do. Maybe this was destiny!
And then I'm going to get a job in games design. If I can. Which isn't guaranteed. I might get a job with Halfbrick Studios! You know, the people who made Fruit Ninja? Yeah, them! That will let me stay in Queensland! But then again, there are some awesome overseas companies too...
Places I'd love to go but will never be able to live:
Most of Europe
Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth...
Anywhere it snows or gets so cold water starts freezing.
I'm a Queenslander! I hate the cold! I mean, the Yogscast (situated in Bristol, England) were complaining of the heat, and it was only 30 degrees Celsius. I'm sitting here, it's supposed to be winter, and it's predicted to be only 4 degrees colder during the heat of the day. Also, it's only getting down to 13 degrees at night, which I think is cold enough. I sleep under a small pile of blankets! I don't think I'd manage if that's what they think is hot. I'd hate to be there when they think it's cold!
Also, Queensland is really, really vibrant. Naturally. Like, coral reefs, bright green leaves, jade seas, bright blue skies, shining sandy shores... I don't think I'd be able to live without it! It's beautiful!
Yes, I know there's a lot of deadly things here, but that just adds to the beauty! I've seen spiders and snakes, sharks and jellyfish. It's not the safest place to live, but I don't think I'd be able to give it up.
And I was thinking of giving it up too... I've already seen Sydney, the Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, the Sunshine Coast and so much more... I have some things left to see (Uluru, Eighty Mile beach, A lot of stuff out west) but I've never gone outside Australia. I've never seen New York, London, LA, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, or any other amazing cities. I've never even seen snow, even though that does occur in parts of Australia. I'm not sure I want to ever see snow.
But I now realize just how much I love coastal Queensland's climate. Warm and slightly humid. Rainy during summer and dry during winter. Minimal temperature variation between the seasons. It's just perfect for me.
So, uh, yeah. I'm not leaving. I'm too used to the temperatures. Is there anywhere else like this though? Probably, but not where my family lives. My family all live here, and so I will too... I'll just travel a bit... Maybe to PAX prime! And Bronycon! They don't occur during winter! Oh, how I'd hate it if they were in winter. Why I'm probably never gonna go to PAX Aus. Melbourne in winter, no way I'm going anywhere near there at that time! Maybe... I might... I'd just have to be in a couple layers of clothing. Like 5. 5 is a good number. On the other had, Supanova, an Australian pop culture expo that travels to a couple of the cities, including Brisbane, I will be going to eventually! Apparently, the one in Brisbane is the biggest. That's going to be interesting. I'm not much of a people person.
So, uh, yeah. That's my plans for the future, including things I'm not going to do.
Wow. This is a long blog entry...
I'm going graduate, move to Brisbane, study Games Design and not live anywhere cold, ever. Possibly. I hate the cold. Australia is too beautiful to give up living in anyway. However, I will travel! Hopefully! And I may see you at a Bronycon, or PAX Prime, or Supanova in Brisbane! In a few years! Cause it might take that long...
I feel awesome now!