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22 February 2003 @ 11:47 am
so... i'm taking a break from packing.

i actually think i'm about halfway done. which isn't bad considering i wanted to be completely done by monday night; and i plan to spend all day packing today since my housemates are away until tomorrow afternoon. i've been spending nights going out with friends and saying goodbyes, but it doesn't feel real that i'm actually leaving for good this time. sarah and i were talking about the possibility of traveling overseas together sometime, and i really do have faith that i will see many of these again. charlotte once gave me a quote that said something like "those who are meant to meet again will, and they will be ready for it", and i believe that. everything happens for a reason, right?

sarah gave me this gorgeous card and in it she wrote thankyou for being so kind and understanding, the world needs more people like you, and i realise that maybe i wasn't so alone up here in queensland as i first thought. it doesn't mean that i regret my decision because i don't; but i am leaving behind much more that i anticipated. i'm always surprised when i find out how much people really do care sometimes. like i always see myself as being more invisible than i really am; but i've always been surrounded by people who care just so, so much. and it's a nice realisation.

i ate a meal with chopsticks last night, for the first time ever. i brought "The Lovely Bones" to read on the way back to adelaide, and i made a promise to myself to keep a travel journal along the way. i've just about finished downloading all my songs for my cds, i have pat's video card to rent some movies, and this time next week, i'll be home again. maybe i'll pack 2 more boxes and start on my suitcase, and then do something else for the rest of the day. call me antisocial, but i really do love having the house to myself all day.

outlook express hates my hotmail account, but i'm not sure if the problem is with hotmail, or outlook. ugh.
*: satinewannabeflapper on February 21st, 2003 08:15 pm (UTC)
Chopsticks! SO fun. How did you go so long without using them? ;P
Isn't "The Lovely Bones" cool? I think it would be neat if that's what Heaven was really like.. and also kind of weird.. hm.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 23rd, 2003 12:08 am (UTC)
hehe... i never really had the patience before to use them, i would always give up so easily... but that night i decided to persevere as my friend was quite capable of using them and i didn't want to feel *too* uncultured *lol*, and before long, i got the hang of it! hooray :D
i haven't started reading "the lovely bones" yet, but probably tonight or tomorrow :)
the air in yr lungspassionetta on February 21st, 2003 08:38 pm (UTC)
the lovely bones is SO good
i love it so much.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 23rd, 2003 12:09 am (UTC)
i've heard such wonderful things about it... i've only read the first page so far (about the penguin in the snowglobe), and even that alone is beautiful. i can hardly wait to get into the rest of it :)
the air in yr lungspassionetta on February 23rd, 2003 12:30 am (UTC)
this one part near the end just made me cry it aws so beautiful and amazing.
And come the dawn I'll be long gone__electrique on February 22nd, 2003 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm sure everybody loves you more than you can imagine Jade dear! It's so easy to love you...you are such a wonderful person!!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 23rd, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
awww, thankyou! :) it just takes me by surprise sometimes.
for the heart is an organ of fireindiansummers on February 22nd, 2003 04:50 am (UTC)
it's always nice to discover that there are more people who care about you than you realise. :-)
and, 'The Lovely Bones' is a lovely book, I struggled to put it down. I got so absorbed that I felt like it was real. It's a problem I have with my over-active imagination!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 23rd, 2003 12:10 am (UTC)
yes, it is - it always gives you such a nice feeling :)
and ooh, it sounds wonderful :) i imagine i'll have plenty of time to get into it once we're driving back to adelaide!