Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just a few weeks have passed since the last blog but a lot has happened! I am settling in more at lululemon and really enjoying my fellow "educators." We are currently doing a 30 day challenge of 30 classes in 30 days! I am a little behind right now but I have no doubt that I will exceed my 30 class goal : ) If we do complete a total of 30 classes (yoga, spin, aerobics, etc), we all get a wonderful reward of a day at a spa! How cool is that?!

PwC officially started their busy season this week but Matt is still home by 6pm! It's just amazing the difference between the Australian mindset and the American mindset when it comes to work/life balance. They truly stand by their "no worries" mentality and what will get done, will get done. Matt, on the other hand, doesn't quite grasp that concept. It's as if he is mentally tied to working longer days. He's worried that he's not doing enough even though all the managers and partners that he has worked with continues to praise him and his work ethic. It'll take some time getting used to the normal 8 hr day but I'm sure that he'll get there :)

A few weekends ago we took a day trip to Mornington Peninsula, another wine region near Melbourne. It reminded me of Dahlonega but with 10 times more wineries and well, much better tasting wine! I never got tired of seeing rolling hills covered with grape vines. After purchasing five bottles of wine, we decided to stop at a local microbrewery called Red Hill Brewery. Needless to say, Matt was in heaven and to be honest, so was I! The beer was delicious but expensive so we weren't able to have but a few. I'm sure that we'll be back in the near future to taste the rest of the beers they have to offer.

Now, on to SYDNEY! Over the 4th of July weekend, we decided to celebrate the birth of America's independence by visiting the birthplace of Australia! We took a ferry ride to Manly Beach, walked around downtown Sydney, walked to Paddington Market, did a bike tour and pub tour, and visited the Blue Mountains in just three days! It was a fantastic weekend that went by way too quick. Sydney is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend anyone to visit if they can. It reminded me a lot of LA with the beautiful weather and "beachy" feel.

On a side note, I do have to say that I enjoy Melbourne a bit more but that could just be because I'm biased :)

Well, wish me luck in my 30 day challenge and Matt in his busy season! We miss and love you all and can't wait to visit home in November! It'll be here before we know it! Cheers!