Weekend Getaway to Sydney

Am I the only one who experiences a crap ton of writer's block? Not in the normal sense that I literally don't know what to write about, but just that I have so many things I want to share that I have no idea where to even start. This tends to lead to me falling behind in my writing, feeling guilty I haven't written anything, and then prolonging my motivation to actually write. If you do experience writer's block...how do you overcome it?

Back in September, my partner and I took a trip to Sydney for the weekend. He had to do some stuff for his MBA and I tagged along because HELLO, I had yet to explore Sydney so why would I pass that opportunity up? As he spent most of the time doing school work,  I spent most of the trip exploring alone but I wasn't going to let that detour me.

We got in super late which didn't leave much for the first night. Opting for AirBnB (which was a very pleasant experience), we avoided the hustle and bustle of staying in a hotel in the CBD or the craziness that can come from staying in a hostel. We were staying in Potts Point which actually was a pretty decent place to stay. The next morning was an early start for my partner which meant I was getting up early as well. This was totally ok though. I wanted to get a good start to exploring Sydney. I walked down along by the naval base before entering the Royal Botanic Gardens. Like every tourist ever, I wanted to see the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The walk took about 30 minutes even with me frequently stopping to take photos.

This was actually taken from the Harbour Bridge not the Gardens
That day I clearly had lost my marbles as I decided to walk everywhere. After taking a few, very touristy shots of the Sydney Opera House from the Gardens I thought, "You know what? I'm going to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge...alone". For those of you who might not know this about me, I have a somewhat irrational fear of going over a bridge. The fear isn't as great when I'm walking because I feel like I have a bit more control but when I'm driving...It's pretty bad (I blame one of my firefighter ex-boyfriends for this fear). Before walking all the way to the bridge, I stopped for some lunch at one of the many outdoor cafes located by the Opera House. From memory, I want to say it was $15 for a pint of beer and a burger from the joint I stopped at. By Australian standards, this is pretty cheap. From there I continued my walk to the bridge. I ended up stumbling upon a really cute outdoor market located close to the bridge. I spent some time here and ended up buying a cute little present for my dog (because who doesn't buy their dogs gifts when they go away for the weekend?).

I finally made it to the bridge. For the first few meters, I actually didn't have any issues. Once I reached the middle of the bridge though, I started having a little wave of panic roll over me. I was on the bridge, alone, slightly paralyzed with fear when it hit me. I needed to put my big girl pants on and get over it. I was on the middle of the bridge. I couldn't stay there forever and let fear consume me. So I continued walking until I reached the end. I walked a little bit farther to Sydney's Luna Park. Not gonna lie, I enjoyed Luna Park. I took a bit of a rest before walking back over the bridge.
Isn't this just an amazing view?
The walk back through the gardens during sunset proved to provide some awesome pictures. That night was spent eating some amazing Italian food near Kings Cross. I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant because it was really good! We capped off the night watching the Chelsea game at a bar and having some drunk man hit on my partner. Needless to say, it was highly entertaining!
One of my favourite pictures!

Keep an eye out for Weekend Getaway to Sydney Day 2!


Until next time...
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