Opinions of a murri woman...

Opinions of a murri woman...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What's next?



As I write this blog, I'm laying down on a slightly itchy hotel room bed in the Rural town of 'Golburn'... Only a few hours ago, I was awake at 5am in a 3 bedroom mansion on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour, then behind the microphone at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, presenting along side my dear friend Kyran, for what would be our last simulation air time for the year....

Today we said goodbye to our 'Next Fm' radio station... A radio station we built from scratch as a team and successfully ran for 9 days. I haven't worked so hard all year, but looking back on it, I will class it as one of the best moments in my career so far.

Two hours after I finished my last shift, I was on a bus to Golburn for my week of 'Work experience' at '2GN'... I was meant to catch a train but theres track work being done at the moment and all passengers were told we were travelling by bus...

Sitting on my seat, I look around to see I'm surrounded by old ladies with white hair, glasses and old guys nodding off, then a ringtone sounds from someones phone, a country song.... Not long after, a message tone, the sound of a cow mooing'..... From that point on I knew the country was where I was headed....

So after 4 hours of stopping at every shit house town on the way down, I finally made it....Driving into Golburn, I see nothing but green hills, dry grey trees, heritage buildings, a cemetary, and a HUGE Jail..... As we pull up to the train station and get off the bus, I take in the views and think to myself... HHHHMMMM, this place kinda reminds me of somewhere.... Locals, utes, small country banks and shops, a woolies where no one uses the self check in registers and instead they use the check out chick they know, the hotel guy who says, 'Hows it going', when I check into my 'MOTEL'..... Yep, theres definately something about this town indeed....

Oh, now I know, it's EXACTLY like my home town of Atherton.... For a town I've never been to before, I feel strangely at home.... I just came from woolies and am now laying back in my 1.2 star motel. It's not much but it's home for the next week, as I begin my journey after 'Next Fm'.... Leaving today on the bus myself, I felt sad and soooo alone... Sad that my journey at radio school is coming to an end,and sad about leaving my friends at home..





This year has just flown... It seems like only yesterday I arrived at school, full of fear, determination, optimism and doubt.... As I start my work placement tomorrow I'll be thinking of all of my fellow classmates scattered across the country in there own workplacements....

To Kyran, Maxy, Sarah H, Miles, Sarah N, Maz, Alex, Gina, and steve.... I'm so grateful that I got to learn along side some of the countries best broadcasters. I Will cherish every moment, every laugh, every bitch and every drink we shared together... You have all been like a second family to me all year and there is no way I would've finished the year without all of your encouragement and support. I wish you all nothing but the best for the future, and hope to keep in contact with each and every one of you over the years to come....




And to Golburn and radio 2GN..... I'll meet you tomorrow... For now, It's chicken ceaser salad time....

One Love, One Life....

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