I’d been brainstorming for months and getting nowhere. I knew I wanted to start a blog but didn’t know what about. I wanted something that would provide value to its readers—not another blog turned diary—and I needed an outlet for me to be honest and unleash my creativity.
The idea for I Want That Kangaroo! came in mid-June of 2012 after a one-on-one with my boss. She came up with the brilliant idea for me to blog about my move to Australia. After that meeting a light bulb switched on… what an awesome opportunity!
I‘m a university graduate and hold an Honours BA in English Literature. I spent a year in college studying Creative Advertising and my full-time job specializes in providing television listings under a nationwide media company. When I’m not writing or blogging, I enjoy hanging out with friends, reading anything and everything (especially things travel and/or personal finance-related) and volunteering for environmental initiatives in Toronto.
I also love doing anything crafty, sporty, outdoorsy or tree hugger-like (hiking, snowboarding, gardening); keeping up with the latest news in anything indie music; and of course cheering on the good ol’ Maple Leafs (they’ll get there… eventually).
In December 2011 I impulsively booked a flight to Sydney, Australia for August 2012. I knew that if I hadn’t booked that flight, I wouldn’t have followed through. As an aspiring jet-setter, my goal is to soak in the Aussie lifestyle by travelling the large island while making a few steady paychecks along the way.
For all the fellow travel-obsessed peeps out there, my hope is that this blog will give you an insight into what Australia’s all about, as well as share with you things I did along the way to help make my move as cost-efficient as possible. And for those not interested or planning on paddle-boating to Oz anytime soon, I aspire to provide some sort of value through my writing and day-to-day experience.
This blog is my baby! Everything is written, edited and managed by myself and the opinions and experiences come from yours truly.
I am in no way a travel expert, couponing queen or accredited financial mentor… just an average girl wanting to share her experiences (both good and failed) to any readers who may be interested.
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