I spend a lot of my time daydreaming about the places I want to go that I forget that I live in a city that people on the other side of the world daydream about travelling to! It dawned on me that I shouldn’t take for granted what is on my doorstep.
My uni is only a short walk to Darling Harbour in Sydney and one Monday I had a few hours break between classes so I thought screw it..I’m going to lunch. Darling Harbour is one of my favourite places in the city. I wouldn’t call myself a foodie but I do love to eat and there is so much choice as there are a vast amount of restaurants that surround the harbour. As a popular tourism precinct in Sydney there were a lot of people around which made me feel better about my midday Monday indulgence. I could have just had a Subway sandwich because technically I am still overlooking the harbour but I wanted to go the whole hog. I went to Olivo’s restaurant, got a table for one, ordered my creamy pasta dish, a glass of wine, and sat there extremely happy with myself.
Its funny how I felt awkward at first for enjoying something that I would do on holiday, at home. My first thought was to grab something cheap and on the go because we hardly ever stop to enjoy what the holiday makers enjoy. Its there so why not enjoy it?
Okay so maybe I could have been procrastinating with uni a little. But I’d like to justify my long lunch by pointing out that I was appreciating the sights around me because some people travel half a world to see what I walk by all the time and I consider myself very lucky 🙂