When In Doubt, Flip A Coin

2014-05-31 15.34.02I write this on what many would call a lazy Sunday, lounging around in a somewhat of a beanbag chair at a hippie-ish hostel.

Actually, scratch that. It’s totally hippie, which is fine. For a few days anyway. There’s sand everywhere, especially in places sand shouldn’t be. The scent of incenses is in the air.

And I have absolutely no idea what to do in this itty-bitty town. I don’t surf or swim. I brought my bathing suit which I have yet to wear, which I didn’t wear even though I told myself I would. I left my suitcase in Brisbane, and only took my valuables with me along with a few pairs of clothes but it still seems like I over packed. I have peanut butter but I can’t use it since I have nothing to eat it with. I could just grab a spoon and go to town. The grocery store is miles away and there is one strip of restaurants within walking distant where my food options are limited. But if a girl’s gotta eat, a girl’s gotta eat.

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat

I went out on a beach/ hike walk thing yesterday where I surprisingly ran into the makers and creators of Y Travel Blog and their two very hyper girls. It’s always strange when I meet online “celebrities “ in person. Although it usually turns out that they’re just like regular people.

I then proceeded on the walk where I ended up at another beach, still very quiet with almost not a soul around, except for the guy who was sunbathing. Complete naked. Seriously, guy. The sun wasn’t even completely out.

Erm, anyway. If you haven’ t guessed it already, I’m in Noosa, which is just two-ish hours north of Brisbane.

2014-05-31 13.05.50Mostly because a coin flip told me to.

The coin flip is a powerful tool. Not because it makes a decision for you but because in those few seconds that the coin is in the air, you’re suddenly (maybe even unknowingly) rooting for either heads or tails. You’re rooting for what you really want. However, instead of always going for what we want, we stop and over-think. We wait. We seek permission.

I know I do.

Two month ago, I hopped on an airplane and flew to the other side of the world. The decision to do that wasn’t easy. But after dreaming about it for years, I finally took the leap.

Taking A Leap

Taking A Leap

But little did I realize that I would have to make many more decisions and take many more leaps during this journey.

Each time I make a decision, I worry. I wonder.

Each time I take a leap, I worry. I wonder.

I over-think.

Since being in Brisbane, I’ve been unbelievably stressed. The money is pouring out of my bank account, and trying to find a job has been difficult.

It seems like I’m always looking for work or creating yet another version of a CV to make it more appealing to the employer.

This is not fun.

In fact, it’s mega stressful.

I’ve been considering going away for a few days just so I could make myself relax. It turns out I really don’t know how to relax. But I still had to try and see a new place and re-ensure myself that everything is going to be OK.

Because if I didn’t try to relax and at least enjoy some of my time here in Australia, then what’s the point of being here? What’s the point of making myself fly to the other side of the world? What’s the point of all of this? Why am I here?

I always tell people to flip a coin when indecisive about anything. Yet, I’ve never taken my own advice. For days I was considering going to Noosa for a wee little holiday, but I was still unsure.

A British girl gave me a 2 pence coin to flip. I took the coin and flipped it.

Heads = Noosa

Tails = Stay in Brisbane for the weekend

In that moment when the coin was in the air, I was hopping and wishing for heads. I wanted to go to Noosa. I wanted to travel, even if for a little bit.

It was heads. It was decided.

The next day I hopped on a bus and two-ish hours later I arrived in the Sunshine Coast. Although my time here has been… uneventful. Perhaps it’s just what I needed.

Back to the city life tomorrow.

Do you ever take breaks to relax? If so, what do you do?


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  1. It sounds absolutely crazy, but when you are really in doubt you must do something and flipping a coin seems to be a great idea to solve this problem! You’ve been recently travelling like crazy and it’s wonderful to see how happy you are when you travel that much!!
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  2. I love that you flipped a coin. That’s amazing. I hope you do end up feeling less stressed out. I can’t imagine how frustrating its been looking for a job but I think being willing to wait it out and go through this will lead to amazing rewards. Good luck!
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