The day has finally come. Let the 30 hours of travelling begin. One day I'll be in Sydney - the next - MIAMI!

How am I feeling?

Like any person in my position would be. I’m about to fly to the other side of the world, where I know no one, my accent lets me stick out like a sore thumb and I have no clue what I’m about to really do (what living on a ship as part of a crew is really like!)


Well…not just excited – I feel like a cake – there’s a lot of things stirring up on the inside right now. Best way to describe it is kind of like a recipe:

· 2 cups of nervous butterflies swirling around

· 3 scoops of bubbling excitement

· ½ spoon of anxious thoughts being away from my family

· Just the perfect amount of confidence with the thought that somehow I am exactly where I am meant to be

If you know me, you know I love trying new things. What an opportunity to literally dive head first into the world! It’s exactly what I love about travelling – immersing myself. There are so many new cultures, ways of life to experience, people to meet, places to see – I can’t wait to start!

Before I left, I created a video on my Top 3 Tips to surviving a long plane trip - make sure to check it out!!!

Off I go!!!

I’m writing this throughout my journey from Sydney to Miami. American Airlines has just touched down in LA so I’m officially shouting "G'day USA!"

What an adventure I am embarking upon. Yes, I really speak like that.

The flight was WAY better than I could've imagined - I picked the lucky straw and somehow managed a seat in the middle of the plane - not too far from the bathrooms, and right in the middle of the plane - WITH NO ONE EITHER SIDE OF ME! That's right - three whole seats to myself. I loved every second - I mean, I felt a little bad for other passengers cramped in their one seat, but I needed sleep and I (like the person in front of me who also picked the lucky straw) stretched out and slept like a baby.

Such a beautiful view (no filters!)

Tomorrow is my first official day. I feel like a kid going to their first day of high school. But instead, I am a professional singer-songwriter from Sydney about to take up the role of a Piano Bar Entertainer for the Carnival Sensation which docks in MIAMI!