Best Job in the World

“Dreams are like stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.”

April 1 2009.

Well everyone, the moment of truth is almost here.

Tourism Queensland will announce which 10 candidates will join Clare from Taiwan in moving onto the next round tomorrow night. (11:00pm UTC = 5:00pm Thursday, Edmonton time). I spent last night staring at the ceiling as a million different thoughts and scenarios shot in and out of my mind and I’m sure tonight is going to be like that xA lot more. Crossing my toes, my fingers, have whispered a thousand prayers, will continue to pray tonight, and will probably continue to pray in my 3 hour class tomorrow, LOL eep! Oh, I’ve also been listening to some inspirational-type songs on repeat and that should also carry through to tomorrow as well. Haha.

Tomorrow at the time of announcement, I’ll be in my house, standing or sitting very close to my phone and my laptop, with a few friends, and also Global Edmonton and possibly CTV Edmonton, lol. I might also be on MSN talking to some of the other Top 50 candidates but my MSN has been wonky in terms of group chats and invites so we’ll see how that goes.

Dreaming of the Great Barrier Reef... Dreaming of the Best Job in the World..
Dreaming of the Great Barrier Reef... Dreaming of the Best Job in the World..

Anyway at this point I’m putting everything on destiny here. I have always been a firm believer in the notion that things happen for a reason so if I’m meant to move onto the next round then I will. <3

On that note of belief in the supernatural forces and what not, here’s my horoscope for the week/the big day tomorrow:

LEO – Weekly Horoscope

Your friends and partner are offering you a great deal of support, which you can continue to draw upon for long time. You can count on others to help you overcome challenges that could prove disconcerting. With a focus on your adventure zone, you’re looking to get ahead. Your ability to take a leap into the unknown will work in your favor. New love affairs look very promising and will bring you much happiness. This is one area of life that’s going to bring many opportunities to find the right match over the coming months.

April 2nd 2009

Your naturally warm personality is going to melt any icy personalities you encounter today, so it’s going to be a very social day whether you had planned on it or not. From small talk with the stranger standing in line behind you to a surprisingly in-depth conversation with a coworker you never get a chance to talk to, this day offers enriching exchanges that will make you pause and see people in a new light. You may have been judging someone incorrectly.

(Horoscope taken from reef-job.net).

LOOKING GOOD RIGHT?

Okay… so again, this is it everyone!

Photo Credit: Google
Photo Credit: Google

Also, if I am announced to be in the next round, I am totally throwing an Australian-y island-themed party for anyone and everyone who can and wants to attend before I head to Australia!!!!! :D :D :D

Now, with a final yearning look at the giant map on the wall of my room (LOL, dramatic much?), I’m off~

(Be sure to check everything I have tomorrow night for reactions and results and what not. I’d start with Facebook and Twitter, followed by probably youtube and/or this blog, lol. Hoping that it’s an excited and happy reaction and not a sad, depressing kind of heart-wrenching one. lol)

Thank you so much everyone for all of your support these last 2 months… This has seriously been such an incredible experience and I hope it doesn’t come to an end tomorrow night.

Talk you all soon… :-)

Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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5 Comments

  • Diana

    *hugs*

    The title of your post resonates with me. Have I ever explained my screenname? It’s exactly your title. Go after (chase) those things that you want the most, even if they seem completely out of reach (comets) because you just might get there. And if you don’t, you’ll find something better along the way.

    Crossing everything for you,
    Diana
    chasingcomets

  • Kim

    GOOD LUCK!!! I totally have faith in you.

    If I were you, I wouldn’t be sleeping at all!!!

  • Brownie

    Linda linda linda!!! Words cannot even describe how proud i am of you!!! You’re still little linda but with huge crazy dreams that are beginning to come true!!!! Ahhh!! I am sooo excited for you!!! I know you will get it and i will be crossing everything that you do!! You deserve it so much!!! Soo so much!!! Good luck!!!!!!! Luv you!!!!! <3

  • jackass andrew sung

    have fun!!!!!!!!!!! no need for luck cuz u got this

  • stk

    We’re on Vancouver Island, but we’re thinking “Edmonton”. Good luck girl!

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