Awesome! I love the forests down south (haven't been for at least 20 years to Pemberton though). That must have been a bit scary climbing the trees! (when I was there I was too young i'd say...so missed that experience!). Nice to go somewhere away from the city for the weekend! And nice that your boyfriend has been texting you more :) Definitely would have helped give you more courage :) I know exactly what you mean about the anxious feelings.....I've been having them too! Like, I dropped from one unit (to do 3), and I feel almost guilty that I did! Even though i'm considering changing my major from Fine Art to something more practical, like Graphic Design (still creative).
I went to The Pinnacles with a friend from uni a couple of weeks ago (to celebrate last weekend off before uni :P ), it was our first time. Definitely not as good as the photos make it out to be, but it was fun! Most memorable thing was trying on hats to buy at the gift shop, and my friend slowly took the hat off my head.....to show me a huge huntsman spider dangling off the hat!!! Scary lol. The old ladies behind the counter didn't seem phased...in fact didn't budge an inch when it crawled away on the floor to somewhere else in the shop!
Travelling alone definitely has its benefits! Nice that you met an Irish guy. Did you meet in Cork? I went there on my trip, it was so quaint :) The pubs were great (and they have a very distinct accent!).
About the Police, well I left an hour early for my psych exam but I knew I wasn't going to make it! Luckily, I called them, and they said the whole 6-12 months waiting period is just a deterrent/warning for people who continually without reason fail to attend testing, and doesn't apply to someone who voluntarily withdraws. So they said any time I want I can reapply! So my plan is, to make myself really fit (so I easily pass the physical), and apply again within 6 months (however long it takes to be truly fit). So....a big relief!!! In the meantime i'll do these three units, which don't look too hard.
Plus, at the moment looks like i'm getting plenty of work! I've actually got 24hrs this week in deli, which is a Coles record for me :P I'll finally have no excuse to fix all the broken stuff in my car haha :) Might not be on Austudy for long after all :D
How long now until your ball?