At around 9:00 pm I decided to take a break from studying and head outside for some air. As I leaned against the side of the student housing building where I live, I couldn’t help but still obsess over all the studying I would have to do to be ready for my final exam. My FINAL, final exam of my undergraduate education! All of a sudden I heard a BOOM!
That initial boom was followed by a few more and of course I started looking around to find where the noise was coming from. At first I thought it sounded like a car driving fast over a steel sewer cover, but then I realized that in Sydney sewer covers are only found on the sidewalks not in the middle of the road.
I looked in the air and there it was; beautiful colors that lit up the night sky over the harbor. It was the Darling Harbor Spectacular Lights Show that happens every Saturday at 9:00 pm. I was so worked up in my head, I did not even realize what was going on for the first few minutes. So I stayed a little longer outside.
I stared at the fireworks and thanked God that he allowed me the experience of living in Australia for four months. I thanked him for all the positive and negative experiences and how much I learned throughout my time here. I took a deep breath in as the last of the multi colored sparks disappeared leaving only smoke.
At that moment I realized that my time here in Sydney has been loud, fast, bright and quick just like a firework.