It's almost ten years to the day that I moved to Australia.
I switched rain for sun
but there were plenty of negatives too.
snakes & spiders
crocs & cockroaches
sharks & jellyfish
I spent the first six months religiously checking inside my shoes before slipping them on
I've spent ten years not swimming in the ocean
This week, my luck ran out.
I had a brush with one of the nasties- one, may I add, that I was in no way warned about.
I was unprepared
for the terrifying, the fear inducing
The pain was excruciating,
breath-taking (<-- see what I did there??)
And as I fumbled in my shirt to see what had bitten me,
it bit me again.
I shook it out of my shirt
and as I lifted my foot to exact my revenge
it scuttled down a crack in the pavement.
Please note: this photo was taken four days after the terrible incident. SO SO painful! Everyone was like "meh, it's just an ant bite, deal with it". No sympathy whatsoever!