Australia is an unusual place, even for someone like myself who is used to living life a little differently. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it goes to show, no matter how much of an oddball you paint yourself to be, there will always be someone or some place that will redefine what it means to be different. The point really isn’t about how different you are, but what you can do with your own uniqueness.
While I’m learning that a lot of my own eccentricities don’t always fit with the common Australian culture, it doesn’t mean I can’t feel comfortable being where I am. It takes work, but then again, rarely anything good in life comes free with no effort required.