All posts tagged: National Day of Thanksgiving

Thank You to the Taxi Driver who said “Don’t Go With Him!”

This is not a story I’m overly proud of.  I was young and naïve – a Tassie girl in the big smoke of Sydney. I had moved there to study as a fresh-faced 17-year-old, full of courage and optimism, determined to turn my passion for dancing into a career.  Yes people, the starry-eyed, teenaged version of myself wanted to eke out a living turning pirouettes on a stage somewhere.  Goodness knows the stress I put my parents through when I told them I wanted to move to Sydney to study a bachelor of dance before I’d even reached the legal age to have a beer at the local (although, that may have been more of a comfort…). My sister came to visit a few months in – she would have been all of 14-years.  I met her at the airport and in the taxi rank we got talking to the middle-aged man she sat beside on the plane.  He said he lived near my lodgings in Leichhardt, so we shared a cab to split the hefty …