Time flies when you’re having fun!

Apparently it’s been two years since I’ve posted on my blog. How horrifying. I thank my loyal followers for still hanging around, and I’m pleased that people still drop by daily to encourage me.

A lot has happened in these two years. I’ve driven tractors for harvest season on one of the southern-most towns of Western Australia, driven road trains and had a ball. I’ve loved and lost love, lived and witnessed too much loss of life.

While I’ve kept my Jillaroo Jess Facebook page going, I felt like a phony writing as ‘Jillaroo’ Jess yet driving trucks. Recently, however, the tables have turned.

I am excited to announce that I have landed a job overseeing a cattle station in the Pilbara region of Australia. Almost a quarter of a million acres of desert located on the beach. Does that sound like paradise to you? It is. If you count the 50 billion flies and 2 snakes who live in the cutlery drawer in our 120yr old stone house.

Stay tuned for grand tales of my truck driving and harvesting adventures, as well as my new adventures working in this incredibly unique and wild corner of the world.


20 Replies to “Time flies when you’re having fun!”

  1. Congratulations on landing the new job (I’m a couple of months too late to congratulate you, but whatevs). Would love to see photos of that old gorgeous house – managing that much land sounds like a monstrous job! Your not a phony, your a legend – a truck driver has hardcore traits that can be likened to the toughness of a jillaroo 🙂 I myself would be freaked out driving on those dark dusty roads at night.

  2. Hi Amy, I had a hard time imagining this countryside until I moved to this region too. It’s not really countryside. More.. Desert. Haha! Australia has just about every terrain!

  3. Yay! Welcome back. Actually, I have a hard time imagining your countryside. I look forward to your photos and stories.

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