A Love Letter to My Home

A Love Letter to My Home

I have always loved the one place people told me I should move on from - my comfort zone. But, I find being comfortable is nice. It's laying in bed with my cat reading a book, it's watching a movie at home on a Saturday night, it's not wanting to move away from where I [...]

Where I’ve Been (And Where I’m Going)

Where I’ve Been (And Where I’m Going)

When we packed up our house, labouring through the last of the cleaning, something in those final moments felt significant. Closing the blinds, mopping the floors, switching off the lights one last time. I remember nothing but happy memories in that house - the moments that turn it from a house to a home. As [...]

Breaking News! Kidding, You Can’t Have It

Breaking News! Kidding, You Can’t Have It

Hopefully you are allowed to read this before it gets banned. This week, the rich and powerful have really shown the power and control they hold over the content we consume and what we are "allowed" to know. Overnight, Facebook completely wiped any pages that share Australian and international news in our country, and have [...]

Offline Is A Luxury

Offline Is A Luxury

I say as I post this online. I tend not to give 'life updates' on here anymore. Sharing most details of my life on a public website of my own creation since before I was a teenager has been both a blessing and a curse. For starters, when attending family gatherings and that distant relative [...]

The Beauty of Living

The Beauty of Living

It is easy to dwell on regret and imagine a life we aren't living, imagining that every decision we ever made has determined the path of our lives. What if I had continued dancing and became a performer? If I paid attention in school, what I have become an academic or a scientist? The plain [...]

Winning When the World Lost

Winning When the World Lost

To sum up this year so far, I would say it's been pretty sh*t. Now more than ever, it was (and still is) so important to take care of ourselves and each other. Although the obvious circumstances weren't ideal, I found this year allowed me to spend time doing things that truly bring me joy. [...]

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Life almost flashes before your eyes when you turn another year older. As I sit here now, patiently waiting for my 22nd birthday tomorrow, I'm confronted with all of the people, experiences and events that have shaped me into who I am today. While at first I thought I hadn't achieved a great deal in [...]

When There Aren’t Enough Lifeboats

When There Aren’t Enough Lifeboats

When anxiety hijacks my brain, a part of my mind realises what is happening and tries to jump onto the nearest lifeboat to safety. Sometimes we make it there, maybe sweating a little, but the worst has been avoided. Other days, we leave stragglers behind to drown when there just aren't enough lifeboats to save [...]

I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

You other brothers can't deny! If you know me, follow me (on the internet, not in real life) or have heard of me, you are likely to know I don't mind a good book or two... hundred. You know that urge you get once you've finished an insane Netflix series and you just HAVE to [...]

The Expectations of Growing Up

The Expectations of Growing Up

Growing up is weird. Am I an adult or still a child as I make my way through my twenties? People around me are getting married, having children and buying houses whilst I don't even like to make my own doctors appointments. As soon as you hit 21, it's like society delivers a gift at [...]