Another year, another ode, another opportunity to reflect on the last 365 days. If 2016 was my year of “re-awakening”, by 2017 I was well and truly awake. Up until I quit my full-time job late last year, the image that kept playing in my head was of me sitting in a waiting room, patiently waiting for my name to be called. This year I gained … Continue reading An ode to 2017
I’ve been living in London for 76 days now and it still feels like a dream. Not in an “I’m walking on sunshine” way where every moment of everyday has been perfect and unforgettable. It’s been a dream because I feel like I get to hit the refresh button and start anew. Hitting the refresh button is about leading the life you’ve always wanted to … Continue reading 76 days later
Dear Diary… The humble teenage journal. So simple yet so effective at capturing the often intense emotions of teenage angst we all experienced at one stage or another. And oh so entertaining and cringe-worthy to read as fully grown adults who still feel like they don’t have their shit together most of the time. Like many, I mostly turned to my beloved journal after going through … Continue reading Diary of a fifteen year old
As a kid the possibilities seemed so endless. Everything and anything felt within reach. Breakdancer, artist and rockstar were all perfectly viable options to a five year old. But as we move into adulthood, the realities of life begin to set in. It’s no longer about chasing wild childhood dreams, but about developing and sustaining a solid career that will provide you with fruitful opportunities to progress higher and … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
And just like that another year has passed. But not without the usual bumps, kinks and bends in the road that make the ride all the more memorable. If there was one thing this year has been for me, it’s been a little bit of a reawakening. And not in a “take me to church” spiritual kind of way or barefoot yogi, “I only eat organically activated … Continue reading Ode to 2016
I’ve been watching a new TV show on SBS called The Family Law (#freetoairTVisnotdead). Based on writer Benjamin Law’s autobiographical book of the same name, the show revolves around a colourful and vivacious 14 year-old Law as he navigates his way through adolescence in pursuit of his big dreams, all the while balancing the demands and quirks of his migrant Chinese parents as they settle into life in … Continue reading Azn Pride
I’ve heard lots of people tell me how fast this year has gone; how it’s just flown by and now the new year is only a few hours away. But for me it’s been quite the contrary. Despite how much change there has been this year (see previous post), the amount of places visited and things done, the year has unravelled at a pace I’ll liken to a … Continue reading Ode to 2015
Life is like a shopping trolley full of groceries. Packed to the brim with life’s riches, rolling the thing home requires balance. Because no-one wants their bag of oranges rolling down Anzac Parade. A few weekends ago my bananas fell out of the trolley and I had an internal combustion. If there’s one thing this new job has taught me it’s the importance of leading a … Continue reading Shopping trolleys
x Grandma AL Continue reading Walk This Way
Change is never an easy thing. When you’re comfortable with what you’re doing and where you are in life, the last thing you need is a curve ball strong enough to knock you off your stable ledge and into the unknown waters below. But then again, how do you know there isn’t something better out there? If we knew with certainty which way to go in life, whether it … Continue reading Sink or swim?