This year, I thought I’d go through my top ten and explain a little about why it made the cut, as well as sharing my shortlisted top 30, to give you all more of an idea of my music taste (and maybe even introduce you to something, as a few of my picks are Aussie artists!).Read More
Every year, we think we’ll be different in the next.
And in some ways, we are. New jobs, new life experiences, new travel, new family members - they all change us, make us better, sometimes make us worse, versions of ourselves. I’ve been guilty, ever year to date, of thinking “next year will be different”.
In 20XX, I will… lose weight, be more productive, nap less, drink less Coke…
You name it, I’ve made it a resolution.Read More
This year I turned 27, which for some reason felt like a huge milestone – bigger than 25 did, the year I got married. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact reason for the fear I felt turning 27, but in the end I reasoned it must be because I was officially late twenties, an age I’d often imagined myself at in my teens. Media told me that my teens were going to be hard, and that was okay. My twenties would be about finding myself, and my late twenties I would have “made it”. I’d know who I was, where I was going, and I’d be comfortable enough in my skin to make it happen.
Well, I think you can guess, dear reader, that it didn’t turn out quite like that. Instead, at 27, I still feel utterly lost. Not to say that I don’t enjoy my life, or feel fulfilled in many ways. But I don’t know who I am, what I’m doing, or where I’m going. On a daily basis, or as a whole.
But I do know some things that I didn’t know at 17. And I do know what I wish I’d known, and what I’m still learning now. So that’s something, right?
So here it is – what I wish I’d known at 17.
You will never look like “those girls”. You look like you. You will save a lot of pain if you accept that.
You will read so many books that will change you and help you grow. Pick them up and devour them whole.
Love will come in its own time. You won’t be alone forever. Enjoy being single, and wait for her to find her way to you.
People will leave, and it will hurt. You’re better off for it. Your true friends are the ones who become part of you and they are the ones worth caring about.
You need to learn to make mistakes, and to own them. The sooner you start, the better.
Save your money. For the love of god, save your money.
Study what you want to study, not what you think you should. Explore your passions while you’re young, it only gets harder as you get older.
You’re going to be okay.
And then, it was December. December passed in a blur – watching gay marriage be legalised live in Parliament House, attempting VLOGMAS, making and buying presents, working and editing like crazy. In the week before Christmas we were invited on my brother in law’s family houseboat. And if you’ve never swam in a nearly deserted lake, surrounded by mountains – let me say, it’s one to add to the bucket list.Read More