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the rise of the quarter life crisis

16 November, 2017

So, it seems a fair few of my friends are going through a bit of a quarter-life crisis at the moment.  I know the feeling all too well, having had my quarter life crisis early. At that time, I was still living at home, I quit my job without anything lined up, threw myself far too quickly into a relationship that ended in abrupt heartbreak, decided to join the defence force, changed my mind (thank goodness) and decided to move to…

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getting above your circumstances

8 November, 2017

The last few months have been a rather interesting time in my life. I have definitely stepped out of my comfort zone in a lot of areas, uprooted and continuously messed with any notion of routine, and thrown myself into a job completely different from anything I would have expected to do after uni (why would anyone get a job related to their degree?).  I have had some amazing opportunities, travelled to some amazing places, been able to strengthen some…

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5 ways to not look like a Tourist in New York

1 October, 2017

So, the last few months have flown. And they have been so incredibly full, that I have been so guilty of letting this little piece of my life untouched. I feel as though I have come back from New York with this renewed energy and focus on adventure. I’ve been a tourist in my own city almost – going to local shows, going on adventures with friends, and generally filling in life with all the wonderful things about home. Getting…

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email reflections: the difficulty with sharing expectations

7 July, 2017

Over the past few years I have developed the habit of emailing friends instead of texting or even calling. It started as a way to keep in touch with friends living overseas, and but since expanded to friends living down the road. As someone who finds writing comes as naturally as speaking, I absolutely love it. And considering that practically everybody loves mail (even the digital variety), so do they. Unlike text messages which are usually an instant response to a…

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new camera, new adventures

27 June, 2017

Well, I did it. I finally bought a new camera. And I think have made a very, very good life decision. Although it’s taken me longer than I would like to admit.  There are lots of benefits to be a natural researcher. Of course, the major one is that I get to learn bits and pieces about all nature of things. You make better decisions because you weigh up the pros and cons, and get to see the best options.…

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planning for new york

19 June, 2017

So, something hit me today. I am going to New York in less than 5 weeks. And would you like to see to see the list of things I have organised so far? Well, here it is: Flights. Travel Insurance.  Yep. That’s pretty much it.  Ok, so admittedly, I do also have a Pinterest board with lots of information about the city. And I’ve done a fair bit of reading and general research. Plus, I have a friend living there.…

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