Normal Things that are Quietly Astonishing
There are some things that are an accepted part of the world but are also kind of amazing. Sometimes I like to imagine that I was born in the 19th Century and suddenly transported to the present day. I would wander around with astonishment and be truly gobsmacked at the kind of stuff going on. […]
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Discovering Local Bands
I have always loved live music, but I didn’t really get into local music until my housemate, who is a musician, moved in to our share house. I started going along to his gigs and began to notice other great local bands that were performing at the same venues. I soon learnt that there is a […]
What does it mean when we say that someone is ‘warm’? To me, a warm person is someone who is friendly and kind. When you are around them, you feel safe and comfortable, like being curled up in a warm blanket. Warm people are open to connection rather than being ‘cold’ or unfriendly.
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I Always Get Hungry at 11am
My morning is going well. I’m a couple of hours into whatever I am doing, and I am getting stuff done. I should be able to fit in another couple of hours of study or work before I have a lunch break. Then a wave of hunger hits me. I’m suddenly starving and wishing it […]
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Story of an Entire Life
My grandfather (Pa) died three years ago, and his memoirs were recently published for his family and friends to read. He wrote his memoirs before he got sick, and they tell the story of his life from start to finish, bit by bit. He writes about many pranks played on family members when he was young. […]
A Little Beach Holiday
I recently went on a two-night beach holiday with a couple of friends. Even though it was only a short holiday, I felt so relaxed and happy by the end of it. What is it about little holidays like this that is so good for my mental health?
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A Country on Fire
Lately, there have been bush fires blazing all over the country. I grew up in the Adelaide Hills, an area with an increased likelihood of bush fires occurring. It’s scary to know that areas near where I grew up could be burnt to a crisp on one of these hot, windy days.
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I Love Weddings
I am in my mid-twenties, and to my disappointment, very few of my friends are getting married! It seems as though our generation is more reluctant to get married young. There is less social pressure to settle down early, and I would not be surprised if many young people find themselves unable to afford the […]
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