E noho rā Australia! Your girl is NZ bound

Dear Diary, It’s been months of planning, booking, emailing and watching my bank account yoyo harder than fake boobs on a trampoline. Finally, sometime in late September, I took a step back and realised I was done getting stuff organised. The trip was locked in. My 800 words experience was about to begin. So I […]

Say yes. And if you can’t, at least say maybe.

When I turned 18 I swore to myself that I’d start living life to the fullest. But I didn’t. I went to a handful of parties, scraped my way through year twelve by the fingernails and ended up at university in 2015 so disengaged with my own existence that I began to believe I had […]

Fiji isn’t all beaches and palm trees. They have giant millipedes too.

I was so excited to be landing in Melbourne that I took one look at Sarsha and we bolted for the gate. We literally ran through the airport because two weeks is far too long to be away from fluorescent lighting and my cats. Don’t get me wrong, Fiji was AMAZING! but nothing makes you […]

Communication Anxiety

Why was there not a class at school called “How to Make a Phone Call and Sound Like a Human and Not an Anxious Moron?” I would really like to know why the government did not see fit to chuck that into the curriculum at any stage. Nowadays I pick up the phone and my […]

6 weeks left; it’s time to rally.

Congratulations people. We’ve made it to the end (almost) of what is officially being touted as the year that everything went to shit and back. Well done for making it through. Truth be told, I haven’t hated this year as much as I had anticipated. For every gut punch and slap in the face from […]

Baby steps? More like big giant man steps?

The day I found out my friends online profile had vanished because he’d up and left for another country I cried with panic. For his life, for my life, for the world. It seemed such an amazingly huge thing to do, I couldn’t fathom it. How did you begin to process someone making that kind […]