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 […]

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 […]

The Year Twelve Slump

About halfway through the year, you hit it. The big ditch, the dip the sudden and shocking depletion of your motivation to learn anything ever again. My friends were a major source of motivation through this time and one of them eloquently summed up the slump in this post: “So this time of year, last […]

Year 12: “It’s just another year, I’m serious.”

The biggest mistake teachers, students and parents make when approaching year twelve, is thinking that just because the final score is calculated a little differently, this somehow turns a perfectly ordinary year into one of endless study, torturous timetables and a life of utter grey. There are two types of people who do well in […]

Don’t let people rush you into choosing your future: A message to year 12’s

Year twelve can be a massively stressful period for a lot of students and their parents. Trying to zero in on exactly what course or job, where and when. How the heck are you going to afford to live in a flat when you already put the deposit on the Balinese resort for schoolies? What […]