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Public speaking

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Question time is always the part of presenting at conferences that gives me really bad 'stage fright'.

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Trust yourself

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Imposter syndrome. It’s a bit unpleasant because what you really need when you’re attempting a Ph.D. is belief in yourself.

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Stuck in a cycle

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In an era where trends are moving faster than ever, they are not always accessible or realistic to follow. It’s not easy to switch up your bedroom from minimalist Scandinavian architecture to eclectic art interiors. 

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Melbourne adventures

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Recently travelling to Melbourne for a short holiday, I found there was so much to do. 

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Whale migration

Oh August, I feel like you went by too quickly. The last weeks of winter have always been celebrated with a migration of sorts and this annual retreat has become a tradition. One that always felt like a rebirth, and I will always be grateful to winter’s chill for the darkness that makes fires burn brighter and hotter.

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Quick getaway 

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It’s that time of the semester again – classes are halted for two weeks and we’re all itching to escape the academic life that we have been so privileged to wallow in these past few weeks.

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Go Wallabies!

Me, at the Rugby Championship (photo by Asirah)

A few weeks ago, Australians, South Africans, rugby fans and everyone in between crowded the Adelaide Oval to watch the Wallabies and Springboks go head-to-head for the Rugby Championship test match. 

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Addicted to sentimentality

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While I pack endless boxes before moving away, I'm forced to decide if the emotional value of every tiny little thing I own is really worth as much as I think it is.

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The indomitable human spirit

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The internet isn’t particularly the best place in the universe. It has garnered a rather bad name when it comes to the way it can seriously affect one’s mental and to some extent, physical health. 

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Don't PMS with me!

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Every six weeks or so, a pattern repeats itself.

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