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Should we be scared of ageing?

An elderly person holding hands with an infant.

I enjoy get ready with me (grwm) videos as much as the next person. So much so that I sometimes talk to my bathroom mirror as though I’m a guest on Vogue’s Beauty Secret. It adds a little fun to my 3-step skincare routine.

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Cry if I want to?

A person holding a birthday cupcake.

When others speak about crying on their birthday, it confuses me. Isn't your own dedicated day of celebration the best day of the year?

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Cycles of family

Family or Friends Eating Together

I know that not everyone has had as much luck with their family, or of what little family they have. Even if they are not your bloodlines, for whoever you choose or accept your family to be, I hope that those relationships grow healthier and stronger as you get older.

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Sweet tooth and turning 22 

A person holding a birthday cupcake.

I turned 22 about two weeks ago, and like every other birthday before this, it was just as special to me, but apart from the lovely dinner with my friend, nothing bizarre happened.

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Stage fright

I’ve previously written blog posts here on being nervous about conference presentations and public speaking in general. As a postgraduate and mature-aged student, it’s reasonable to expect that I’ve experienced plenty of them, and so when a request for a radio interview came through, I was surprised that I was more terrified than excited about this opportunity - don’t even take into account the huge wave of imposter syndrome feels that came over me!

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My first concert experience

Concert signboard at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

How delightful it was that my first concert experience happened to be of an artist whose songs soundtracked my teenhood?

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Your kind of creativity

Woman wearing yellow beanie, glasses and t-shirt

Most artists would love an audience. But it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of putting audience before our art. This is not always the wrong choice, but it is a choice that we need to consciously make.

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Two types of friends

Two women looking at a sunset.

A conversation with a group of people made me consider two particular type of friends.

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New rituals

I’m usually pretty good about my social media consumption, but lately, I’m finding that it’s using up valuable time and head space. On top of setting social media on to silent apart from a certain time during the day, I am also trying to swap scrolling time into something that I’d feel is rewarding, but also calming and intentional. 

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I accidentally deleted my project

Silhouette of person watching a huge bonfire in front of them

Just clear out your Downloads folder,” my brain advised me. “You would never leave something important stored in there.

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