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Letter writing for the soul

A messy wooden tabletop with some books, an analogue clock, a brown messenger bag, a pot of pencils, as well as ink and a fountain pen.

Why send a letter when we can send a text?

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My break thus far

Girl on a road trip.

How I spend my break as an international student. 

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Let's blame Mercury

The sun in the solar system, illuminating nearby planets.

Everyone's favourite scapegoat right now.

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Endless small talk

three individuals chatting and laughing

Especially when it comes to meeting new people, small talk can be hard to get the hang of.

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Public speaking

photo of microphone

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

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Pisces in Port Adelaide

A boat in Port Adelaide (photo by Asirah)

Port Adelaide is one of those places that you have to visit as an international student or tourist.

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Trust yourself

photo of person holding a cup, face partially obscured

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

Looking at a white spiral stairway with dark wood railings from below.

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

A bird's eye view of the State Library of Victoria, showing people studying at desks.

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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