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Fitting the stereotype

A young woman holding a mirror shard showing part of her face

Recently, I wrote about not feeling physically 'ill enough to rest' and it led me to think about times I've thought I'm not mentally 'ill enough for help'.

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Nurturing plants, nurturing me

green foliage of devil's ivy (pothos) vines

My first plant started off as a small vine of devil’s ivy that kept me company during the 2020 lockdown. 

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The 'manifesting' trend

the back of a person who is looking at a wall filled with papers of ideas, concepts, and plans.

Closing my eyes and thinking positive thoughts, I realised it’s been around me a lot longer than I thought.

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Learning my triggers

Woman standing in front of a painting

While I consider myself to be in a much better place than what I used to be, I still find myself discovering new triggers in my normal day-to-day that can still take me by surprise.

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Reviving my Hamilton obsession

A large auditorium.

I got to revive my Hamilton obsession this month, when I got to see it on the stage in Melbourne.

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Common Ph.D. obstacles

The struggle is real, and the long, cold nights are getting to me a bit.

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Making friends in random spots

A group of friends posing in front of a cable car ride

Friendships can be forged in the most unexpected situations and places sometimes.

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Do I have the energy?

An orange cat yawns widely.

After getting COVID, I'm feeling like I don't have the energy for much right now.

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Movie review - Nope

Horses in a field.

Horses, a monkey and something in the sky.

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Ready, set, write

blogpic-pixabay-blank journal- pen

Going through writer’s block? Here are some of the key things I go back to when I need a writing reset.

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