News: reflection

Being there

Wooden sculpture of an adult nursing a baby

A good friend I've not spoken to in months called me this week with such happy news - she and her partner are having a baby!

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Adventure is out there

A set of keys in the lock of an open door

I spend my last day in Adelaide in the student hub of the university with my favourite soy matcha latte, wondering what's next for me.

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Reflections of time gone by

Young woman in a white tank top carrying packing boxes

Getting the news that I'll be moving back home made me scream with delight, but it also has made me reflect on how much moving away from home has actually done for me.

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Wilderness

blogpic-wilderness-beach-ocean

Over the weekend, I tried to get a head start on my spring cleaning by starting in winter (maybe overcompensating  a bit) and found all of my old camping and backpacking gear.

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Finger cut

blogpic - pixabay -broken blue heart of sand - light within

Content warning: some descriptions involving blood from a finger cut.

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Ramblings: small is beautiful

I will always be thankful to my baby daughter for making me a mother — not just any mom, but her mom. Her arrival in the world has not been the easiest for either of us, but most births are hard. I am just imagining the shock and the adjustment that she had to make coming into this world as compared to the world she was living in, which was a water world inside my womb. She very quickly had to learn how to breathe air and acclimatize to sensing the world outside the watery womb. Newborn babies need such great care, especially during the first weeks of life, but I have only just realized that so do new mothers. After all, during this time, babies are still very much dependent on them.

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Journalling

I’ve been journalling for years. If I recall correctly, I’ve been journalling since I was in high school.

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To be a philosopher

picture of "The Thinker" statue in Paris

I miss my grandparents. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents have passed away.

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Kindness

A single hand holding 3 colours flowers sticking through a wooden fence

This week, I was lucky enough to catch up with a few friends I’ve not seen awhile. It has been a rather hectic and challenging month and it was such a treat to reconnect with these people from my different friendship groups.

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Regret: the road not taken

eagle on a sign in the desert

As my degree nears its finish, I reflect on the invisible paths ahead of me – which path should I take?

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