Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Great Unknown - Meg

How cute is this?! :)

What subjects did you take in your last year of school? What were your favourite subjects?
In my last year of high school I took Psychology, English, Politics, Media and Music. I also did an early year 12 subject in History.
My favourite subject at the time was Politics. I came out of year 12 thinking that I was going to do something with politics and perhaps Law as a profession, and so I was really surprised when Media Studies ended up being my highest study score. Although, now I feel like the scores from high school were pretty irrelevant to anything, I realise that I got that score in Media because it was second nature to me and I now wish that I had taken it more seriously and used the time a resources I had then more effectively. I most regret not fully taking interest in the few lessons that we did on black and white film cameras, which now that I really understand how cameras work, is something I would kill to do as part of school!

What did you do in your first year after leaving school?
My first year out of school was last year and I started a Bachelor of Arts degree full time without taking any kind of gap year or break.
I think this was the right choice for me, as it meant that I was doing some general kind of tertiary study and I got a head start on a year that ended up being one in which I learnt a lot about myself more than anything. I figured out through doing a lot of politics heavy study and social activity that it wasn’t exactly right, and although I am very interested in it, I am a creative person and I need to be doing something a little less conventional than law or politics.

What job do you want to be doing at the moment?   
So because I am still studying I am not working at the moment. I am trying to do little bits of casual work here and there but nothing that really pertains to a career.
I’ve really figured out that what I want to be doing in terms of work is going to be photography and media based. I would love to start working as a photographer in the next couple of years, and see where that takes me. I am open to all sorts of jobs in the industry and I would really love to work as a media advisor in politics at some point if the opportunity presents itself.

Do you have any regrets? Or any advice?
I’m not a huge regrets kind of person, but if I have to think about it, I would say I let myself get discouraged when I shouldn’t have. Because I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do after Uni, it made it very hard to know what I was even doing there at all. So the second semester of my first year at Uni was a time of great uncertainty and a challenge for me. My advice is to not pay too much attention to what anyone else wants you to do. You need to do what is right for you, and it’s okay not to know, it is more than okay not to know what you want to do when you are finishing high school and it’s okay to change your mind or to realise you were wrong in what you choose. If you aren’t open to the possibilities you could miss the right opportunity when it presents itself. Also, for me, I overlooked the answer that was right in front of me, so maybe the right choice really is the most obvious and the easiest one.

Thanks so much for answering my questions Meg, and being the first in my new series! I found this really interesting, and enlightening. If any of you would like to be a part of this, just leave a comment saying so below, I would really love to interview you! :)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Room redesign

This week I repainted my room.
And in doing so I discovered the indescribable satisfaction of using a roller. There is just something about covering so much of a wall in paint so nicely in so little time compared to using a paintbrush that gives a wonderful feeling of achievement.
I then redecorated it, because I needed it. My room was lilac before, and I just couldn't escape the feeling of it being a child's room.
My bed comes out from the wall now, rather than being against it, and I'm not sure why, but there is something inexplicably grown-up about that.

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Monday, 21 April 2014


(inspired by Meg, Sam and Jes)
making: the adventures of my little easter bunny.
cooking: not much.
drinking: apple juice. soooo good.
reading: the fourth vampire academy book, although I've been fairly unimpressed with it. Please tell me it gets better?
wanting: to sleep. I was rudely awoken early this morning, and as such I am exhausted.
looking: for something to do when I leave school.
playing: Fur Elise on the piano. I know everyone can play it, but I still love it. :)
wasting: time playing 2048. I swear I am having dreams about that game, it is far too addictive.
sewing: a little pincushion. I started a year and a half ago.
wishing: that the holidays would last forever.
enjoying: easter eggs!
waiting: to go to Melbourne and see some lovely bloggers!! WOOHOO!!!
liking: that is has stopped raining.

why yogi bear is so funny.
loving: blogging. Everyone here is so wonderful, you guys are the best. :)
hoping: for sun tomorrow
marvelling: at the effect the cyclone has had here. So many humungous fallen trees!!
needing: to put my socks on.
smelling: my vanilla candle :)
wearing: jeans and a jumper. It may have stopped raining, but it is still cold.
following: these lovely bloggers.
noticing: how the temperature has suddenly dropped.
trying: to think of good answers for this. Emphasis on the trying.
knowing: that I will probably not do anything productive these holidays.
thinking: about re-painting my room tomorrow!
bookmarking: not quite sure what this means, but I can tell you that I am not bookmarking a book I am reading for school, and it is very difficult to find my place each time
opening: my package of clothes that I ordered online. :)
giggling: with my friend late at night about nothing.
feeling: sad. I just watched the second to last episode of series 4 of Offspring and it was heart-wrenching. :(

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

I'm your lionheart

#1 Give me some food. Come on, I only need a little bit. Look at how straight I'm sitting up! Oh no, my legs are slipping backwards! Quick, re-adjust! You didn't see anything.
If I whine will you give me some food? It's worked in the past, I'll give it a go. You don't need that food, you've already had plenty today, what about me? That stuff you put in my bowl is disgusting, it hardly counts as edible. Those little pellets are all floury and, the taste! What even is that?
Wait, you're getting up..... yes! Dinner time!!!

#2 Stop whining! I'll give you some food once I have finished my share, thank-you very much. Just be patient. Making that sad face isn't going to get you food any sooner. And what about the food that is already in your bowl? It is perfectly good.
I'm nearly finished okay? You'll get some in just a moment.
Ok, here you go buddy.

#3 That silly dog. He doesn't appreciate what he has. The humans never give me any of their food, although I suppose I wouldn't eat it if they did. It would be nice if they would at least offer it though. I'm always ignored, especially since the dog came along. Back when I was their only pet, I was far more appreciated. Now it is all, the dog needs food! Take the dog for a walk! Let the dog outside! Whatever happened to the cat?!

This is a part of the One Picture, Three Stories link-up, where you share a picture and tell three stories about it, trying to uncover the layers in the picture.
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

The lost art of tree climbing

Hey everyone!
Do you remember climbing tree when you were little, and the feeling it gave you? Being amongst the tree tops is a truly exhilarating thing, even if the trees aren't that high.

When I was younger, I used to love this tree. It is ideal for climbing; it isn't to hard to begin climbing and it has a nice little perch at the top where you can what the people walking past on the street below. I used to go up there to think and to escape. Plus, when playing hide and seek no-one ever looks up, so it was the perfect hiding place.

The breeze is gentle today, and the leaves warm in the sunlight. Summer is giving its last gasp. Up in the trees it feels as if the world falls away beneath you. The sky is all of a sudden within reach and nothing seems quite as bad. Life almost makes sense, but thoughts that heavy feel irrelevant. Thoughts are floating clouds up here.

The art of tree climbing is lost as we grow older. I remember a time when plasters covering cuts and bruises were proudly displayed, an opener for your grand tales of adventures. That was a time when fairies hovered just out of sight and the leaves and branches on the ground were villages. When the world was bigger, yet smaller at the same time.
The magic hasn't gone though. It just needs someone to remember it for it to reappear.

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