eight things i’ve learned from being sick

A listicle for you today. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos a little over two years ago now. However looking back, the symptoms began much earlier. Being chronically unwell is an incredibly humbling experience. Everything you think you are, as measured by what you do, is taken away. Work, hobbies, community activities, a social life.¬†All that…

23 lessons i have learnt from living in 23 houses

I have lived in 23 houses. Yep. 23 different sets of keys. 22 different streets.* 23 different bedrooms, kitchens, lounge rooms and bathrooms. My childhood memories have fairly distinct chapters, punctuated by the changing environment. Good, bad, messy. Free, wild, elated, scheming, adventurous, confined, small, stuck. I am about to end my stay in house…

the sum of a billion small choices

Climate Change. What words or images are brought forth in your mind by that phrase? How does the phrase make you feel? Me? I see a dirty great coal-fired power station. I see the faces of Australia’s current Prime Minister and Treasurer. I feel fear and anger and uncertainty. I also see roofs covered in…