It’s like Sydney is the brother who is Brad Pitt attractive, good at sports, intelligent and annoyingly perfect at most things, while Melbourne is the shorter less attractive one who makes up for it by being cultured, artistic, and wears a leather jacket with Dr. Martens boots.
Whenever I go to the Blue Mountains, I like to imagine I’m going back in time. From boarding the rickety old tin train at Central station to off-boarding at the center of town, breathing in that cold mountain air.
These are the ‘gateway drug’ books that introduced me to reading and changed the way I saw the world.
I don’t know at what age I stopped being a “winter person”, or maybe I never was. Maybe some people are born with summer in the hearts, and others with winter.
“I’m indestructible,” he whispers in my ear. “Nothing bad can ever happen to me.”
I wonder if there’s a way to integrate Gunu Village into daily Sydney life? Like if all apartment blocks had regular social nights to get to know your neighbors, where people who cooked a lovely meal and couldn’t finish it could share it.
Happy 2019, may your year be filled with growth, joy and everything else you hope for!
I’ve shed a few layers this year and learned some hard lessons, just like you reading this. 2019 will no doubt bring challenges, but it will also bring joy, excitement, and some of the best days of my life yet to happen.
I’ve never felt so aware of my ‘aliveness’ and how fragile this whole living thing really is until this happened.
I asked some of my closest friends how they cope through challenging times. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I hope it can help you too.