Yesterday, someone asked me (presumably joking), “do you have an addictive personality?” It cut straight through my soul. Because yes. Yes I do have an addictive personality. I was even given a book about it when I was a teenager. Whether it be slot machines at arcades, stupid apps like candy crush, my newfound love […]Read more "The juggling act "
I just found out my dog has lung cancer. It’s kind of my fault, because when I first got her I was a chain smoker, and she would come with me everywhere. I would smoke on the bench in front of the house, and she’d sit by my side as we looked at the stars. When it […]Read more "Tascha"
Inspired by friends who have done similar, this newsletter is somewhat of an experiment. Please let me know if you read it, and you’d like me to do the same next year! I don’t want to seem narcissistic in writing my own little update, but I’m also aware with a great community of friends spread […]Read more "2015 Newsletter"
I had grand plans for today. After running 15kms along the Wye Valley Walk, I was going to go for a post run recovery swim and sauna, duck my head in at base camp for a homemade soup (and by homemade I mean even the vegetables, grown in the garden) before heading out for the […]Read more "Long Limp Home "
I write because I would go mad if I didn’t. It is my outlet; my sanity. So in a way, it’s selfish of me. But then again, to breathe is not considered selfish; it is simply understood as necessary for survival. My head is an explosion of ideas, colours, fragments, the unwritten. Sometimes someone tells […]Read more "Why I Write"
If I commit fraud, I have broken the law. I will be held accountable to my actions, and given a sentence accordingly. What is not my responsibility, is the effect upon the victim. Never would a judge say, “this victim is unable to let go of the crime, therefore your sentence is doubled”, nor “the […]Read more "I take back the key"
Last week was our latest album recording, Hillsong Church’s 87th recording project. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude and awe that I can be part of a church that influences so many lives with songs of heaven. Serving for the album recording caused me to reflect upon the first Hillsong album I ever heard, “You […]Read more "The Difference An Album Can Make"
When catching up over coffee recently, a friend asked me what the most important thing that I had learned on my journey had been. I struggle answering questions with words like “biggest”, “most”, or “best” because I believe each key I have learned along the way has been the best for that particular moment. I […]Read more "The Journey"
Recently, I have found myself frustrated. Artistically. My head has been mainly a ball of fuzz for the last couple of months, which I don’t blame (but don’t not blame) on the busyness of life, with family and friends visiting, working two jobs, volunteering and so on and so forth. Since I haven’t really let […]Read more "Release the Sketcher Within"
I found out a couple of nights ago the result of my application to study masters in social psychology, at the New School of Social Research in New York City. The letter said that “although we are not able to offer you admission at this time, we have placed your name on our waiting list”. […]Read more "What would you give for a city?"