We sit for hours along the highway, listening to You Me At Six battling against the sound of the engine and the rush of the wind through the windows. This new country is build on the shores of a wasteland, and we're riding up the explorers highway, serial eating Ritz crackers and watching the eagles fly overhead and the crows and vultures feast on the roadkill.
I wrote a post about a lack of focus recently, explaining the distractions of this place and my intention to concentrate on positivity and motivation instead. And yet I still ended up with a general lack of focus, and few actions towards living more intentionally, despite being here. Instead I continue to let myself become … Continue reading Refocus.
Dingos and dollars, and "Truth?!" and bucks and she'll be 'right" and "your accent stands out here kid" and things are starting to feel very Australian. Since I left Melbourne I've been thinking pretty negatively about Australia working holidays, and frustrated at my experience being outweighed by people truly experiencing the wonders this country has … Continue reading Why I loved to be in Australia.
Something I have learned over the last year, that has finally been drilled into my head, is that the world owes you absolutely nothing.
We arrived at the second air bnb of hopefully a long line of bnbs yesterday, and once again I have found myself in one of the nicest houses, with the nicest people, wondering why people don't do this all the time. Why people literally don't live their lives running and travelling around air bnb's, that … Continue reading Air Bnb 4Ever. Pls.
The more I am away, the more I stabilise the image of what I want for my life; more long term than this. Not in a crazy "I want to settle down and have three kids in the suburbs" kind of thing (maybe some day, never say never right?). There are many things on my … Continue reading How China Stole My Heart.
You're an old man now so I'm going to put this is big letters so you can read it. Let me know if any of the words are too 'down with the kids' and I'll translate for you. It's your birthday! I probably did something amazing like cook your favourite pizza and put candles on … Continue reading Happy Birthday Todd!
Why I don't believe in the value of negative vegan activism, and that positivity is the most efficient way to convince people. I'll just jump right in. A lot of vegan activism is, from what I have seen, negative; sharing shocking footage of animal abuse in slaughterhouses, telling stories of vicious farmers and the 'truth' … Continue reading How to be Vegan AND a Real Person.
Patterns like aboriginal paintings, she tells me. Later I call her crazy but really she is the most real person here; quirky but wealthy in knowledge of the woods
Despair is running high. Focus is what is lacking. And once again, quite obviously, it has just taken some reading and conscious thought to reflect, to calm me again and notice what has to be done. I have been flailing and it's been noticeable, today there has been some clarity.