Friday, March 17, 2017

A Reflection on Moving Away and Coming Back Home

 Inspired by Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

I leave
gasping for new air
something different to home.

I return
breathing in
the freshest breeze
I've ever known.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday 10

Here are some wonderful things from a wonderful week...
Getting my reading mojo back: All of a sudden, out of nowhere, it's like I want to devour all the books I can get my hands on. I've had orders coming through thick and fast from the library and I'm so excited to feel inspired once more! My most recent read was Jasper Jones and it was absolutely faultless. I'm kicking myself that I hadn't read it sooner. The reading experience was extra special, too, because the story takes place in Western Australia, where I live. It is always so wonderful to know there's such amazing Australian literary talent, I just need to actively seek them out. I'm hoping to write a more thorough review soon, so watch this space.

Attending a zine launch by local poet: The event took place in the upstairs area of a small record shop. Alongside a photography exhibit, a live band, complimentary candy floss that tasted like cinnamon donuts and zines on sale for $5, it was a lovely way to spend a Friday evening.

Much needed catch ups with friends: Whenever I get together with my friends, I always walk away realising the world of good time with them can do. Everything seems to be moving so fast these days and when we finally do get a chance to all catch up, so much has changed! It's exciting watching them all grow and flourish.

Volunteering at the Alliance Francaise: The launch of my favourite annual film festival is tonight and the lead up has been quite exciting. As I finished studying French last year, I've become noticeably rusty, so being surrounded by fluent speakers is inspiring me to get back into it and find ways to complete daily language exercises.

Wet and windy days: I feel like I mention the weather in every Wonderful Wednesday post, but it does have a significant impact on my mood! This past week, I have been absolutely loving the cooler weather after a long run of high 30s. I recently acquired a special package of flaked chocolate perfect for hot chocolate, so I can justify snuggling on the couch with a decadent drink on cold evenings...

Get an added dose of wonderfulness with other ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ posts found all over the bloggersphere. Check out creator of 'Wonderful Wednesday' Sally Tangle along with posts by Jo, Helen,Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, ElKerri, Jasmin and Lynsey.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Peek Inside my Diary #3

You attribute too much meaning to the smallest of things
and declare them 'signs'
(You're shy because you're a Pisces
and him and you would be perfect together
because your compatibility is written in the stars)

If you reduce yourself to such pseudo nonsense
that's all you may ever manage to 'be'
Forever seeking that sign which will set the course
of what you read in your monthly horoscope

You tease yourself, your hopeless dreaming heart,
by putting faith in the timing of a greeting card
as a sign you'll land the dream job
That friendships formed abroad which follow you back home
are somehow signs that you'll both return to that city you so love once more

So many high hopes dashed by the emphasis on signs
Can't you just believe in strange coincidences
the magic of fate?
A reminder that where ever you turn
whatever you do
you'll never really predict what lies ahead

Here's to living a life without constantly searching
for an indication 
Of a means to an end
or a beginning
Focus on creating your adventure the best you can
lest you find yourself forever waiting
for your path to unfold

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