Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure”
-Alexander Supertramp,Into the Wild

This is one of my favourite quotes- it depicts so well the way I see and feel about life, and helps to explain why- unlike many people I’m surrounded with who cannot seem to understand- I am not, and cannot, be satisfied with the boring, average, secure life. Why I don’t sacrifice everything for financial stability and why it does not particularly concern me, why I have goals but do not plan out my life and why the prospect of not knowing what comes next and living life as it comes excites me. Why my parents don’t understand why I can’t be logical and happy to stay in a secure, 8-5 Monday-Friday office job and save for my future instead of having fun when I could not think of anything more mundane, suffocating and spirit crushing. I desire for life to be a liberating adventure full of spontaneity, magical moments and crazy fun and I want to live in the present, not the future.

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Being productive whilst half dead

The past few days I have been under attack from an evil, merciless flu. Apart from feeling overly sorry for myself, dramatically complaining to anyone who would listen (even unwilling victims), utilising all tumblr, facebook, and now here to let the world know of my misery and stuffing myself with so much vitamin C I will probably soon turn into an orange, I have actually had a quite productive few days of what has felt like looming death.

I took Wednesday off work to recover and wallow in my own sorrows and snot, and as well as catching up on some much needed sleep and doing some quality stuffing my face with comfort food, I am now able to finally cross off another book on my to-read list: The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Which was an excellent, thought-provoking read including a few good lessons to learn, which took my mind off my self-sympathy for a little while. I am very much looking forward to reading other works of Mitch Albom. One positive thing about being so sick- being able to curl up under blankets at home all day, doing whatever you feel like. I also scored two job interviews in Brisbane (where I’m moving in a week’s time).

Thursday I had to take off work as well (unfortunately- I don’t want to use up my leave so it’s paid out when I finish at this job, damn it!) to go to said interviews (plus I was also still in the deathly clutches of the flu from hell). So I hope they appreciate me dragging myself out of my warm bed all the way to Brisbane in my awful state just to talk to them for a few minutes. If I don’t get the job I will snap and unleash my fury upon them, which will not be pleasant. Not for them anyway- I’m sure I’ll get a sadistic kick out of it. However, I also got to see the best friend, so it was worth it.

And now it is Friday already- I love weeks that go super quickly- and I have dragged myself to work, croaky-voiced, runny-nosed, watery-eyed and miserable but still here. Obviously I’m super dedicated, good hearted person. Obviously it has nothing to do with me wanting to not use up more sick leave so I get more money. Or not wanting to take three days off so I get a good reference. Obviously. They better all appreciate me.

However, I think just getting out of bed and to work is enough for 10am in my current condition and I need to ease myself into getting to the actual doing work part, which is why I’m currently writing this instead of doing my job. Happy Friday everyone!

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A New York Dream

http://www.gofundme.com/newyorkdream

A close friend of mine has recently been offered the incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to study at New York University. As we both live in a small city near Brisbane, Queensland, moving to New York and being able to study at one of its major universities would be an amazing adventure and a dream come true for her.

Go check out her blog (freepagenumbers.wordpress.com) and see for yourself how wonderfully talented she is and how much she deserves to make this a reality.

However, there is one challenge that she needs to overcome- find $65,000 to pay for it. Which is why she’s set up this page (above link) to help achieve that. So if you could all take a small moment to go like/tweet/share the page on your blogs and facebook we would both appreciate it very, very much! And of course donate if possible, or spread the word around to people you think might be interested in donating and supporting this cause. Every little bit counts! Also, if you have any ideas for fundraising etc, please share to fuel some brainstorming 🙂

As the saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

Albus Dumbledore

Just had to share this one because it’s one of my favourite quotes and so inspiring and true, and of course because Dumbledore said it, therefore it has to be of infinite wisdom.

“Happiness can be found …

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