neon gravestones.

We love them more when they are gone. But we shouldn’t. Why? Because our culture can treat a loss like a win, Further engraving an earlier grave is an optional way. No. I could give up and be cared for, I could give up and they would know my name. No. Don’t get me wrong,…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

5 Tips for Blogging

Yesterday, I celebrated 1 year of writing on this blog. In my post, I briefly mentioned one piece of advice for aspiring bloggers, and today, I thought I would share 5 tips for blogging which I have learnt over the last year. I am still very new to writing online, and these tips will not…

What does a lockdown mean?

‘Coronavirus is not a war, it’s a challenge. Like any other challenge, collaboration, patience and kindness will allow us all to overcome it.’ We are entering a new stage of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown. The complete turning off of society. This is a scary and challenging time. Businesses, corporations, recreational activities and education facilities will…

Why I Love Silence

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” As we all head into a period of self-isolation or lockdown, there will be an odd sensation for us to experience, silence. Our lives are busy, stressful, continually moving from one place to another. Constantly checking our phones, calendar or emails. However, the daily activities of the world…

Why I Love Hope

‘Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.’ When someone mentions the word ‘hope’, what comes to mind? Does it remind you of your childhood and the hope of receiving a specific present at Christmas? Or does it remind you of different traumatic circumstances where you hoped for a different outcome? Although…

Why I Love Joy

There is much pain and hurt in the world. Injustice, prejudice and violence are familiar news headlines each day, making it challenging to maintain a consistent state of positivity. Through all of these challenges, one feeling prevails all, joy. Joy is defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. However, joy and happiness are…

Why I Love Blogging

I have always been fascinated by our world and intrigued by different global issues. This interest led me to delve into the news, to research ideas and read opposing opinions. This process enabled me to form my own opinions about some issues, however; I generally kept them all inside my head. I was challenged to…

Why I Love Australia

Australia is a beautiful country. Surrounded by ocean, the nation is filled with environmental wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and traditional treasures like Uluru. Australia is also a widely diverse and multicultural country represented by hundreds of nations and cultures. I consider it a privilege to be able to grow up and live…

Why I Love Social Media

Social media is a powerful 21st-century tool of communication. Many people argue that social media has harmed society due to individual’s only portraying the positive aspects of their life, leaving the issues undercover and invisible to the world which in many cases is correct. However, social media has positively transformed many aspects of life, which…

Why I Love Youth Protests

Over the past months, we have witnessed numerous youth protests within Australia and the world, encouraging politicians to introduce policies to protect the environment. Personally, I believe that there are more appropriate ways to campaign for change, but due to the lack of urgency illustrated by politicians regarding climate change, I can understand why many…