What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.
One of my favourite presents, which I’m pretty sure I actually still have in a box somewhere, was a card that my mum made me for my birthday. I’m not sure how old I was – maybe like 7 or 8 – but it was a period of time where neither my parents could really afford much; everything was going to bills and paying for our house renovations and the mortgage and buying food every fortnight etc etc. I didn’t necessarily want a present anyway, because I never really wanted to celebrate my birthday.
This summer is BlogHer’s 10th anniversary! Tell us something YOU have been doing for ten straight years.
I actually think I’ve been at my current job for ten years… Which is surprising and kind of sad… It just goes to show how complacent I’ve become in terms of employment. I haven’t even been going to the gym for 10yrs. Continue reading →
What’s the biggest chance you ever took? Did it work out? Do tell!
I think that one of the biggest chances I took was moving out of home when I was 19.
Living in a country town, there’s only so much that you can achieve, and there’s a very limited future for you… well, unless you want to work on a farm, and even then, that’s not a certainty. A lot of people that I went to school with still live in that town, and have just settled into whatever life brought them, whereas I was determined to get out of there and do something with my life.
I knew that I would either move to Sydney or Melbourne, and the school that I got into was in Melbourne. It was such an incredibly daunting choice to make, and something that terrified me, but also excited me at the same time. It’s a decision that I certainly do not regret whatsoever. It’s allowed me to grow as a person and experience so much that I would have never been able to had I stayed in the country.