The Harmony in Autumn, the Luster in its Sky

I’ve avoided this website for three months now. I figured nothing would be as exciting as the life I left behind in Australia, and, to be quite frank, I was afraid to leave it for a new life I’d have to create in Canada. I don’t want to disappoint or upset any wonderful people at…

The Last Frontier: Western Australia Uncovered

I look at the date on my computer and it reads August 18. I pull at my wet ponytail, reminding me of the days’ swim and kayak and wonder how the space can already be so wide between my feet landing in Perth and getting used to home soil. That’s a stretch, though, I’m not…

The Final Chapter & the Turning Page

As is customary with me, I seem to fill the days and leave pockets of time completely untouched and unexplained in the great adventure this year has been. New Zealand has been discussed, the first time anyway, and I’ve made mention of my final days, but there is still so much happening and to come…

Seasons of Change

  I realize that I’m behind on a number of posts and this blog currently resides in the occurrences of many months ago, but as with any task, it seems I only write when I’m driven to it. I took the habitual walk home tonight from work, but this time was a bit different. Instead…

When it All Goes South… (NZ Pt.2)

I was thinking today as the weather in Melbourne is finally getting cold, the nights getting darker and longer, that I’ve been letting my writing slip past me. Looking back, the journey between New Zealand and now looks like done of those dramatic structures we used in school. So many little things have happened in…

News from the North: NZ Part 1

As Hamish and I drove along the Great Ocean Road last weekend, I had the idea to connect my phone to Bluetooth and call my mom. As I regaled her with stories of our road trip, she asked me if I had uploaded any stories to my blog. I realized I hadn’t, not since before…

Life in the In-Between

​If I walk into the darkness I’ll be lost. If I try to stay the light will show my flaws. -Matt Corby  will preface by saying this post is more about personal thought and I am not going to apologize for them, so if it not your cup of tea I would suggest going back…

Travels in Tasmania, Pt.2 (And a Melbourne Christmas)

Where I last left off, we (the Canadian “Fellowship”) as Jen calls us, had spent five days road-tripping around Tasmania. We ended up at an airbnb in Dodges Ferry that proved a decent starting point for Wednesday’s adventures. As a group we had discovered that the Tasman Peninsula, though home to the historic Port Arthur,…

The Mountains are Calling & I Must Go: Travels in Tasmania, Pt.1

“When you go out there you don’t get away from it all, you get back to it all. You come home to what’s important. You come home to yourself” – Peter Dombrovskis It’s a rainy, windy Melbourne morning and it seems as though it’ll stay this way for a few more days. I find it…

Of Sunsets, Smiles, Love and Summer: The Good Life Discovered

Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. I wasn’t sure how I would settle back into Melbourne life after our last trip, but for whatever reason, (and I’m not complaining) fortune has smiled on me and blessed me with a pretty wonderful life these days. It’s nothing crazy- I won’t dish about epic…

Spring into Melbourne

This weekend has been a little bit quieter than usual so it seemed like a good time to update the blog. The adventures I’ve been undergoing are a lot smaller in scope than my East Coast adventure, but enjoyable all the same. We’ve officially been back in Melbourne about a month now, and the East…

Sand, sand, everywhere! Fraser Island to Byron Bay

…but seriously about the sand. I feel like it’s basically a part of me now, as we seem to be covered in it every day, lying on it in the afternoons, sleeping on it some nights, enjoying it between our toes and loathing it when it finds its way into our beds at night. Melissa…