Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tick It Off

As I slowly loom closer to my 22nd birthday I feel I am perhaps more inclined to think about my interests and what kind of direction I would like my life to take.  I've been thinking a lot about what kind of things I can involve myself in to achieve a sense of growth and self exploration in my life.

Here are a few things I have been considering.


I have wanted to start volunteering for the longest time, specifically with one organisation which I have an interest in starting a career with but it has proven to have the worst communication system in the history of the world so my efforts have been fruitless.

Instead, I recently started volunteering for a program called SAIL ( Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning) which provides free english as a second language tutoring to primary and secondary students. There is a growing Sudanese community in my local area, so a program of this type is extremely valuable. It's run on Saturday morning which means I don't have to schedule it around work and so far it has been a fantastic experience with some really great kids. It is run in both Sydney and Melbourne so if it sounds like something you'd be interested i suggest you check it out!

Attend adult ballet classes:

Have wanted to do this for a few years now but haven't been able to find anywhere close by to home/work. Now I have, I can't wait. I must add I am terribly nervous about the whole idea of dancing in front of a bunch of strangers, not under the influence of vodka sodas in the middle of a club . I thought it would be a great way to add to my physical activity and hopefully when I get the basics down pat, fun!

Get a tattoo:

OK I guess this doesn't really count but I have been Google imaging the shit out of tattoos this week so it is fresh on my mind, ha ha.

I'm considering I am doing this while I am in NYC, just to add to the thrill of getting my first tattoo by doing it on the other side of the world.


I think I bang on enough about my upcoming trip ( 6 WEEKS TO GO!!!) that you'd all know I'm about to kick this goal off.

Figure out what I'm going to do with my life: 

Le sigh..... a work in progress!

I should add that this little blog has been fantastic, sometimes my brain feels so blergh and stale, it's great to come here and write about anything and everything and even better that you lovely people read it !

Have you got something you have always wanted to try? Or are you doing something at the moment which makes you HAPPPPPPPPY? I'd love to know!


  1. A great list, so glad you're making moves with it =)
    That volunteering program sounds fascinating, what sort of background/talent do you have to have to do it? Would love the goss on it.


  2. Get a tattoo while you're overseas yaaaayayayayayayaaaa one of the best things I did when I was away last. Another one for my collection hahaahaaa

  3. Emma- I haven't had any experience with teaching or even volunteering before but they welcome all types and I have picked it up quickly, plus they provide you with plenty of resources and you can get idea from the other tutors :)

    BU- That's right keep encouraging me :D

  4. That volunteering program sounds awesome!! I think the only thing I miss about high school is not being able to immerse myself in the same volunteer programs that I used to - and social justice was such a huge part of me, tbh I really miss it.

    How did you find out about it? Google? This has been something I've been thinking about for a while now...

    Also - adult ballet ! Yay! That sounds so much fun! How are you going with it? I had the same hesitations when I signed up for pole dancing (it took me about a yr to get over my qualms and actually signed up) and now I seriously regret not just doing it in the first place because I LOVE IT so much!

    Yay tattoos!! and I don't remember seeing it in your NY blog posts - did you get one!!?


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