Reflections and resolutions

Reflections and resolutions

At the beginning of 2018, I made a list of resolutions. I sat in Nathan’s childhood living room, my lap weighed down by the head of a sleeping, brindle whippet, my feet warming by the log burner in their new Christmas socks, and I tried to think of all the...
I quit social media for a week.

I quit social media for a week.

It wasn’t until I tried to go a week without using social media that I realised how often I reach for my phone to check in with it. Most mornings, the first thing I do is scroll through my Instagram notifications, catch up on my Facebook feed, and watch others’...
Climbing out of depression

Climbing out of depression

I’ve had many passions in my life, but none so sustained as my love for climbing. In primary school, logistical oversights spelled curtains for my earthworm collection. As a gap-toothed ten year old, my enthusiasm for football dwindled when I was dropped from the...