1. I booked my wedding yesterday.

     


  2. Challenges.

    This year I am working full time, completing my Bachelor’s degree, planning my wedding and getting married. Ah life.

     

  3. Perfect for a rainy drive home.

     

  4. I get to marry the greatest guy.

     


  5. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.
    — Revelation 21:4
     

  6. January in (photo) review.

    I helped run a giant inflatable soccer stadium over Christmas and New Years for beach mission. We saw the giant duck for Sydney Festival, the Yoko Ono exhibition at MCA, and spent a Friday night at timezone. My house flooded, I found interesting things at work and a new lunch spot. It was my birthday and Luci’s too. Can’t believe how quickly the year is going already.

     


  7. Just got Netflix on Apple TV like a pro.

     


  8. Celebrate.

    2013 was the first out of the last nine years that I did not struggle with depression, anxiety, psychosis, self harm, medications, treatments or a whole host of similar things. To be honest throughout the year I didn’t really think about that too much I was just appreciating how good things were at the time. But I think it’s something to celebrate, I worked so hard to get to where I am now and to have had the year that I did. So many people walked along side me and dragged me along when I couldn’t walk anymore. Mental illness sucks but I survived, I am here and more than just here I am alive and I am living.

     

  9. Some days it feels like this is my office

     


  10. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.

    So 2013 has been and gone; things changed, stayed the same, started and ended. I feel like I had a full year and did so many things and I can’t believe we’re already into 2014. This is more for me than anyone else but here’s some of the things that 2013 held for me;

    • 4 months of prac with NSW Health Child Protection (Strategy) Unit
    • My first snowboarding trip
    • Writing my first research paper and presenting it at a peer reviewed national conference
    • My job of the last four years ended as the company I worked for sold
    • I got a new job and a promotion
    • I completed my third year of Social Work which included two weeks on campus in Wagga
    • I got my motorbike L’s and bought a bike

    I don’t know what 2014 will be like for me but I’m excited for all it will bring.