A Lesson from Every Job I’ve Had: BLOGNY 2018

  ONE: I was fired from 1 – or discontinued because I guess I never had a real contract. It wasn’t my fault even though I also sprung a gigantic law suit (lol).I think what this job taught me is you don’t need a job. I was so restless back then, but the kind of restless…

I Love Auckland (wtf): BLOGNY 2018

A shortlist of 5 reasons why: It’s easy to get dressed here and look okay. People are in their worst outfits or they’re looking outstandingly basic or they might be dressed to the height of fashion – but no one really cares. When you need to, it is always easy to fit the dress code…

Let’s Go Again: BLOGNY 2018

It’s been two years since I last did BLOGNY and so many things are different – in the world, and in my own life. I started a new job recently and it’s good – hard in lots of ways I didn’t expect – but also good. But one thing it has taught me is the…

Hello April

Wow fuck ok I just went and saw Halsey and it ignited in me a whole lot of things that I’d forgotten how to feel. First of all, her show was AMAZING. Performance wise she is beautiful, her voice is exactly like her records and the effects are all tasteful and effective and way, way…

Some Advice

Live with people who make you laugh. Cry laugh until there are streams rushing down your cheeks and your jaw aches and your head is crinkled inside and out and you can’t even breathe anymore because there is all laughter, no air. Live with people who make you ugly snort and curl up on the…

I Got A Tattoo?

I kind of realised that a lot of the posts I have been drafting have been coming from this really small and sad part of me. Like they weren’t bad posts or written on bad topics, but they were built on this really vulnerable and weak foundation – which is weird because I am okay…

HAPPY TWO YEARS AUCKLAND

I have a photo of me leaving home Wellington. I was a toothy braces smile with a messy ponytail and bubble gum pink backpack, my mum peeking at the camera from behind my shoulder. I remember how warm that day was; squeezing my cat into one last hug; being so excited to go. I was…

Cutting Ties: BLOGNY 2016

So a less festive post, but I know that Christmas isn’t the cheeriest for all. I watched this video by Dodie (I’ve probably seen it about 100 times in the last few weeks) and it really got to me, because something we all have to do in life is cut ties with people that we care a…

My First Blog Post: BLOGNY 2016

Before I had this blog I had another. I kept it from November 2014 until the following March and I also kept it to myself. Those months were the most precarious and the most outrageous. Full of rapid beginnings and brilliant emotion and endings so sudden they gave you whiplash, left you reeling- left me wanting to write. All of my posts…

Keeping A Diary: BLOGNY 2016

My biggest and best piece of advice is to always write it down. I have kept my diary for almost three years now and it’s such an important part of my life. Every day (though more like every week) I fill in a small bit about my day; what I did, how I felt, anything…