So…about me, huh?
Start with the basics: I’m 28, Australian. By day, I work for a university in Sydney.
By night, I’m kind of a geek, a writer, a muso, who laughs far too much, says supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards, has a tendency to get a little feisty at live sporting events, and who loves hanging out with those she loves.
Other interests are reading, movies, boxing, collecting vintage records and old movies, bargain hunting, playing darts, watching sci-fi and travelling.
Favourite Music: Springsteen & E Street Band, Jeff Buckley, Billy Joel, Jack Johnson, Brooke Fraser, Joss Stone, Dusty Springfield, Powderfinger, Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, REM, U2, Foo Fighters, Sarah McLachlan, John Lee Hooker, Sinatra, Bob Seger, The Fray, Augustana.
Favourite TV shows: Battlestar Galactica, The Vampire Diaries, Robin Hood (BBC), Alias, Veronica Mars, MASH, Supernatural, The West Wing, Mythbusters, Blackadder & Black Books
Favourite Movies: It’s A Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Wizard of Oz, Walk the Line, Good Will Hunting, Edward Scissorhands, Finding Neverland, Twilight
Favourite Books: The BFG by Roald Dahl, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, The Host and the Twilight series both by Stephenie Meyer
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
– St Augustine, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin