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12 Weeks

January 24, 2014

in baby, family, life changes, new york city, pregnancy, son

Twelve weeks. It’s a school term. A season. A financial quarter. It’s also the amount of time left until my life changes forever. That’s me and my increasingly large, round stomach. I’m 28 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. I’m due on April 18, Good Friday. I haven’t said anything on the blog until now […]

sydney harbour bridge, sunset

The Space Between

September 25, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, new york city

I love being in New York, but I miss Sydney. It’s in a new way, not in the fashion I used to talk about, how America had more convenience and options yet Australia had less crime and more friendliness. Conversations comparing two countries can be useful. Discussions about which place has better infrastructure, transport, health […]

Manly Beach at sunset

Goodbye My Australia

May 28, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, sydney

Believe it or not, I wrote an entire goodbye Australia post last night. It was draining, and writing it before bed probably contributed to a restless sleep. Somehow, even though my blog posts usually save automatically, and I could’ve sworn I clicked “save draft,” it didn’t save. Not one, single word. So here I sit, […]

Dinosaur in wedding gown

Confession: Wedding Planning Kind of Sucks

February 13, 2013

in body image, family, life changes, love, wedding

In the months before I moved to Australia, my friend Nicole and I became obsessed with the reality show Bridezillas. I couldn’t turn my eyes away from such extreme bitchiness, craziness and wastefulness. Weddings with $100K pricetags, receptions planned down to the most minute of details, such fuss over trivial embellishments no one would remember. Flash-forward three […]