I’m 24.

A restless Australian.

Studying International Studies at university, working at an optometrist, and volunteering at an aid and development organisation.

I spent 9 months working with street children in Guatemala and can’t wait to go back.

I never stop singing.

I have chronic fatigue syndrome apparently caused by a poorly functioning digestive system.

I hate to admit that and would rather live in denial until I feel so sick I crash and can’t move for a month.

I couldn’t live without my faith in God. But I definitely don’t have all the answers.

I couldn’t live without my amazing family and friends. People are what make life worth living.

When I’m stressed my best cure is a long walk with my iPod or a couple of hours in front of Scrubs, Community or The West Wing.

I like summer about 1,000,000,000 times more than winter.

I keep saying I’m going to go paragliding each year and I never actually do.

I want to leave the world better than I found it

Oh, and I can juggle and am mad about the circus.


5 responses to “me

  1. YOU CAN JUGGLE!! oh I have too see that!

  2. Gemma Freeman

    haha ok 🙂

  3. Hi Gemma! You probably don’t remember me, we met in Guatemala- I was friends with Jessica and Mary… Thanks for being so involved and informative of the issue of street children- you’re inspiring. I love your blog 🙂 Hope you are well!

  4. soaringdragons

    read and delete!

    An Open Invitation To Compose “Dying Sayings” in comments at

    This is an invitation that I am posting into the comments of the “About” pages of 188 randomly selected blogs. How did I find you? From Tag Surfer under “Justice.”

    The inspiration for this request comes from Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, Centenary Edition, Revised, 1981, Harper and Row, Publishers, New York. This book has 187 “Dying Sayings,” and I’m sure living WordPress bloggers and blog readers can write no less inspiring self-composed epitaphs than the historically famous.

    Among the “Dying Sayings,” pp. 369-372, are the below fourteen entries plus my own:

    Newton: “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

    Richard I: “Youth, I forgive thee!” (Said to Bertrand du Gourdon, who shot him with an arrow at Challus. Then, to his attendants, he added): “Take off his chains, give him 100 shillings, and let him go.”

    Augustus (to his friends): “Do you think I have played my part pretty well through the farce of life?”

    Beecher (Henry Ward): “Now comes the mystery.”

    Goethe: “Light, more light!”

    Hannibal: “Let us now relieve the Romans of their fears by the death of a feeble old man.”

    Jackson (“Stonewall“): “Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.”

    More (Sir Thomas): “See me safe up [i.e. on ascending the scaffold]; for my coming down, let me shift for myself.”

    Mozart: “You spoke of a refreshment, Emile; take my last notes, and let me hear once more my solace and delight.”

    Poe (Edgar Allan): “Lord, help my soul!”

    Roland (Madame; on her way to the guillotine): “O Liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!”

    Saladin: “When I am buried, carry my winding-sheet on the point of a spear, and say these words: Behold the spoils which Saladin carries with him! Of all his victories, realms and riches, nothing remains to him but this.”

    Webster (Daniel): “Life, life! Death, death! How curious it is!”

    Wordsworth: “God bless you! Is that you, Dora?”

    Soaringdragons: “I have been waiting for this moment since my youth, and it is with extreme anticipation that I wait now.”

    Feel free to compose as many of your own “dying sayings” as you wish in comments. Please bear in mind that this blog is P.G. and contains 19,000 words, none of which are swear words. So, the rule is that if your response includes ‘swear words’ (my own private definition being the standard) I will either edit the response or delete it, my option.

    I hope everyone contributes. Cheers!

  5. Hi, my names Tim and I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog. I work for ME/CFS Australia as a volunteer and am writing an article in our journal about blogging with CFS. I was interested to know if it would be okay to feature you blog in an article about people who share their stories online. The journal only circulates amongst people with CFS in Australia and isn’t publically available.
    Keep up the good work,
    Tim Waud

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