All posts tagged: conversations

Johanna Beach

Why is it that people like us – with roofs over our heads and ready-to-drink water flowing from our indoor taps – find returning to the wilderness so appealing? This was the question I found myself asking over and over again before my recent three-day camping trip to Johanna Beach. Now, let me be clear – I am not the biggest fan of camping, but this is certainly not due to inexperience. I attended one of those annoying high schools that thought the greatest way to build up resilience in a girl was to throw her into the Australian bush for 12 days with no showers, toilets or fresh drinking water. And yes, resilience I did attain – but passion for the great outdoors? That one was sort of lost on me. Johanna Beach is approximately 230km, or 3 hours and 16 minutes, from my house in Melbourne. On my way to Jay’s house (the convoy meeting point) at a delightful 7am in the morning, I was enlightened with a collection of fun facts from …

On Friendship

Although I have spent most of my adolescent life consuming culture that taught me the opposite, I have always dismissed the idea of soulmates because I understand that this world works by chance and opportunity, and people make decisions that actively take their lives one way or another. So the idea that a certain someone is predestined to enter into my life didn’t make much sense – and I’m still not entirely sure it does now. But I’ll tell you what is starting to make more sense to me: the idea that soulmateshipΒ  is not limited to the stuff of romance and marriage. Early this year, I found a group of friends at University and – particularly in the past few months – I have found myself feeling an incredibly strong sense of home whenever I am around them. And mind you, I like to believe I have surrounded myself with beautiful, enriching friendships my entire life – but something about this feels altogether quite different. I live for our conversations, particularly if they make …