There’s a general rhetoric that’s been going around for a while now (and I’m sure it has done so for every generation preceding ours) and that is basically how shit Millenials are. ‘Young people these days have no respect’ ‘They’re lazy’ ‘Entitled’ ‘Impatient’ ‘Socially inept’ ‘They eat too much smashed avo on toast’ ‘They go… Read More Please, stop bashing my generation.
Today is a pretty sentimental one for me. After two years of uncertainty, I’ve finally passed the proverbial ‘Danger Zone’. Yes, I did go to the danger zone, just not the one with Kenny Loggins, bomber jackets and aviators. For cancer patients in full remission, relapse is most likely to occur during the first 24… Read More Happy Anniversary to Me
I often lie awake at night contemplating death and its consequences. Is it like dreamless sleep? Will I fade into the perpetual nothingness that I was obviously floating in before conception? Will I be reborn into something else? Most of us will have these thoughts at some point or another in our lives. Prior to… Read More Death and Taxes
Anyone who knows me will agree that I am a little crazy about this time of year. Christmas means seeing your family, eating your body weight in food, decorating the house, getting presents, having a break from uni/work, stopping at every building in Melbourne to take a photo of a Christmas tree and hip-and-shouldering… Read More The True Meaning of Christmas
My Uncle James taught me how to run after cows like Usain Bolt in gum boots. He also taught me how to use as many swear words as linguistically possible in the space of a sentence. My earliest memory of him is sitting on the motorbike next to the dairy while we waited for Mum… Read More A Tribute to the King of the Cows
When I meet someone new or I’m in the middle of that awkward icebreaker during the first class of the semester, the last thing I want to say about myself is that I’m a cancer survivor. I’d rather say that I love reading. Or that I’m a legal assistant. Or that I know all of… Read More Why I don’t have my cancer diagnosis in my Instagram bio
Every few months, I sit down with my social worker and fill out a questionnaire that highlights any areas of concern in my life since my diagnosis. In September last year, after just finishing radiotherapy, the process went a little like this: ‘Tick the box for any of the below topics that have been an… Read More ‘The Adjustment Period’