I wouldn't take any of it back (except for maybe the anthropology unit I decided to take :P) but that doesn't stop the fact that struggle town is here and I need to find a way to de-stress and step away from it all. I wish it was summer, I usually go and chill out on the ocean floor for a while when I feel this way and then everything feels better.
But seeing as it's really cold, and I don't want to get sick again, I have another idea. I did this once last year and suddenly everything became a lot easier. Before it, I found I was wishing away time. I was always looking forward to the end of the week filled with tests (basically how I'm feeling this week), or the month or so that was filled with torturous essays, or the two weeks until I could come out of my sling. And I really, really hate wishing away time, because when you're constantly wishing time away, it gets really hard to feel good about life. I like living in the moment (I know, it's corny*), and I really need to get back that enjoyment in every day life.
So, this thing that I'm talking about? For tonight, it means posting some photos from then. From the days when everything always seemed good. When I was truly happy-go-lucky no matter what went wrong, and that I sometimes wish I could get back.
And in a few days, I'll post some recent photos. Photos of all the good times that I mixed up with all the bad times last year and almost succeeded in forgetting about, or that I just missed entirely, because I was so concentrated on just getting to the end of the week. Photos to remind me that despite the parts where life truly feels like it couldn't get any more shitty, there are still an awful lot of fantastic moments that make it completely and utterly worth it.
And to finish it off, some photos from now. To let myself know that right in this very moment, there's some great times to be had and I should really just enjoy them. It's surprisingly therapeutic.
So, here goes nothing! Beware, there's an awful lot of (not great) photos! The then...
|The one and only Bec Wiener. Miss this kid a lot.|
|Climbing trees, just casually. I got stuck in this tree with a dislocated knee cap. Good times :P|
2009 (I think).
|Taking a break from a rather long bike ride.|
|What happens when you spend 8 days in a stinking hot tent - really bad hair days :P|
|Dressing up in ridiculous clothes is fun.|
|And some more climbing...|
|High School Graduation with one of my Greatest friends and two of the brothers :)|
|Me and the little brother.|
|Glow sticks are fun.|
|Post Knee Reconstruction No. 2. My genius markings never fail to make me smile :P|
|It's amazing how cameras can capture moments and |
make them look so different to what they actually were.
Also, never take selfies when wearing a strapless top :P
|Never understood people who don't like seaweed. Personally, I think it brings out my eyes :P|
|Poo Pit or Poop It? You decide!|
Grade 10 hiking camp and some classic Australian humour :P
|Grade 12 ball (kinda like prom!)|
|Me, Cindy, Alex: the coolest kids :P|
Australia Day 2010.
|T-t-t-t-turtle! We had a rap and everything!|
2007 or 2008. One of the two :P
Tune in soon for some better quality photos and the things that make me smile now :)
Love from little-old Perth, Rhi :) xx
*If you think about it, corniness is usually the result of an overarching truth. Mind blown.