31 Things I Know At 31

1. Flat white, 2 sugars is how I take my coffee.

Flat white

2. How to drive on the left.

Great Ocean Road Trip Start

3. That it’s okay to ask for help.

4. How to pronounce “quay”–even though it is a phonetic abomination

Lonsdale Quay

5. What it feels like to stand at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge while fireworks go off.

6. Having positive, supportive, intelligent, ambitious, compassionate, exciting , warm, silly, beautiful, hilarious women who value & cherish the bond of female friendship in your life is just as rewarding & nourishing as it seems.

Cori & Me

Jo & Nedal

7. Fate is real.

8. If you want to add dimension to something sweet, add salt.

9. Getting a tattoo doesn’t hurt nearly as much as I thought.
Platinum Ink

10. Something major is going to happen in my life this year.

11. When a kangaroo that you are feeding holds your hand, it is one of the sweetest feelings in the world.
Feeding time

12. Being able to apologize, even when you don’t think you did anything wrong–perhaps especially then–is a gift that not everyone has been given.

13. What nonplussed and bemused mean. Finally.

14. That the secret to great banana bread is roasting the bananas.

15. To listen to your body.

16. People are always telling you who they are. Everything is a self-portrait.

17. That the best gluten free bread I have ever had is at Black Ruby in Rathdowne Village, just north of Melbourne.

18. How to pronounce Melbourne like an Aussie.

19. Cauliflower is amazing.

20. When things are meant to work out, they do.

21. Of all the cities I’ve lived in, Vancouver is my place.

22. Of all the cities I’ve lived in, Sydney is my people

23. The compliments I get when I am stressorexic make eating disorders a lot more understandable now.

24. When you have many homes, sometimes it feels like you have none.

25. My love language is Words of Affirmation

26. Tatiana Maslany is UNREAL.

27. I love NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

28. Not to eat too much before taking the ferry to Catalina.

29. PAY THE TOLLS when driving from Melb-Syd because the money you save is not worth the fear of driving alone on back roads in the black of night, hoping a kangaroo won’t pop out and total your rental car.

30. I’d rather die than live a mediocre life.

31. It’s okay to not know what you’re doing all the time.
chinese new year

About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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1 Response to 31 Things I Know At 31

  1. B says:

    well done my child well done….. DAD.

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