Unfiltered News: More Trials and Tribulations.

When the glasswasher slits my jeans in the first hour of my shift, I know that today is going to be long. This is only the second glimpse of the public eye my jeans have enjoyed. If before, my jeans were an irrelevant matter strolling through the public’s periphery, the right-angled ‘L’ shaped hole gaping …

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So, this is Adulthood: Flapjack is Dead.

As I arrive at my babysitting job, making easy small talk with the ten-year old’s mother, the husband walks in tentatively. He pauses beside the mother and loudly whispers, ‘Flapjack isn’t moving’. For anyone who cannot guess the species for which such a poorly allotted name would be given, Flapjack is the young girl’s hamster. …

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So, this is Adulthood: Why Reinvention is but a Dream.

Growing up, we’re told that we need to decide who we want to be when we’re older. Perhaps we want to be briefcase bankers, teachers or drug dealers. Maybe, we want to be better looking, in love or be kinder to others. When I was younger my future ideal me was,unsurprisingly, miles away. This person …

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Unfiltered News: Anyone for a Slushy?

As I left my home for work, Storm Caroline’s snow was piling itself on thick. I wheeled my bike out of my driveway and took a moment to take in the scene in front of me before hopping on my bike and cycling away. Grazed palms and a detached bike chain ten metres down the …

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So, this is Adulthood: Getting a Grip.

Riding into work on a scooter isn’t exactly how I pictured rolling into my adult life. To clarify, I’m not talking about a moped, nor an electric scooter you may have seen suits gliding on along the city streets. I’m referring to an unbranded, rusted, clattering, wake the neighbours up at the crack of dawn, …

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So, This is Adulthood: Entering the World of Brunch.

For me, breakfast has always been more of a rushed snack than something I’ve treated as the critically acclaimed ‘most important meal of the day’. Although I’ll never skip breakfast, I have disrespected breakfast in more ways than I can count.  Breakfast is half toasted bread whose spread cuts corners, cereal eaten dry, eaten on …

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Unfiltered News: A morning behind the coffee counter.

On a good day I get out of bed at five-fifteen a.m for a six a.m start. I say six a.m start, but leaving my house at five fifty-five and sprinting to work is quite a start in itself. An hour before the café officially opens, I take deliveries inside and put furniture outside amongst …

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