And the old widow goes to the stone every day But I don't, I just sit here and wait Grieving for the living (Taylor Swift - Ivy) The past 18 months have suspended life in ways we didn’t believe were possible. Time feels gooey and heavy, sticking onto everything it touches. We, the collective youth,… Continue reading Grieving for futures lost to COVID
For you, on the other side of the door A world away – how are you? I miss you terribly, so you should stay Right where you are or I’ll eat you up. Just kidding, please come in? (That’s a joke, I know you can’t). I look out the window for the longest time and… Continue reading Poetry | Worlds Away
I had never used a Personal Trainer (that’s a PT, for those in the know) or done any kind of weights-based exercise before this year, coincidentally when all the gyms closed. Around May this year, when New South Wales and most of the rest of the world was in lockdown, I started with a personal… Continue reading Personal Training for First-timers: COVID edition
As Australia moves to self-isolation measures due to the coronavirus epidemic, we’re in the midst of a strange new reality. Which means for most of us, staying indoors all day, every day is the new norm. But if you’re not an introvert or homebody, you might be struggling to pass the time outside of Zoom meetings and walking to the fridge for yet another snack...
Public service announcement: telling someone they need a routine is about as helpful as telling someone they really need to not have 6 cups of coffee a day. Yes, justification is not unclear, but it is also not particularly helpful. In times like this, there is no absence of advice, but a lot of the advice clearly lacks substance.