Why Expiry Dates Aren’t So Bad

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I am rarely in it for the long haul.

I’ve been employed by 12 workplaces yet I’ve only resigned from 3*.

I knew my long-term relationship was going to end well before it actually did.

I’ve fostered amazing friendships that I knew would not realistically last past a certain date for reasons x, y or z.

Why? Because who cares if it’s not forever; I’m not going to base my life off the ifs of the future. If I can see the present value of it, I will give it my all.. And when the time comes for that final goodbye, I’ll walk away with a smile on my face knowing that I’ve gained experiences I would have regretted passing up on.

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That Time I Slept at a Train Station

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Manarola – The night I was convinced to stay another night.

When I was in high school I wanted to be a professional photographer. I could literally spend hours on end taking, then editing photos of just about anything. It comes as no surprise that when we were required to complete a week of work experience; each and every photography studio within a 30km radius of my home received an email from me.

The amazing Blue Murder Studios ended up being kind enough to take me onboard and it was over these 5 days with them that I slowly began to realise something for myself: you can take thousands of photos and still not get the right shot. Good shots are good shots because they have stories behind them. They provoke.

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Dear Future Brigitte

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Dear future Brigitte,

I hope that you’re at least 30 years old before you read this. If you’re reading this and you’re any younger than 30 (you probably are) then I want you to stop right now. Good things come to those who wait.

You need to stop being so impatient, things don’t happen overnight. They take time (which sucks) but hey, most of the best things in life don’t come easy but sure as hell are worth the wait.

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The Reading Flame Reignited

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I’d like to think I’m a bookworm. I spent years in my early childhood walking down to the library after school every day and reading anything that caught my eye in the kids section. The librarians knew me, I loved how cosy the space was, and once or twice I even showed my friends around like I owned the place. But like many others I know, a love for reading gets really difficult to keep consistent. “Oh, I used to read when I was younger.” You’ll have those fond memories but it’s just setting the time to sit down and finish a book these days is one of the furthest things from your mind – it goes behind family, friends, school, homework, boys, girls, sports, gaming, doing stuff online etc. It’s never a priority because we just have less time now.

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