The other day I stumbled upon one of the greatest concepts I have ever seen on the web. It’s literally an online clothes swapping event, but with the ability to browse through the clothes like you would on any online store. If you rummaged through my wardrobe (and your own) I’m sure you would find piles of old and relatively new clothing you no longer wear. Instead of letting it sit there or go into the trash, Thread Swap allows you to pass your old clothes on to somebody else and swap it for something different. It’s revolutionary in terms of online fashion and an absolute money saver.
Alas, it is that time of year again. It’s time for snuggies, hot chocolate, chicken soup, woolly scarfs and hitting the snooze button at least five times before you pull yourself out of bed. With a visit to the beach (or the outdoors in general) out of the question due to the freezing temperatures, Brisbane as I’ve found out has heaps of pretty awesome places to kill time on a chilly day (No promises that they’re warm though!). Here are my top 8 picks in no particular order. I apologize for the abundance of food places… clearly my stomach is helping me write this blog post.
The last month has been an utter financial wreck. I worked for a company that recently went into voluntary administration (guess which one) and the store I worked at was forced to close. This left me without a job and without a source of income. Being practically broke is horrendous. I stress too much as it is and adding money problems to this was detrimental. I’m surprised my hair isn’t grey and in sparse patches. It was a difficult month and I would hope something like never happens to me again. I also hope it doesn’t happen to anybody else. There are several things I’ve been able to take away from this experience that will help me in the future and hopefully they can help you too.
Yeah, so things have been hectic.
While I know a lot more about independent journalism than I did six months ago, my bank account has shrunk. Like, zero. We all talk about being broke, but this time… it really happened.
Okay, so what I’m about to say may scare some of you…….Uni holidays are just around the corner! Life just goes so quickly (I’m sure most of you would agree)! And I couldn’t be happier, not only does it mean I’m one step closer to finishing my degree, but that I get to escape from the family friends I live with!
Moving from Bundaberg, I couldn’t afford my own unit or apartment straight away and all of my friends who also moved had somewhere to live, so I was left with choice to live with distant family who I barely know or live with close family friends. Thinking it would be a good idea, I chose to live with the family friends. But… what a bad decision that was.
Volunteering provides real world experience, looks great on a resume and connects you with your community. It can provide opportunities for you to meet like-minded people, travel, undertake free courses, or allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of issues and events faced by many Australians. It can make your heart soar (or sink), help you develop passion for certain causes, or just give you a broader overview on how stuff works. It can make you better-equipped to make decisions or help you to appreciate your own circumstances. Best of all, the time and energy you devote to other human beings can provide them with options or opportunities they never thought possible.
I believe there are many things that indicate the semester is nearly over and final exams are getting closer.
Here is my list. Feel free to make additions 🙂