“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain
So I’ve been sitting here staring at my computer screen for the last half an hour trying to pinpoint what I want to say about friendship. It’s a difficult topic to broach because people by their very nature are generally quite sensitive when it comes to talking about relationships of any kind. Some might think what I am about to say is totally immature or even plain childish. However, I believe that anyone who values friendship and the importance of having close supportive friends may understand what I’m going on about.
Our stay in Santorini wasn’t all sun and blue skies. In fact, on the day we arrived we could not see a single thing. The whole caldera was covered by a weird mist. The locals had never seen anything like it and it was definitely something out of the ordinary. J and I just looked at each other thinking “Shit. This must be karma for all those times we laughed at our friends that visited Queensland and only ever saw rain. HOW is it even POSSIBLE that there be no sun in SANTORINI???”. So this got me thinking. Do I believe in karma? Does anyone else actually believe in karma??
I have been back from the Baltic for over a week now. The first night I came back I slept like a baby for 16 hours straight from 12am to 4pm the next day. I was so shocked when I saw the clock and didn’t even know it was possible to sleep that long without my bladder waking me up in protest. I suppose that was how tired I was from the long flights.
I’ve known Chrissy and Jason since forever and no words can express how happy and elated I am that these two decided to tie the knot at one of the most beautiful gardens in Melbourne, Rippon Lea. I met Chrissy in university whilst studying Business Systems. That was definitely a loonnnggg time ago. Christina and I are as different as two people can get. She was the party animal whilst I was the nerd. She has an easy going fun loving personality whilst I’m the control freak. Yet, our friendship flourished and it just grew deeper over the years. I’m so truly happy that Chrissy has found her one true love , Jason, as together they make the most beautiful couple.
I was flicking through some photos on my camera when I came across this pic my hubby took about a month or 2 ago. It was White Night in Melbourne and I still remember the night vividly. My girlfriends had planned to go but I declined. Instead, J and I were sitting in our living room on our recently purchased and extremely comfortable couch, wearing our extremely comfortable pjs drinking hot milo. We were watching back to back episodes of Suits, living vicariously through Harvey Specter. I knew J really wanted to go to White Night but somewhere between my hives and My Kitchen Rules becoming the highlight of my day, I had become a homebody.