A New Girl in the City of Sydney
It’s funny how an entire year passes by at the snap of your fingers, especially when you’re new to a city. Life in Sydney has been nothing less than exciting for me, perhaps a bit scary too to be honest. And over these past few months, I’ve bagged experiences that have lasted longer in my head than in reality. Besides feeling dreadfully homesick, the biggest challenge for me was coming to terms with the life and ways of the city. But time proved me wrong sooner than I imagined when I joined work; I guess the brain-fog has cleared itself.
Living Off The Grid: Things I Did To Find Myself
Alone or lonely? The question rings loud in our ears whenever we find ourselves in an unfamiliar situation or amidst a crowd of unfamiliar people. For a generation that is obsessed with being constantly seen and heard by the world, has also grown to misinterpret the world ‘alone’ in a negative light. Most people directly link it with loneliness or sadness. Recently I was talking to one of my friends, who told me how difficult it was for him to be alone. I realised I was in no position to advise him, ‘cause it was only a few months ago I was facing this dilemma, but eventually prevailed over the feeling. To help myseIf, I decided to simply go off the grid–stopped using phones and screens and took a break from everything that reminded me that I was amidst chaos. And I only felt obligated to share my story with him. Perhaps, I should narrate it for you guys too.
Holiday Blues: How to Tackle it Wisely
Sure, festive seasons can be fun and exciting. But for some people holidays can trigger an unexplained wave of sadness (Ugh yes! I’m one of them). We often hear of people uninstalling social media apps on their phones during the holidays. So, at least we know it ain’t uncommon. Some of us not only passionately stay away from our phones but also lock ourselves in our rooms, lest we get annoyed and sad seeing the happy pictures and lives of other people(Yes! I’m cringing here). Christmas is just a few months away and I figure the time’s just right for me to scourge through the case of holiday blues and how to tackle them wisely. Read along folks!
Redefining PTSD–Photography, Travel, Sightseeing & Dining
Travelling is the ultimate medicine for most human ailments, and sometimes even the last resort of people who are down to the last trickle of hope. Having lived with PTSD for the longest time, it was my eventual decision to travel that rekindled some hope in me. In an optimistic twist to my tumultuous life, I discovered there’s more than just travelling that could help me. I now have a new-found definition for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD–Photography, Travelling, Sightseeing and Dining out.
How to Spend a Christmas Alone in Sydney
‘Alone’ is often deemed as a sad word and it intensifies in meaning and purpose during festivals. Wonder why? That’s the time when everyone gets together—with their families, friends or even colleagues. For instance, since Christmas is the nearest festival, I hardly doubt if there’s someone who doesn’t have anywhere to go on Xmas eve. *sniff sniff* Sadly, I happen to be that person in the room. I’ve spent a few too many Christmases with myself and I know exactly why I do what I do at the arrival of the best season of the year. So you might wanna take notes, kids.
A Trip to Remember With My Love
It had been over three years since I went on a proper trip (all thanks to the pandemic…Ugh!) and I couldn’t resist dreaming about travelling day in and out. Sydney had been one of my topline destinations since forever and I couldn’t have been happier when I won two tickets in a lucky draw at a travel fair in my neighbourhood. So, in case you’ve been wondering why my blog has been quiet for a while, here’s why! I was in Sydney, the Emerald City, with my sweetheart. If you’re curious, here’s how the trip went by.
Tips For A Hassle-Free SydNYE Experience
How time passes by so swiftly, I wonder. We just welcomed the new year a few months ago and in no time we will be welcoming it again, won’t we? I am someone who moved to Sydney last year. Right before I shifted, I had read up on Sydney and the “must-see” destinations here. So, I was well-aware of the fact that New Year’s Eve was no small thing here, especially because the fireworks here were the most popular in the world. Being a new girl in the city, witnessing the massive celebrations on New Year’s Eve was a magnificent spectacle indeed. I was fortunate enough to experience one of the Sydney New Year's Eve cruises; and the view of the fireworks over the Harbour Bridge was simply mind blowing.