June 29, 2015

June 25, 2015

chasing visions of our futures

C003282-R1-08-8 Overlooking Paris, January 2015

My final full day in Hobart today, I just had a lovely breakfast and finished some work at a cool cafe called Room for a Pony and now I'm off for a leisurely drive to Port Arthur. Exchange application is finished, some applications send of to community legal centers, and finished my timetable for semester two. All in a mornings work (just).

June 24, 2015

up on a mountain

P1010764P1010774 Mount Wellington Hobart, June 2015

Here are some snaps of my best friend Viv from the other day climbing Mount Wellington taken on her Olympus. It was absolutely gorgeous at the top, potentially one of the best views I've ever witnessed and it was covered in snow - more than I'd ever seen in my life. Hobart is so beautiful, its like a quaint little country town filled with nature, artists and amazing food on every corner. I've already finished over 6 rolls of film, with another day to go, so will have plenty of ammunition for this blog for a good couple of months. More updates to come.

June 18, 2015

why do I keep changing my mind

C003281-R1-20-20C003281-R1-22-22C003281-R1-19-19 Wandering around the Copenhagen Botanical Gardens, February 2015

Exam finished on Monday, phew, and I celebrated by catching the red eye flight to Melbourne that evening which is where I've been the past couple of days. I love Melbourne for many reasons, but mainly because I feel at home here - it gets me wondering if instead of moving halfway across the world to Berlin or Tokyo or Paris to a completely different culture and language, that I should just move here instead. It would be easier for multiple reasons - I already have a network of friends, its different enough to Perth without being a completely new country, my law degree wouldn't be a complete waste of three years and its close enough to home that I could visit my family on a regular basis. I have been thinking that maybe I shouldn't go on exchange next year, finish my degree in a year and a half and then apply for jobs here. There are just so many cool things to do in the world, and I'm torn between all of them.

June 11, 2015

almost there...

C003282-R1-29-29 Overlooking Lyon, February 2015

I've been spending my days in the library since Monday not doing much study, and instead researching all the different hikes I can do while in Tasmania, and what equipment etc I'll need to do it. Sigh. All the pictures on the interwebs just look so lovely, and I can't wait to drive an hour out of Hobart listening to podcasts about the roman empire while surrounded by nature and away from everything here, and hike to the top of a mountain where it will be snowing and freezing but beautiful and the air will smell so crisp. I also keep searching for a piano teacher that will teach adults because the other day one of my favourite piano pieces came up on shuffle and I realised how much I miss playing and it would be great to play again, even if its just for me.

June 09, 2015


C003281-R1-12-12C003281-R1-11-11C003281-R1-10-10C003281-R1-09-9C003281-R1-08-8C003281-R1-07-7 Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen February 2014

Its exam season. Luckily I'm already two done, with one to go in a whole week (plus its my favourite subject - admin law). This time 'round it hasn't been as terrible as the previous two semesters, although last week did see a couple of 8am-12pm library days. But its the home stretch now. As stressful as the whole process has been, it has probably been the happiest I've been all semester. All my worries about everything else just seems so insignificant. Theres something about really indulging in something that is super interesting, and although the cases sometimes take a good hour to even understand what the judges mean, its logical and satisfying to finish. Now I have to make sure that I don't get lazy about the last one and continue clocking along, then its Melbourne and Tasmania time!

Ps. these photographs are from my first day arriving in Copenhagen. I decided to walk around near my friends dormitory and stumbled across it, not realising that it was quite famous (and held the graves of Søren Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Anderson). Copenhagen is truly one of the prettiest cities around, there is something super quaint about it, and all the architecture is a nice break from the ostentatious nature of a lot of the other places in Europe.