C’est La Vie

Well, March certainly came and went extraordinarily fast! Since last blog post I’ve turned twenty-six, been bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding and finally started a good deal of planning for our Europe trip this July. I’m in full (or should I say part-time?) swing as an intern at the fabulous Ruby Slipper, but otherwise remain somewhat of a lady of leisure – so have been feeling strangely both very busy and painfully idle.

Little Wanderings

I think it’s quite easy to get caught up feeling guilty or even overwhelmed by such idleness, but I’m determined to flip that mindset and make the most of a situation! There are indeed still many a’wanderings to be had. After all, I need to get this blog primed are ready for the adventures of The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Germany – right?

Little Wanderings: full steam ahead!

The Uncharted Adventure of 2014

A happy 2014 from Little Wanderings!

I’ll admit, my feelings toward this year consist of equal parts terrified and excited. After almost two years, I wrapped up at my place of employment at the end of 2013. Without any plans as to how I would subsequently proceed to, you know, actually make a living, it was all a rather daunting decision. And yet it was without a doubt the right one. I’ve hidden behind the excuse of “not knowing what I want to do with my life” for a long time. I’m still no clearer on that since, but leaving a job and industry I could never be proud or passionate about was an important step in making room to actively find out.

And so, as friends and family have returned to work over the past week, I’m faced with the pursuit of something new. I foresee the coming weeks as a flurry of resumés and cover letters – and hopefully, interviews! Amongst all this is somewhat of a resolution to make a determined effort to write, explore and create more. For, perhaps, I think I’m beginning to anticipate (in an unmistakable “well duh” fashion) that doing more things I enjoy may just answer that pesky question of establishing exactly what I want to do with my life.

2014 is very much feeling like stepping into the great unknown right now. If I shake off that tired old craving for ultimate certainty, that’s a pretty thrilling place to be! I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty yesterday and haven’t been able to stop playing the soundtrack this morning. It’s a beautiful film and aside from making me want to jump on a plane (Mat and I have flights booked to Europe for July, which is luckily enough to sate that lust for now!), it’s a wonderful inspiration to seize opportunities and make an adventure of life. And I’m pretty excited to do just that.

A Very Good Place to Start

Hello! My name is Terri. I’m a Melbournian with a penchant for wandering, and a long-lost love of writing.

(This blog is hopefully a remedy to that last part.)

You’ll have to forgive any clunkiness to begin with; it’s been a while! Despite shipping off to university to complete a Creative Writing major (predominantly fuelled by an adolescent flair for fanfiction), I’ll be honest – the extent of my writerly pursuits since hasn’t extended much beyond Twitter updates, letters to my nana and an incredible amount of ’25 words or less’ travel competitions.

See – in the months after finishing that, as it would happen, particularly uninspiring Creative Writing major, I found a thrilling new way to create: original YouTube content. For a few good years that was my mode of creative contribution. I had an amazing time with it and achieved  so much more than I could have ever imagined when I first sat down at my desk and began rambling into a video camera.

I haven’t uploaded a video to YouTube in over a year now. Somehow, I think, I simply reached a point where video blogging – at least in that form – didn’t seem to fulfil a creative drive for me anymore. What has flickered to back to life in place of that is the yearning to write again.

The idea of sharing my travels and explorations of Melbourne and more was something I experimented with a little toward the end of my YouTube days. Wanderlots is a project I still feel passionate about – just not so much in that form. It’s in this blog that I’m so excited and hopeful to bring a re-imagination of that project, and then some.

I’m honestly so excited to create and share again. I love exploring my beautiful city and beyond, experiencing new things and the prospect of contributing that to an interactive community. I’m excited to become a better writer, to develop my photography skills, to meet new people and be part of a creative tribe again.

So, this is it! My blog. Explorations of Melbourne and beyond. Fun things, beautiful things, delicious things. Little Wanderings.

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