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  • Mood: I Have To Pee
  • Reading: Rash by Pete Hautman
  • Drinking: bourbon and coke (with my daddy, cuz we're cool)
That awesome moment when your boss's boss comes up to you during your shift and gives you a second job on a silver platter. 

I still get to keep my original job at the library helping people use the library and university facilities and recording statistics, but now I also get to work up in one of the offices doing writing and communications stuff. 

This is great for me! It's real industry experience and, just sayin', being employed by a university is good pay. 

I'm going to have to learn to balance my assignments with the amount of work I'm suddenly getting with the second job (more shifts and longer hours than the first job). But it's doable and I won't say no to good pay, fair work, and awesome on-the-job experience. 

Who knows, maybe I really will get to stay at university forever... AND get paid for it. :) 

On top of all that, the final edition of the student magazine I'm taking over is coming together nicely. I feel like I'm under a lot of pressure to live up to the expectations set by previous editions, especially since this year's stuff has been so good. I think the production team and the girls I'm taking over from are happy with how I'm handling everything though. I appreciate that they have so much confidence in me. It helps me believe that I really will be able to live up to their expectations. 

The next week is going to be dedicated to revising a script I'm writing for a theatre company. A friend of mine asked me to do this because she wants me to direct it. We are meeting with the theatre company next weekend to get that last bit of approval before we officially announce whether or not it will all go ahead, so between now and then I want to do whatever I can to make the script the best it can possibly be. I'm quite excited about this and pretty confident. My friend and her family, who are all involved in the theatre company, seem really happy with the draft of the script they've seen. After some constructive feedback, I think I can deliver what they want on time. 

Of course, plenty of bad stuff has been happening to counter all this amazingness. However, I prefer to focus on the good things in life and be grateful. It makes all the bad stuff easier to handle and puts things in perspective. 

Fingers crossed things keep going this well for me. 

- Bon xx 
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Lady So Divine - Shinedown
I love working under pressure, but it does come with several bucket-loads of stress. At the moment:

- I have 8 consecutive hours of class every Monday, so that I have maximum time to do all the other things over the rest of the week. 

- I'm writing and editing an Alice in Wonderland Pantomime for a friend who is hoping to direct it this summer, through a theatre company she's heavily involved with. 

- I'm running the new edition of my university's student magazine because our club president is in thesis mode and I'm supposedly taking over the presidency next year. 

- I'm swimming (drowning) in assignments, with 5500 words worth of assessment pieces due next week alone. If this was purely creative writing, I wouldn't even blink at that number. Alas, most of that is essays, worth quite a large amount of my overall mark. 

- I'm being given more shifts at work than I was last semester. This is a combination of having maximised my availability by putting all my classes on a Monday, and a couple of my workmates having left. Not complaining, I'm paying rent here after all. 

- Playing at a balancing act with the things above and my suddenly crazy social life. If having 10 awesome housemates wasn't distracting enough, I'm making more and more great friends at uni through my classes, through work at the library, and through the magazine that I always seem to be hanging out with someone. Put having a boyfriend who might be moving away for a year on an internship into the picture. I swear, I'm only by myself between 11:30 at night and whenever I wake up most of the time, and that's if I force myself to go to bed at that time and I'm not having a sleepover. 

I know that I can do all of these things. It's just a little overwhelming at times, especially if I start to over-think it. 

And I always over think this sort of stuff. 

But today, the sky is blue and beautiful and I know the weather is slowly starting to warm up in time for spring. (This is why I love the Southern Hemisphere.) So I'm going to get off my laptop for now and go have some breakfast and start my day. 

Peace, love and rock out. 
- Bon xx 
You watch her die
a thousand times
and leap back to
try and stop it

over and over

but you cannot
change her destiny

no one lives forever
and she is a puppet
on the strings of
fate

aren't we all?
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Drunk - Ed Sheeran
I've got to stop stressing over little things. Haha :) 
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Waiting for Superman - Daughtry
Those moments when you wish you had a better camera than the one on your phone... So many perfect photo opportunities wasted! 

I wish I could draw as well as I used to. I wish I hadn't stopped practicing when I made a friend who was better than me, but eventually I just gave up. I tricked myself into thinking I could never be as good as her. 

No one is worth giving up something good that you love, especially not a skill that helps you express yourself. There are always going to be people out there who are better than you, but that doesn't matter. What matters is being the best you can be. 

Maybe one day I'll get back into drawing. 

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Bon
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Australia
I am your average chick living in Australia. I love writing. I've had a couple of short stories and a poem published, but my dream is to get some novels published too, so I'm continuing to aspire towards that goal.

My mates mean the world to me and I can be a real little cunt if you mess with them. I'm also an absolute bitch if you mess with me. I am a passionate human rights supporter (especially for LGBT rights) and my biggest belief is that we are alive to live, to have the time of our lives and to love. And that's about it. That's me in a nutshell.


Current Residence
I come from a land DOWN UNDER... something something...vegemite sandwich...

Favourite genre of music
Rock, Alternative, Metal, Punk... the heavy stuff

Favourite style of art
Photography, Literature

Operating System
My way ;) Also, Windows.

Favourite cartoon character
Zuko or Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Personal Quote
Live as if you'll die tomorrow... Dream as if you'll live forever.
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  • Mood: I Have To Pee
  • Reading: Rash by Pete Hautman
  • Drinking: bourbon and coke (with my daddy, cuz we're cool)
That awesome moment when your boss's boss comes up to you during your shift and gives you a second job on a silver platter. 

I still get to keep my original job at the library helping people use the library and university facilities and recording statistics, but now I also get to work up in one of the offices doing writing and communications stuff. 

This is great for me! It's real industry experience and, just sayin', being employed by a university is good pay. 

I'm going to have to learn to balance my assignments with the amount of work I'm suddenly getting with the second job (more shifts and longer hours than the first job). But it's doable and I won't say no to good pay, fair work, and awesome on-the-job experience. 

Who knows, maybe I really will get to stay at university forever... AND get paid for it. :) 

On top of all that, the final edition of the student magazine I'm taking over is coming together nicely. I feel like I'm under a lot of pressure to live up to the expectations set by previous editions, especially since this year's stuff has been so good. I think the production team and the girls I'm taking over from are happy with how I'm handling everything though. I appreciate that they have so much confidence in me. It helps me believe that I really will be able to live up to their expectations. 

The next week is going to be dedicated to revising a script I'm writing for a theatre company. A friend of mine asked me to do this because she wants me to direct it. We are meeting with the theatre company next weekend to get that last bit of approval before we officially announce whether or not it will all go ahead, so between now and then I want to do whatever I can to make the script the best it can possibly be. I'm quite excited about this and pretty confident. My friend and her family, who are all involved in the theatre company, seem really happy with the draft of the script they've seen. After some constructive feedback, I think I can deliver what they want on time. 

Of course, plenty of bad stuff has been happening to counter all this amazingness. However, I prefer to focus on the good things in life and be grateful. It makes all the bad stuff easier to handle and puts things in perspective. 

Fingers crossed things keep going this well for me. 

- Bon xx 

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