1. Yesterday I took my dog for a walk, passed a local park and saw a swingset. I don't remember the last time I swung on one. Normally I'd be concerned the wood of the structure might groan beneath my adult weight but instead I just laughed and laughed as I swung higher and higher without the fear of falling.
    It's been so long since I smiled so much, so real.
  2. I think I want to take up magic? I saw Now You See Me 2 and while it didn't live up to its predecessor – it couldn't possibly – it reminded me how much I love cardistry and card tricks.
    I also just really need a hobby.
  3. I spent time with a friend I've mostly just spoken to online today (despite attending primary and two high schools together) and it was the first time in a long time I've been out with someone since my former best friend decided she was done with our friendship. For the first time in months, maybe years, I felt like I wasn't a burden to someone as
    we talked and talked and talked. My only regret is not hanging out in person sooner. I hope I don't fuck this one up.
  4. At the end of the month I'll be able to start planning my trip to the US. I've wanted to go for so long but life kept getting in the way. I have so much I want to see and do. Already wondering what the chance of meeting my fave creators at @list HQ might be.
    And what Aussie goodies to bring.
  5. Tomorrow is my last exam of UG – assuming I pass – and I can't really believe it. I thought so many times of quitting but I've made it to the finish line. I can see the ribbon waiting to be crossed. I'm so tired that I might stagger but I'll be damned if I stop.
    Even if I'm a little terrified of what comes next.
  6. There is so much badness but I am slowly starting to find so much goodness, too. Goodness that maybe has been there all along – maybe while I was looking the wrong way.
    Something I've long tended to do.