I have always been moving; my life has been spent on the road. I have been restless and relentless in my journey for knowledge. I want to see everything in my life, I want to learn everything. I inherited this need for adventure from my mother, who never stayed in the same place for more than a year. I suppose this is why I became a writer. I could never work for someone else. I could never just have a mild life where all I do is work with ungrateful customers and employees that care more about who’s in charge then actually doing their job.
I am a passionate person; everything I do is filled with passion. I love with everything I have and when I do have a job I work my fingers to the bone. The only problem is that I can never really stay in the same job for more than a year. I am a writer, I’m an artist. I love expression and beauty.
Some of my earliest memories are of me and my mum driving through the desert singing along to the lion king sound track on tape in mums old orange Datsun. Never staying in the same place for long. I never had much of a problem with that, I never made friends easily anyway. It wasn’t until high school that we settled down a bit. I spent most of my high school years in Darwin. I always consider it my home. I love the rain and the storms. I love the smell the town makes just after the rain. I loved the sounds and the sunsets.
It took me years to figure out what I wanted to do as a career. I stumbled across a writing course and it reminded me of how much I liked writing. I just thought; why not try writing a short story? The passion flowed through me as I wrote and I fell in love with it. I have never felt more relieved. I had finally found something that I would be happy to do for the rest of my life. It was so freeing. There was no more searching.
I have made some awesome and talented friends in the past six months and I can’t wait to continue this journey. There is so much creativity in the group and each of them has different passions. They all inspire me to do better with myself and work harder to achieve my goals. I appreciate my teachers who amaze me with their knowledge and kindness.
Doing this course so far has definitely changed me as a person. I think I’m finally ready to settle down and find myself in my art. I aspire to do as much as I can in the time that I have.
Every day I see beauty. Every day something inspires me.