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Craft vs Hype

When we were younger, we all followed certain “fads“*. As a kid of the 90s I remember the switch from Pokemon to Digimon (and I know some never made that leap), from Digipets to Giga pets, from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings. As kids, there were things that we were all “obsessively in […]

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30 lessons for 30

This is a compilation of different blog posts I’ve written over the years, reflecting on lessons learned. This was inspired by a spread in Elle magazine when Taylor Swift turned 30 a couple years ago. You can’t make someone care. I don’t know how scientists and psychologists study motivation. To each their own. Yes I […]

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Reflections of 2020: Being

What a year. While 2012 was predicted to be the year that changed everything, I think they might have reversed the second two numbers. It was a strange year for everyone – from COVID to Black Lives Matter to protests – everything that was silently broken suddenly became loud and clear. I had a strangely […]

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An Aussie Year

Remarkably, I hit the one-year mark in Australia earlier this month. It’s been a crazy year – nothing anyone would have imagined – but still flew by. Throughout the year, I kept documenting small reflections on my experiences that I thought I’d share as learnings. Everyone is so incredibly nice. Someone helped me parallel park […]

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“Where are you from?”

“No, really, where are you from?” (In Australia this has become “what is your background?”) The number of times I’ve been asked this question is definitely more than the number of times i’ve been asked my name. As someone who has grown up as a third culture kid, it’s a question I’ve had to accept […]

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