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It’s not just a house, it’s a home.

My parents and younger sister live a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, red-roofed suburban house in a small cul-de-sac. My parents bought it in 1999 and it’s the only childhood home I’ve ever known. While I ‘officially’ moved out 3 years ago when I moved to Brisbane to start full time work, given my transient lifestyle (and my …

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The Rural-Urban Education Divide

One tenth of the Australian population live in a township of less than 10,000 people (ABS, 2018). These townships are categorised as ‘small towns’. Small towns are the lynchpins of Australia’s heartland and regional Australia is responsible for 67% of our export earnings (Regional Universities Network, 2020).  Living in a rural areas comes with many …

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Of course the burdens of your dreams are heavy…

I’m a dreamer. There’s no doubt about it. I have small dreams (like have an epic veggie patch) and dreams that are so large, that I sometimes wonder how I conjured them up. As well as being a dreamer, I have an air of almighty confidence. I whole-heartedly believe I can achieve my dreams. That’s …

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Do not despise these small beginnings

Ever wondered how you ended up here? How a compilation of choices resulted in you being exactly where you are?   Let me take you on a little journey… One where a split-second decision resulted in the most wonderful adventure and changed the course of my life.   In mid-2017 my best friend snapped her ACL while …

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Every Family Needs A Farmer

A nuance to my childhood was political bumper stickers. The back of my grandfather’s vehicles adorned bumper stickers that targeted social issues in the most subtle of ways. These bumper stickers were also, always, advocating for farmers. From the spray truck that never left the property, to the ‘town’ car my grandparents drove around the …

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