word drift

a collection of musings and snippets from my life

happy list (I)

I started writing happy lists in my journal last year, a way to record moments and happenings of light and joy.  To find gratitude and contentment, especially in days that were particularly blue and foggy. These lists have served as wonderful reminders of cherished memories. You may have noticed the silence around here lately. I’ve been trying desperately to catch up on...

blue skies with wisps of cloud

open up, dear heart: on being vulnerable, the fears and joys

One night, less than a year and a half ago, I laid in bed on the phone to a friend, trying to balance my side of the conversation while resisting the pull of sleep.  We’d had many calls like this, hours lasting beyond midnight.  Our conversations flowed, naturally switching between topics with ease. I remember telling him that one night: ‘I’ve...

hong kong sai kung

how i want to live in 2017

Today was my first day of semester 2 at vet school and tonight I’m taking the opportunity to rewind. Lights dimmed, music on and a cup of tea by my side as I look to the year ahead. My last couple weeks of 2016 were blissfully spent with loved ones.  I only had two weeks of Christmas holidays and it...

new beginnings

new beginnings

New beginnings – even when they don’t coincide with the first day of a new year – always hold so much hope and promise. A door flung open to a plethora of opportunities, ripe for exploring and bringing to life.  I can feel a quiet sort of excited restlessness rippling through me, the kind that seems to come with the...