4 things I’ve learnt after 4 semesters of journalism

Two years down, three to go. Here’s what I’ve learnt so far. Sympathetic looks and condescending life lessons are a fact of life I’m at a dinner party – or some sort of formal occasion that forces me to talk about my life with older people – and they ask me what I’m doing at university. I tell them. They immediately say “Oh, you know there’s no …

To schoolie or not to schoolie…

Originally posted 25/11/14 Your child is 17/18 years old. They’ve finally graduated after no less than thirteen gruelling years of school, they’ve survived the exams known to drive teenagers to anxiety and depression, they’ve bid farewell to their classmates at their Year 12 formal, and now it’s time for them to step out into the Big Wide World.  Thankfully, there is a blissful month-and-a-half …