The comfort zone is so comfortable

I don’t watch that much TV but one show I’m really digging at the moment is Star Trek: Lower Decks. In an episode entitled Where Pleasant Fountains Lie, there’s a scene in which Rutherford is nervous about an assignment on an alien ship, away from his familiar surroundings. “You need to get outside your comfortContinue reading “The comfort zone is so comfortable”

Not throwin’ away my shot

I have now received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and I feel awesome. 🙂 I’m also happy to have reached the “feeling awesome” stage, because I wasn’t in the days following my second shot. I got Pfizer, and literally the only side effect I had from the first dose was a sore arm forContinue reading “Not throwin’ away my shot”

Letter to my long distance love

Dear Sydney, Why you gotta do me like this?! As of now, there are virtually no COVID-19 restrictions in Perth again. (Though I’m keeping a clean mask in my bag just in case.) But my heart is heavy because there’s a hard interstate border separating us and I don’t know when it might come down.Continue reading “Letter to my long distance love”

Living in a teetotal paradise

Recently, I got an email from the Dry July Foundation — as I’d previously donated to them — inviting me to step up and take the Dry July challenge myself this year. Dry July is a fundraiser in which participants give up alcohol for a month to raise money for services for people affected byContinue reading “Living in a teetotal paradise”

The mask giveth and the mask taketh away

I don’t know if you’ve ever attempted to do a HIIT workout while wearing a face mask, but I probably won’t be trying that again. Technically I was doing vigorous outdoor exercise far away from everyone else in the park, so I would have been exempt from wearing a mask under current restrictions in Perth.Continue reading “The mask giveth and the mask taketh away”