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Friday, 29 April 2016


Part Y of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, where every day this month except Sundays, I'll be talking about things I love - one thing for each letter of the alphabet.

This is very similar to my Y post from last year. I've had so many great or at least fascinating moments because I have a generally accepting attitude. I love saying yes.

  • My friend Brooke had her 21st birthday in Thailand. Our mutual friend had the idea to go there with her to celebrate it. It was the first time I'd ever been in Asia.
  • I agreed to come along to an improv workshop after meeting a new friend at a stand-up show. I fell in love with it and dove right in, gaining great new skills and becoming friends with some of my favourite people in the world.
  • I spent a few weeks attending a Mormon church and gained a better understanding of what it means to believe in God.
  • It doesn't just have to be big profound things either. For example, my experiments with combining foods has lead to some of my favourite things to eat, such as peanut butter on cheese.
  • I now have a written list of movies, books, music, YouTubers, comics and TV shows that have been suggested to me by friends and even people I've just met. I'll never be stuck for media to consume again.
  • I was once in a band for about three months, despite not really being able to play my instrument.
  • Although I had no belief I'd actually get the job at the time, I applied for an 8-month contract touring primary schools with a kids theatre company. They liked my resume, then my screen test, and eventually it led to me getting to go to Sydney for a final audition with them. I didn't get the job in the end, but it was awesome to get that close.
  • I always make a point of investigating new work opportunities, no matter how likely it is I'll take it. That attitude has led to me hosting five trivia nights a week now and making more money than I can actually spend.
  • A few of my friends suggested I apply to go on The Chase Australia. I did, and after about three rounds of hoops I had to jump through, I've been added to the shortlist of contestants they've agreed are good enough to be on the show. It's no guarantee that I'll be called up, but they've basically said "If we can find a spot for you, you're in."
  • This whole blog came from my friend Sarah asking me to start blogging again. From that, I came up with the New Experience Challenge and that eventually led to amazing experiences like skydiving.


  1. Hey, I hope you make it onto The Chase Australia! How awesome would THAT be?

    1. I'm scared though because I'd likely be caught within three questions :P

  2. I try new tinga as often as I can. I am told it will keep me young. Or kill me. One or the other.

    1. Or "things." Either one. Why autocorrect would change a word to "tinga" I can't even imagine.

      I don't know what tinga is, but I might try it.

    2. Tinga's nice, but it's expensive. It's about $45 per meter

  3. This sounds like a really fun and positive challenge, can't wait to see the first instalment!

    1. The New Experience Challenge? I've already done it. It took place during 2014.


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