Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Anger in it's finest form

Hey gang,

I have finally felt inspired to add to this page.  After completing my first semester of university, I feel like my creativity is flowing and my opinions are strong.  It's amazing how far I've come in those two things in the last year alone.  

There are a couple of things that have been taking up brain space in the last couple of months or so and it doesn't feel like it's leaving any time soon.  Last semester, my work focused on race and identity; two things I have strong connections with in my life.  Also now with all the controversy surrounding certain Aboriginal people and what people are saying.  It's slowly starting to drive me mad. 

The first thing I want to say about this topic is that people need to get their facts straight and research before you say anything in regards to this.  In my opinion, if you are not educated on this topic and you are choosing to be ignorant about it then you have absolutely no right to talk about it in a way that makes you sound 'correct'.  This is something that I am seeing a lot on social media as well.  People just commenting on articles to put their two cents in to feel included in such a demanding topic; need to know their facts.  Or even not bothering to read the article they are commenting on, drives me insane.  

I think the one major thing that really grinds my gears is when people say that there is more important things going on in the world and that is more worth reporting on.  Okay, yes, there are always going to be things that are happening in the world such as massacres, bombings and other horrific things.  But at the same time the topic of racism and discrimination is going to be relevant for probably longer then I will live for.  It's always been apart of my world and I think it always will be.  

Racism is never going to go away and that's a fact.  It will always be relevant and definitely worth reporting on, even if it is a flash mob in an unsuspecting city.  I totally agree with free speech and expressing your opinions but when they are hurtful, discriminatory, uneducated paragraphs of utter bullshit that is when you need to stop speaking, even stop typing and go educate yourself please.  You will do everyone a favour if you do.   

Just please get educated before you speak about something you know nothing about.

I could literally talk about it for a very long time but this is going to have to do for now.

Thanks for reading

Night xo     

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Hey gang,

So I've been on a little bit of a hiatus... Totally unintentional but I was unsure if I still wanted to continue even using this site let alone express my thoughts and daily happenings to people of the web.  

A lot has happened over the last nine months.  Probably too much to talk about in one post but I'll try and list a couple of things that I have done 
- Finished my gap year at Grammar
- Went to Falls Festival over New Years
- Had some little adventures with friends
- Passed my Ps driving test
- Got into art school and college in Melbourne
- Completed semester one of university
And many more things that I can not remember at the moment. I had a lot of fun over the last nine months.  I've met some amazing people, had some great times and many more fun things to remember. 

I reread my favourite book, Looking For Alaska by John Green, which was very interesting the second go round.  I noticed many new things, and it brought up many memories and feelings I had during the first time I read it in year 11(2012). A lot of things have happened to me in between then and now. 

I just don't know, so much stuff has happened that I don't know where to start. What to talk about, what pictures to post, I just don't know.  

I thought about starting a youtube channel doing makeup or either a video diary type thing like Tyler Oakley. The only thing is that I don't really have that much time during the week but I don have a lot of time during exam time because I do most of my work during semester.  I'm just not sure.  I'm also very insecure about being on camera, hence why I started this.  I've wanted to go on youtube for so long but I just can't bring myself to do it. 

Anyway, I'm going to Indigenous uni games soon which will be awesome, then home after that.  I'm really looking forward to going home as I haven't been home since February.  Yes I know, it's been a while. I'm looking forward to sleeping in my bed and looking up at the stars on my roof, looking forward to driving by myself and just being at home. 

I'm thinking of cutting my hair again.  My hair is starting to get too long and annoying now but I don't know.  I tried dying it bring purple a couple of weeks ago but sadly it just went a really dark shade of purple.  Classic black hair problems. I might go to the hairdresser back home and get it done.  But who knows. 

Any way, night peoples

Marley xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

I'm sorry everyone...

Hey guys,

It's been such a long time and I'm sorry for that.  I really have no excuse other than that I was living my life and had no time.  It's been a crazy couple of months in which I turned 18, two new girls moved in with me, I applied to uni, went to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, saw Bastille and 5SOS live, went to Queensland, had one of my photographs selected to be in a professional exhibition with other artists, spoke at a fundraising dinner and so many other things that I can't possibly remember.  

I was just thinking about my friend who is entering her last week of school tomorrow and how I was in her shoes last year.  All the stress from school work, the anticipation that it's almost over and just pure happiness that I will be starting a new chapter of my life soon.  So I'm so happy and excited for all the grade 12s this year and how excited they must be.  

I'm also a bit sad because potentially I only have seven weeks left here in Geelong.  I've made so many new friends and gained so much experience and knowledge that I will always be grateful for.  I've also learnt so much about myself and the stuff that actually interests me.  I now know that I want to surround myself with art for the rest of my life and that's why I've decided to pursue art at university next year.  I want to make a career out of something that I love so much. 

Writing this all now and made me realise how much I actually missed this.  I can't believe that it's taken me this long to get back to it.  The main reason behind why I stopped updating my blog was because I thought that no one actually read it.  Then I realised that, you don't always have to have an audience for everything you do.  Writing all this straight from my head helps me clear my mind and organise my thoughts.  I've truly missed this blog.

As my year is coming to a close, I am going to keep updating (I promise!), even if life gets a big hectic I will still find time to write.  

Guys..... I got new housemates!
I was really nervous before the two girls showed up but now it feels like I've known them for a long time.  We've been having so much fun together and trying new things.  It's been great having people the same age as me around and being able to do things together.  It's going to be so awesome at the end of January because the girls are coming to Tasmania to visit while I'm at home!! I'm going to be able to show them around and do stuff with them before I head off to uni.  

I really have to be doing my res college application now so...


P.S. there will be photos soon to show what I've been up to recently :)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Excursion #1

Hey guys

Last Friday I had the chance to tag along with the Grade 2s and 3s for their excursion to Ceres Park.  Ceres Park is a community garden in Brunswick, Melbourne.  Leaving the school at 9am we arrived at the park roughly at 10:30.  As both classes had a small amount of children in them the giant bus had only about fifteen seats taken up all together out of about fifty two.  

Their excursion was for them to see and listen about native Australian plants and patterns in nature.  It was a very informative excursion with most of the kids enjoying it.  When we stopped for lunch, I headed off to the cafe there to buy myself lunch.  Can I just say that it was exactly what I expected for a community garden.  Pretty much all the food was vegan, home made and over priced.  The only thing that looked semi fulling and least expensive was a sausage roll.  Yes I know, how boring but man it tasted good hahaha.  I don't quite know what was in it but it tasted good as.  

All up with was a pretty relaxing day just listening and wondering around the gardens.  It was a pretty nice day as well which was a plus.  It was nice to get away from school and to get out of the routine, so I enjoyed it.

Laters xx  

Monday, 24 March 2014

Anglesea Part 2

Hey guys,

After camp I went back down to Anglesea for the long weekend.  I stayed with my mentor's family in their little bungalow type thing.  Their shack was awesome.  As my mentor is an art teacher I imagined nothing less than how she styled their place.  All I can say is wow, it was awesome.  Her and her husband have two young children who are absolutely adorable and they are obsessed with Harry Potter at the moment so I love them even more.  I think I watched about three Potter movies over the weekend which was great.  

We went to Lorne on Saturday to look at the Lorne Sculpture Festival, which was awesome.  The weather was temperamental which was annoying but I had fun.  Even though it the weather was shit there were still tonnes of people everywhere which surprised me. The kids also asked if we all could go to this book shop, which was certainly fine by me.  It was such a cute little shop with wooden shelves filled with books that reached right up to the ceiling.  There were so many people inside though.  It was a struggle for me to walk around inside with my backpack on without knocking over books or a small child.  I found some good books in there which i ended up spending my food money on, oops. I ended up buying five different books;
Tape by Steven Camden
Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips by Lonely Planet
Around The World In 80 Raves by Marcus Barnes    
Beauty by Lauren Conrad
The Rules of Photography And When To Break Them by Haje Jan Kamps
So money well spent in my opinion. 

We went to the beach in Anglesea on Sunday as it was surprisingly hot after the day before.  Oh my lord were there loads of people.  Not only on the sand but also in the water.  You couldn't stand in one place to long without having to try and dodge a surfer, a swimmer or even try not to get caught in a rip.  It was fun though.  It was so hot that I actually put sunscreen on for the first time in ages(everyone should put sunscreen on anyway, I just always forget or can't be bothered but you always should).  

The last day was just spent packing and cleaning up the house.  So all up it was a nice and relaxing weekend spent in Anglesea.  I definitely plan on going back some time in the future.

Laters xx  

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Anglesea Part 1

Hey guys,

So two weeks, I headed off on the bus to Anglesea with the grade 7s for a week.  I was keen as for it because it wold be the first time I was away from the school for a while like properly.  Due to me being the only female gappie there I got my own room with a double bed (score)!  I was put in the same block as some of the year 7 boys and next door to two of the male gappies.  I also shared a bathroom with the two boys, which wasn't as bad as it sounds haha.   

On the first day my group was down for body boarding.  It was nice and hot so it was good to get into the water, but man were the waves dumpy.  It was fun but I almost took a couple of kids out because there were just shit tonnes of them in the water.  There was about five different surf/body boarding classes out in the surf that afternoon.  

Wednesday my group (Group A) was down for "mountain biking" (it was more of a casual ride around Anglesea) and an initiative course full of problem solving activities for the kids.  On Wednesday night us gappies held a social for the kids.

Thursday Group A did some activities on the beach and made sand castles and we also went surfing.  Oh my surfing was hard for me.  I'm such a spud that I kept falling off and getting dumped and thrown around in the surf.  Oh such fun.  

Friday the kids did kayaking, I didn't feel like doing it so I just stayed on shore and took photos.  They were doing a lap around this little island in the centre of the lake, which was gonna take them like half an hour so I walked to the shops and got a coffee; a real coffee.  I enjoyed staying dry and taking photos.  

All up the camp was amazing and I would happily do it again if I got the chance.