What I learnt this week: Speak now

This week was lovely, as it mostly consisted of writing and socialising. (Plus a little bit of life admin- trying to solve the tiny situation of not having a job).

Checked out ‘The Dressmaker,’ with mum. We laughed and cried and laughed some more. Then on Thursday I was lucky enough to go to a Q & A, where I met the writer, director and producer of the film.

They were all women, which is extremely rare in Australia (and the world- scarily enough). The film has done incredibly well at the box office, which is even rarer for an Aussie film. And no, it’s not just amazing because the incredibly dreamy Liam Hemsworth takes his shirt off in it.  Although that doesn’t hurt…

Anyway, let’s not get side-tracked on that image or I’ll never finish this post! On one of my writing days mum came home and was carrying a bunch of groceries. She said it’s amazing how you can just get used to carrying a heavy load.

It made me think of how we can lug emotional baggage around. And it may not seem heavy at first but it will eventually weigh us down.

It’s best to talk about things, so the weight can literally be lifted off our shoulders. Because we don’t always need answers, sometimes we just need a friend to share the load with.

And it’s ok to let them help us- that’s what friends are for.

Friends are also for celebrating with! Friday night I headed out for champers with Hannah, as I made the long list for a screenwriting mentorship with Film Victoria. Then I continued partying with Nicole M for her birthday. We danced the night away at Public Bar (with kids I swear were under age…I couldn’t possibly be getting older)!

The rest of the weekend was frivolously delicious- I went to food festival with Jess N on Saturday night. And caught up with my cousin Will and his mum- Janette in Geelong on Sunday. We ate lunch on the beach and strolled around the botanical gardens.  It was just delightful.

Actually, I don’t think I have time to get a job. Unless someone wants to pay me to socialise???

Nic

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