This blog is part of my self-care process and being able to journal my archaeology journey is an absolute blast. I know i will be grateful to have this to read down the road.i am absolutely proud of myself, in the most cheesy and tacky way possible. It's an amazing feeling to finally 'settle' with myself. Maybe not in the way that you’re thinking of. In fact, i have never, and i think i will never be satisfied with who i am and what i want to achieve. And that's okay. However, i am slowly learning to appreciate the things i have accomplished and recognising the efforts i put into reaching my goals. In other words, to be less harsh with myself. I honestly have to credit m 🌻, and to thank him for being my rock. He never ceases to amaze me with the person he is. He makes me stronger in a way that i know i'm doing it for myself. In many ways, he had helped me realise that it's okay to fall because someone out there will lend a hand to help you up. Sometimes, the person is an unexpected one.
I love the idea that i can share this with whoever happens to stumble across my blog. I hope to spread the message, no matter how cliché, that it's never too late to chase after your dreams! All you got to do is follow that gut feeling, because trust me, no matter where you are in the world or what you are doing, that feeling of burning passion and the need to do something about it - will always be within you! Never be afraid that you'll be alone, because no matter where you are in the world, you will be surrounded by people who will start of as strangers. And more than likely, they want to be there for you, as much as you can return that kindness for someone else.
I wanted to tailor my studies and career in a direction where i can see more of the world, learn more about the world and fall in love over and over again. and like many things, i romanticise the world. yes, archaeology was my answer. i mean, as a child being an archaeologist definitely was on my "when i grow up i want to be" list! it truly feels like my love for science, history, travel and the outdoors is all sparkly wrapped up with a nice big bow tie... ready for me to un-box and discover.
AREA OF INTEREST
Viking and Medieval Scandinavia
Maritime and Medieval Archaeology
Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
University of Sydney