Angelica’s official status: Adult

This photo was taken two days ago – 9th December 2016. It was a special day. I mean, aside from the fact that the marketing team finished off at 3pm to spend the rest of the day at the Royal Botanic Gardens for bubbly, beer, food and kris kringle – that was special enough in itself….

Spoke too soon

Remember that post I made a while ago about my life-long struggle with eczema? Well since then, I had actually experienced a bit of ‘normality’ with skin, if you can call it that. Let’s just say it wasn’t as horrible as it had been lately. There were signs of improvement – to the point where I…

ECZEMA

/ˈɛksɪmə,ˈɛkzɪmə/ Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a recurring, inherited, inflammatory skin condition. Symptoms include patches or areas of dry, itching, scaling and reddened skin. When I was born, the doctor reassured my parents, “Don’t worry, she’ll grow out of it”. As I grew older, they passed these words onto me and my young self took them…

To be creative is not for the faint-hearted

Creativity takes courage – Henri Matisse I believe that wholeheartedly. Countless times, I’ve emotionally voiced the following words: “I haven’t drawn in so long. I miss it.” But did I follow that up? Did I do something about it? No. I continued on not drawing, and I continued missing it. But why? I did not…

My struggle with the transition (and my successes)

I’m sitting here at my favourite little café in the heart of Sydney CBD, satisfied after inhaling my “Organic Golden Quinoa Detox” salad (trying to ignore the $20 price-tag) waiting for my pot of green tea to cool down and feeling happy; grounded. I didn’t, however, quite feel this way not that long ago. When I…