1. Not everyone is going to like your music –  but fuck em. They don’t have to.
  2. A good pair of Converse will get you a LONG way.
  3. Always tie up your docs extra tight, and wear bandaids on your heels if it’s been a while.
  4. Make the first move, ESPECIALLY if you’re a girl. Boys these days aren’t as tough as they seem.
  5. Everyone wants friends, but doesn’t mean they’ll go to the effort to stay as one of yours.
  6. If you think someone is cool, ask them out for coffee. It’s surprisingly not that hard to make friends when you share common ground, even if you are complete strangers.
  7. Stop expecting things to be like they are in the books and movies. Refer back to THAT scene in 500 Days of Summer when necessary.
  8. Sometimes the girls you didn’t know in school become some of the best ones you know as an adult.
  9. Never regret buying art.
  10. There is no greater feeling than seeing your favourite band play your favourite song live.
  11. It’s important to have girlfriends, but seriously hard to find good ones. But don’t give up looking, because they probably live in Brisbane.
  12. Attending Groovin the Moo is one of the few traditions that I actually have (aside from watching Love Actually at Christmas time, of course).
  13. Sitting at a desk/table with a cup of tea and a nice candle burning will instantly make you feel more motivated. 
  14. NEVER give away that band shirt that you once really liked, because you’re guaranteed to fall in love with it again later on in life.
  15. Boys shirts are always better.
  16. Watercolour painting and listening to music is very therapeutic.
  17. Sometimes you’ve just gotta get in your car and drive.
  18. Fisherman’s caps are great for all occasions.
  19. Be friends with people who encourage your creativity.
  20. Really LISTEN to what children say – they are actually the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet.
  21. If you ever feel cranky or pissed off with your partner, just take a pause and hug each other PROPERLY. It’s crazy what a good hug does to your mood.
  22. Loving yourself doesn’t just happen straight away; so don’t feel bad about making splurges on clothing that makes you feel good, because every little bit of self-confidence helps.


I like these so much, I think I’ll stick them on the wall.


Till next time, 

Viv  x

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January 4, 2017


what a smile– many happy returns. in line with my other comment, you probably have a personality with so many good qualities for a variety of people, but any ambition you have will create tension with anyone you think of as “lazy.” (really anyone who isnt keeping up with your constant pace.) you give people tough-love “pep talks” to get out of their ruts, if only because you cant stand to see them slowing down for self-pity. at least, the last cap i knew was like that.

learning to appreciate how people naturally differ from you will help you love them. its not that opposites attract (they do sometimes,) but you will always be seeking out “business partners” in life, and while you might be driven you cant compete with partners all the time. too much friction is inefficient and wasteful. this goes for friendships, not just romance. and thats probably my last foray into astrology on wordpress; its not a hobby, just something ive been thinking about lately. (feel free to tell me im wayyyy off!)

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