Every novel begins with a single word. Every experience is made up of seconds. Every decision follows after a whole bunch of littler choices. But because life is often at least a bit ironic, it’s the little things we always let slip through the cracks. It’s the small, daily joys that we take most for granted. The big question is: Why do we miss out?
While it is easy to bury our heads in the sand and assume that involvement is the responsibility of others, collective action is powerful, and through unity we can be a part of creating change and building community. My question to you is, what are you doing with your hands?
I’m the first to admit I’m a go-getter. A big dreamer. A doer. My laptop is on 24/7, my cell phone is glued to my hand. I’m juggling a million and one things on my to-do list, and I thrive on it. And whilst I will be the first up in the morning and the last to bed at night, I also make sure I make time for self-care.
A dreary day with chances of thunderstorms were our forecast for this week. Not ideal conditions for the #mondaycrew, but give us thunder and we’ll find a way to make thunderade. I think that’s how the saying goes.
Art is for everyone. Colours. Words. Music. Working together or standing alone they can connect with us. Make us feel something. Communicate a bigger purpose. We don’t all have to be critics and connoisseurs to experience the power of the arts.
Mount Te Aroha Rise and shine, the weekend’s over which can only mean one of two things... You have to slog your way through a rough day of work/study/chill orrrr you can get out there and climb mountains like the #mondaycrew. This week our crew celebrate a few minor (let’s be honest they’re major) achievements.
“Millennials will save us all.” That was the underreported subtitle of Joel Stein’s TIME piece, The Me, Me, Me Generation. Stein’s article is probably one of the most popular articles written about our generation. And since it was on the front cover of TIME it must be true. We will save the world.
So another glorious Monday rolled around and that tingling feeling returned, deep in the loins of the #themondaycrew. It was time to lace up the activity shoes, put unsuccessful tinder dates behind us (Ben), limber up, and slap on our adventure caps for yet another walk on the wild side of nature.
The world is speeding up. If you live in the Waikato you’re probably more aware of it than most. Odds are, you escaped some larger city just for a change of pace. But even in the Waikato we are doing more stuff in less time.
My name is Ryan O’Connor and I was born and raised in Invercargill, New Zealand, thus the nickname Stag. I have been involved in many ventures; sports, performing, speech, music, studying in Auckland and Dunedin, from this I have a gained a wide network. However, despite being involved with many people, when it comes to deep and meaningful friends, I have but a few.
We all want to live lives worth writing about. Whether you think your life’s a novel, a script, a poem, a song, or something more indefinable, you can be sure of one thing: we are all works in progress. Living Lit is a #humpday hoorah about finding inspiration in the stories that surround us. It’s about how reading and writing in the Waikato can help us to discover the epicness in others and in ourselves.
When you’re constantly on the go, with study, work and life in general, grabbing your wellness fix when you can is super important. From a good sweat session, to some mind-body connecting, to soul nourishing foods, here’s the lowdown on the must visit places in the Waikato.