The Boyfriend & The Study

Do you ever have those moments in life when someone takes all their frustration and anger out on you? Usually, someone very close to you, such as a partner or a relative? Recently, this happened to me.

I was helping my boyfriend write his very first assignment for university, and while I was there for support and guidance I guess he felt I was not doing enough to help him. Naturally, he became frustrated and overwhelmed with the assignment and took all his frustration and anger out on me. Apparently, it was all my fault that he did not understand the assignment and now I was being held accountable for him struggling with the assignment. Having been to university for over 4 years previously, maybe it was my responsibility not only to help him but because he is my boyfriend.

Understandably, frustration can take control and sometimes we are not who we are when our emotions get the better of us. Anger and frustration are completely normal, and sometimes a  healthy, human emotion. “But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion”.

Remember, you can’t eliminate anger! “It is a natural response to adapt to threats and it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviours, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. A certain amount of anger, therefore, is necessary to our survival”.

“In spite of all your efforts, things will happen that will cause you anger; and sometimes it will be justifiable anger. Life will be filled with frustration, pain, loss, and the unpredictable actions of others. You can’t change that; but you can change the way you let such events affect you and others”.



Original Pacific Ale Perhaps?

This has to be one of the tastiest beers I have ever tried. However, get it while you can as it is only a limited release beer to launch Stone and Woods new brewery in Murwillumbah.

Some may taste citrus and passionfruit flavours. This is because of the Australian Galaxy hops infused, which are quickly becoming a favourite among the craft beer brewers. Others may taste floral flavours which are the result of the Ella hops used. Personally, I think its scrumptious and you shouldn’t be too critical on what the flavour profile is on beer. At 5.5% strength, this strong Pale Ale is sure to move fast from the shelves so drink up and enjoy!

*Rumour has it this was the original recipe for Stone and Wood’s Pacific Ale. They changed the recipe to the Pacific Ale to appeal to more consumers.

Can I Get Onion Rings Instead Of Fries?

As a shift worker, often I find myself looking for a late night snack after a long night at work. Unfortunately, the only place open right near my work after midnight is Hungry Jacks (Burger King). So I did the walk of shame to Hungry Jacks and stood in line amongst the Inebriated, amazingly energised and zany hungry tummies to get my grease fix.

When I got to the counter and ordered, “a grilled chicken burger meal, no sauce, and onion rings instead of fries”. To my delight, I got complimentary fries along with my onion rings. However… This is what my burger looked like.

Um… WTF!

However, it tasted delicious!

Success Is Subjective

It is said that the people who achieve the most out of life are the ones who are… lets face it, boring. Their success is dependent on routine, rigour, attention to detail, and churning away day after day. That’s not to say you can’t be successful and not boring. Or, a person’s definition of success differs from another’s. Success is subjective.

To be clear I am not boring. I simply face the same problems other lost 25 year olds have, which is the uncertainty of where life will take me.