OPINION: For the love of the community
OPINION: As a curious teenager growing up in a small regional town, I couldn't wait to leave the comforts of home and take on the world.
Once I turned 18 I moved between share houses, ate cheap food and stumbled my way through a university degree.
After saying goodbye to the flexibilities of uni life and hello to the 9-5 grind, I traversed through different career paths revolving around the communications industry.
During these times I have connected with some pretty special human beings (including my current work mates, but don't tell them that!)
Consciously or unconsciously, I have always surrounded myself with a solid support network.
On reflection, my early beginnings instilled in me the importance of how a close-knit community can help us get through this little thing called life.
So, hold onto your loved ones and be thankful for the wonderful people in your circle.