Opinions of a murri woman...

Opinions of a murri woman...

Monday, December 6, 2010

'H.G.O: Holidays, Graduation and Opportunity'...

Life in the tropics... Hot and humid one day, pouring rain the next....

With just a week to go until I start my new job with ABC Local radio in Sydney, I'm enjoying my last few days in Far North Queensland. In the past few weeks, I've been relaxing and spending time with family. Something I haven't been able to do in nearly 5 months.




One of the highlights of my break so far would definately be graduating from the Australian Film, Television and Radio school as the very first Indigenous Full time student of the Graduate Diploma of Radio Course. Since Feb this year, I've busted my arse and gave it all I had, and to finally receive that piece of paper, meant the world to me. On top of it, my name got called out infront of 800 people in the auditorium to say that I had won the AV MYER Indigenous award for exceptional talent for the school, as well as $20,000..... Yeah I know, ME, for exceptional talent... *shrugs shoulders with hands in the air*


My whole life changed on the 30th November. It was such a shock but very humbling, overwelming and emotional. I even shed some tears and would count it as one of the best days of my life.




So what does $20,000 mean to me after 25 years of living broke? It means I will be able to set myself up with a flat to rent in sydney while I work. It means I will be able to afford the things I've needed all year for my profession, like editing equiptment and more. But it doesn't mean it's going to change me. I have gone without for most of my life. I wasn't bought up with a silver spoon in my mouth and my family often had to go without. The money will be wisely spent and I am just so grateful to have recieved it. I have never been handed the easy road in life and have had to work for everything I have and everywhere I've needed to be, so to receive this money, I definately see it as a gift from the Universe and I can't say much more than THANK YOU!!!


On another note, this saturday 11th December, I will have the pleasure of 'Bridesmaid duties' at my sisters wedding. After 15 years together and 3 beautiful children, my sister Jade and her partner Ben, have finally decided to tie the knot. To be able to witness this occasion gives me hope in love after all... I can't wait to celebrate and to catch up with the family and friends.




So it's back to Sydney on Sunday 12th and back to the work force after 12 months, on December 13th.. A producing role of the overnights program on ABC Local Radio from December-Jan, then to Triple J's 'Hack' Program from Jan-April. It's only temporary, but it's the opportunity of a lifetime and I'm gonna make the most out of it!



If theres anything I can take away from the past few weeks, is that there is always something in store for us, and although we may struggle, the universe has a plan if you're willing to let go and accept it..... So here's to letting go.... Stay positive and live everyday like it's you're last...

One Love, One Life....