About

I’m a tireless seeker of knowledge and I crave access to opinions and thought processes different to mine so that I can be ridiculously well informed. I may also choose to ignore all of those and just go with my gut πŸ™‚

I think life is brilliant, beautiful and completely absurd all in one. That’s why I’m taking to blogging… to sum up the brilliant, beautiful and absurd as it applies to me and hopefully so that it brings a smile to others… or at least makes them think for a second.

I should never (ever!) be allowed to become bored.

I come up with occasionally brilliant pearls of wisdom – and these usually work in stellar ways for others but not when applied to me… an acknowledged and accepted fact of life. I actually think it’s kind of amusing.

I’m also (apparently by pure coincidence) an Interior Designer (12 years) and a Student of Architecture (halfway through Third Year). I started my life over at 30. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. Well, sort of. I’m not going to lie and say this is easy. At times it’s the most heart-wrenching, horrible experience. I’m awake for the majority of the semester. I live on coffee and sugar and heavily caffeinated drinks. But I’m still passionate.

Something else I’ve started this year is tutoring in interior design and drawing. I absolutely live for it…. It’s the most inspiring, rewarding thing I’ve ever done πŸ™‚

I’ve finally gotten around to uploading the majority of my Architecture projects from my first couple of years of (mature age) student life… check them out under the ‘Architecture Stuff’ link, next to the ‘About’ link…

My passion and creativity drives everything that I do. Without them, I can safely say I would be seriously adrift. I’d also probably be a lot more sane but sane is not as exciting or everything it’s cracked up to be πŸ˜‰

It stands to reason that my life philosophy will heavily ingratiate its way into my design philosophy. I’m still trying to work out exactly what that life philosophy is and that’s the fun part.

Not many people get a second chance to live life the way they want to, so I’m diving in head first but this time, I’m keeping both eyes open.

Please don’t be afraid to comment – I really enjoy reading what other people have to say! Or if you want to email, it’s littlemisscurious1982@gmail.com πŸ™‚

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17 thoughts on “About

  1. I think it’s great you so openly incorporate philosophy in your life. My mom went back to school and took a ton of classes in philosophy and we had conversations regularly about the perception of it as a dead/academic discipline vs. the fact that it is still useful and important and is really about the art of embracing our humanity.

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m still learning to be open about the fact that I believe everyone needs at least a little something to guide them but I’ll get there! Did your mum take the classes just for interest or were they part of a larger degree / study area? I think I’m just finding that as I’m getting older, it is rewarding to have some kind of ‘centre’… a belief system as such that makes it easier (and more meaningful) to make decisions. It might sound silly but it saves me from floundering around uselessly in life (getting there), love (definitely not there yet), my studies (best thing i ever did) and other stuff. Haha.

      • Isn’t it strange we’re taught to protect ourselves by hiding our desire to build a personal philosophy? It’s totally counter intuitive.

        My mom majored in philosophy, and I think you could safely say was an “everyday philosopher.” It’s more practical than most people think (although not if you’re looking for a career strictly in the academic field).

        Having a belief system doesn’t sound silly at all. I think constantly reworking one’s life and approach to it is rewarding but vastly undervalued. You don’t have to have it all worked out, but if you take good care of the framework the rest definitely gets easier.

  2. Thank you for your commentary on a certain court case. Your observations, emotive writing and humour shine through.

    Your style is inclusive, so well expressed, and provides true insight into what you are witnessing.

    The fact that you can cover crime in such a way means the brighter world beyond this sordid stuff beckons for your talent as a scribe.

    If architecture turns out to be a disappointment, I can well see you having a career as a syndicated columnist.

    Thank you.

    • Thank you so much, Heather! What a lovely thing to say and your feedback is extremely valuable as it lets me know what others enjoy about my writing and what I need to include more of in my ramblings πŸ™‚ There are certainly moments when architecture irks me beyond belief (usually after several days awake and too much stress) however I think I’d manage to find the stress in any situation. It’s a God-given talent. Haha.

      Back on deck tomorrow to report to you guys from the front line…
      Xx

  3. LJC you are gifted with the written word. You share your wisdom that leaves me smiling and wanting more. No way are you are pretentious, ostentatious harbinger of boredom! You are what we need….vibrancy!

    I am a criminologist who began studying at the age of 30. Trust me, architecture is a much more dynamic discipline than criminology. I should just whack myself crazy for going down that road to nowhere. Go directly to Gaol and do not collect $200 SHITE!

    Oh well, In my next life I am going to be ??? Do I really want a text life? I’ll get back to you on that one.

    • Whacking oneself crazy applies to architecture too!! 5 nights awake in a row and you start to have visual and auditory hallucinations. Haha

      I think what you do is so interesting but I’ve always wondered what a criminologist does on a day to day basis? Like what does the average day entail?

      So if it isn’t a cheeky question, how many years have you been in criminology? Lol

      You’re not such a bad writer yourself! Is that a passion of yours too?!

  4. Anal retentive here…….Please ignore the grammatical glitch, in the third sentence. I swear it wasn’t me! Gosh I have heard that before. Hugs.

  5. Not again, not ‘text’ life, but ‘next life. Ok it’s off to conscience corner for me, to reflect on my crimes against the English language. Hugs

  6. Damn you LJC you’ve just hooked me with this stupendous blog and I don’t really have the time with it being winter ‘n all with limited sun shine.

    I’ve become emotional !

    • Hahaha…About time I got my own back, BR!! I don’t get to post as much as I’d like – I still have to upload the work from this last semester πŸ™‚

      Do you need a tissue? Lol

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