Without the dark, we would not really enjoy the light.
It’s a simple though, but one I have written on a little piece of paper in my wallet, just to remind me.
Yesterday I returned to my home in Emerald, Queensland, after a magical two-week holiday on the Sunshine Coast.
I visited my friends, I lectured at my old university and I also graduated from university and I have returned home with my brand spanking new Bachelor of Journalism.
I cried, for at least one hour of the ten-and-a-half hour drive home.
I cried this morning.
I cried again ten minutes ago.
Because I miss my friends, I miss that knowledge that no matter what there is someone who has your back.
I know they still have it now, but being so far away makes things bloody difficult.
But I laughed so much during the past fortnight that I can’t dwell on the sadness, but instead need to remember all the fun I had with the people I love.
I’m so lucky to have them in my life, and now I just need to start saving madly to go and visit them all again.
So ring your friends, tell them you love them and have a chat. Ask them if they like buttons – that’s sure to kick off the conversation.