Everyone has a story. A defining moment of their existence that makes them the person they are today. For Humans of UniSA, we delve into the depths of human nature and speak with some students to discover a slice of their personal history.
Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing,
Bachelor of Arts (English and Creative Writing)
Identity is really important to me and it’s a huge part of who I am. I feel like we need to love ourselves—no matter who, or what, we are. I’m a straight female and, for me, my identity was pretty clear cut, especially during school. I think that time in our lives is when we usually start finding out what we
I’m a big believer in sparking something in person and letting fate decide if we’re right for one another. That’s actually how I met my boyfriend. I think by making that initial contact that doesn’t stem from a dating site, you can really see the connection you have, both emotionally and physically. With that said, it isn’t for everyone.
As cheesy as it may sound, hope and optimism are the best tools you can have, especially when it comes to a romantic relationship. You’re not going to have the same timeline as everyone else, so there’s no need to rush into anything. When you spend some time getting to know yourself, and really appreciating who you are, that special person will just walk into your life—and the wait is really worth it for them. Don’t stress, because love will eventually come your way, and it’ll be one of the greatest things ever.
This is probably a bit embarrassing for me to say, but there was this one time I fell down a flight of stairs during a date with this guy. I look back on that now and find it hilarious. But, I guess that moment was a message in itself. Sometimes, you have to fall on your face before you can meet the right person. Maybe that was the universe telling me that guy wasn’t right for me. Another piece of advice though—don’t wear heels on metal steps!
Interview conducted by Ryan Colsey
Image supplied by Courtney Flynn
This piece was originally published in Edition 30.