Ramblings of a Young Aussie Writer

A writer lost in her own imagination

What Drives A Human — October 21, 2019

What Drives A Human

I think that sometimes my mind wanders at the strangest times but when I have an idea, a thought, I get completely lost in it. One that came to me lately and has been bugging me ever since is the motives of human beings. I had a terrible thought whilst driving in the car with my husband and I couldn’t stop analysing it.

Are human’s innately selfish? Deep down, at the very core, are we just creatures driven by our own selfishness. A morbid thought but one that I can’t ignore. There isn’t much comradery around anymore and people will stampede others just to get some unnecessary item cheap or free. Let’s face it, the fuelling behind that is not a pretty one. I can’t sanctimoniously make such a declaration without admitting my own deep-rooted selfish desires. The scary part is that I worry that deep down, when survival relies on it, how long will our humanity last?

Broaching this theory with my husband, who I’m not sure is one to question the universe, I confessed that it was a discerning thought. His response – no, I think people are either driven by selfishness or love. It can be either.

As a man who will certainly not be the next Gandhi, I was surprised by his insight. This is a man who has experienced examples of how dark humans can really be, yet he makes me consider my theory, gives me hope that there’s more to humans.

I’m still analysing this theory, but my usually not contemplative husband has got a point. There are many cases that showcase a side to humanity that isn’t based off selfishness. Maybe I’m just a half empty kind of gal. I’m glad I’ve got a half/half kind of guy to change my perspective.

And I’m Back…… — October 16, 2019

And I’m Back……

After a long absence, I’m back! In my time away, I’m suddenly a lot older, not much wiser, started a new career and now have a tiny human to keep alive. So needless to say not too much has changed. Couped up with a toddler, I’ve sorely missed blogging and the need to share my daily child wrangling fun, writing experiences and crazy thoughts. My is burning into my fingertips yearn to document the crazy thoughts in my head.

Motherhood has changed me more than I thought it could. I didn’t realise that small humans were THAT helpless for THAT long! Being a stay at home mum has been bittersweet. I love my small human, she’s fantastic but I miss being able to be something other than a mum. I’m thankful that I’m studying my degree to be a teacher and have to use my intellect for more than just outsmarting a toddler.

Writing has taken a backseat as I focus on my degree, being domestic and wrangling the small human, and I’m devastated about that. I’m currently on a break which has given me the opportunity to fire up my blog again – even if it’s only for my own sanity.

My strange musings will be posted on this blog and I’d love to make blogging friends. Now to fix up the look of this blog and get writing!