Editor’s Note: APRIL

 

Well hello there.

Welcome to my brand-spanking-new feature: Monthly Editorial Notes!

I know I haven’t said much outside of my articles and posts up until now, but I thought it might be nice to start writing a small update on what’s happening in my life each month, and any thoughts I have about where we’re at in the year.

Please feel free to get in touch, comment, share your opinions, or add me on Social Media. I’d love to get to know you all!

Because this is the first Editor’s Note, I thought it might be nice to write a generic ‘Getting to Know You’ survey, so I can tell you a little about myself and you, the reader, can understand me a little better.

So away we go!

NAME:

AGE:

COUNTRY:

OCCUPATION:

SIBLINGS:

 

 

 

 

 

Shayde Morley

26

Australia

Customer Communications Manager

4 (soon to be 5)

Tanika: 24

Billy: 21

Amber: 17

Nikyta: 13

Jesse: not born yet

 

 

PLACES TRAVELED:

WITHIN AUSTRALIA:

South Australia (where I live)

Melbourne

Sydney

Brisbane

OVERSEAS:

The United Kingdom, Including:

London & Oxford

 

The United States, Including:

California

Nevada

Arizona

New Mexico

Texas

Oklahoma

Kansas

Missouri

Denver

Wyoming

Utah

 

New Zealand (where my Mum is from)

 

PETS:

2 Miniature Dachshunds:

Albus (Long Haired Dapple)

Arlo (Smooth Haired Red)

They have their own Instagram (yes, I’m one of those people):
https://www.instagram.com/albus_and_arlo/

HOBBIES:

 

 

 

 

Writing for The Art of Overthinking

Dragon Boating – see my side blog: http://without1paddle.wordpress.com

Reading

Walking my two Dachshunds

 

WHAT VEHICLE DO I DRIVE:

Suzuki Vitara (I only put this in because I work at a Car Dealership)

FAVOURITE FOOD:

I can’t choose one thing! If I had to narrow it down, it would be ice-cream, chocolate mousse or a burrito from Zambreros.

CAUSES I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT:

I love volunteering, and have volunteered at the RSPCA, The Youth Advisory Committee in my home town and as a Youth Mentor with the Sammy D Foundation.

Aside from volunteering, I also support Sea Shepherd Australia by attending their beach clean-ups, and have a couple of recycling bins at home that I fill with cans & bottles, and once full, the proceeds go to them (in South Australia, you get 10 cents for every can or bottle you recycle).

I also helped start a fundraiser at work which collects cans & bottles from customers, with the proceeds going towards the Royal Society for the Blind’s ‘Pupstar’ program to train up Guide Dogs.

WHO DO I GO TO FOR ADVICE:

I am very lucky to be surrounded by people I can count on, but I have a few people who deserve particular mentions: TJ, my partner, who is wise beyond his years; My Dad, who is an aid worker with Edge Church (and is currently planning a trip to Peru); and my best friend, James, who comes from Athens and always knows just what to say when I’m down.

IF I HAD A WARNING LABEL, WHAT WOULD IT SAY:

This one’s an easy one: ‘Caution, tends to Overthink to the point she thinks the world will end.’

WHAT’S THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I’VE EVER EATEN:

This is very Australian but probably Witchety Grub or Emu?

FAVOURITE MOVIE:

I have two movies I watch when I’m sad to cheer me up: Pineapple Express and Christopher Robin.

ASIDE FROM NECESSITIES, WHAT’S ONE THING I COULD NOT GO A DAY WITHOUT:

Pepsi Max. I am disgustingly, unashamedly addicted to it.

I hope this has been enlightening for you! As we carry on this journey, I’m sure you will get to know me, and I will share some more of the not-so-nice parts of my life too. But for now, we will leave it at this, and I look forward to reading your messages and comments! x

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