I have a bit of a confession to make…I am not in love Melbourne. Alex calls me ungrateful and she is right. I don’t not like it but well, I don;t love it like I am supposed to. Maybe I have travelling fatigue as I have lived in so many different places and I am hopelessly in love with Cape Town and London and even Perth to an extent because it holds my two greatest loves being my family and an incredible coastline.
The truth is, I have never given Melbs a chance. I came here depressed and was depressed for the last two years. Yawn! I know! Another depressed creative right? I hate to be a cliche but not even I can escape being generalised. I enjoy it here and I have made some incredible friends and I don’t even hate the weather so it’s not that. I literally have not made the effort because there is no reason why I shouldn’t love this incredible city. The rest of Australia adore it! It is like everyone’s sweetheart. As far as music, art, food, fashion and architecture go, Melbourne is the one.
Lately, I have been watching a lot of Woody Allen flicks and I have been inspired by the weird little twerp. No, I don’t want to move to New York…I’m not that predictable. What I do want to do though, is have a love affair with my city just like he does. So today, instead of using my car or getting the tram back from the city I decided to walk. There was method to my madness because I had a brownie for breakfast and I could do with the exercise.
Now that everyone has an iPhone and instagram everyone is also a photographer…including myself. And I will be using these tools to document this burgeoning love affair. I urge you to try and find the silver linings in your own city if you can’t travel. Trust me, they’re everywhere! You just have to pay attention.