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Rosie’s 2019

By Rosie Wilkie , January 7, 2020

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  • started my new years by sleeping on a boat with someone i thought was my soulmate 

  • went to a cult camp 
  • walked on fire
  • got my ears pierced (they’re closed up now because i can’t commit to anything)
  • dyed my hair purple but it looked silver
  • be came solely dependant on pawpaw cream
  • got another stick and poke
  • won swimming age champion for the 4th year in a row
  • broke up with my “soulmate” on valentines because i got scared
  • stopped eating
  • got super hyped for a camping trip – didn’t even leave sydney before getting escorted home by the cops 
  • stalked the cute lifeguard working at my pool
  • went to a #savelifemusic protest and did a whole lot of yelling and really bad singing
  • got given my first ever bunch of flowers
  • cried on my 15th birthday because i was too scared to eat my cake
  • went to mardigra and hooked up with a random 28 year old beautiful brazilian man (I’m not joking it was awesome)
  • got bangs
  • fell involve with the colour purple
  • made my friends cry  
  • started surfing again
  • went to a climate strike and screamed till the fucking politicians heard us (they still haven’t)
  • lead on 6+ guys and blocked them all at the same time because i got bored
  • stopped filling in my eyebrows because i realised it was a waste of time and my eyebrows are fucking amazing as they are 
  • saw some crazy concerts
  • started to become obsessed with star signs and astrology
  • downloaded tinder for teens and became addicted to the constant attention and validation 
  • started playing soccer – realised im really bad at playing but if i run around chasing the ball and screaming i can scare off the other team
  • discovered fluff – spent 2 days straight in bed just reading issues and trying to write my own poetry
  • met my new soulmate but found out he was gay so broke up with so called soulmate
  • skipped class for the first time to go home and make pancakes 
  • momentarily fell in love with an old friend but released it wasn’t worth it
  • started writing poetry on the school bathroom walls
  • bought my first pair of heels
  • meditated. a lot. 
  • went to my first fancy party and was the first person on the dance floor while people silently judged me
  • accepted the fact that im too short to wear pants from most of my favourite shops 🙁
  • started practicing yoga
  • made my mum cry by refusing to eat
  • tried to learn how to skate but fell off and almost hit a dog with my runaway skateboard
  • got stuck inside my house for 22 hours because my street was flooded
  • saw some nice people to fix my brain up, teach me how to eat and and make me happier
  • gave up my room for my weird german family
  • ventured into redneck north qld with said uptight germans
  • realised i love travel and that its all i want to do with my life after school
  • started my journey to become a hippy
  • understood that its okay to nourish and feed my body and thank it for all the hard work it does
  • fell involve with my eyes
  • ate some fruit that a cute old lady gave me on the side of a road
  • became really horny for no reason
  • swam under a massive waterfall in my undies because i forgot my swimmers then proceeded to walk 5km through a rainforest dripping wet because i didn’t bring anything to change into
  • discovered that even tho i like being alone with my own thoughts i need human interaction to make me feel sane
  • fell involve with my italian tour guide for a day (i never saw him again)
  • peed in a 2km long ancient lava tube
  • found a witch hut and got myself possessed
  • kissed a goat
  • went snorkelling in the great barrier reef and realised climate change is killing it all because there was literally no colour in the coral 🙁
  • flew back to reality and said bye bye to my crazy german family
  • relised i didn’t actually miss my friends that much
  • bonded with my science teacher
  • became addicted to playing solitaire
  • got a piggy back from a random 30 year old at a concert and when he tried to kiss me i told him i was gay before running off with my best friend
  • started learning how to read tarot cards
  • got given a gold star 🙂
  • almost got blackmailed by a stalker boy
  • started making tiktoks
  • went on ski trip. found out i can’t ski. tried to learn how to. crashed into many trees and people. bonded with some school mates. built a snow tower taller than me. ate a shit tone of snow. fell asleep on someones lap for 3 hours on the bus home (she couldn’t walk the next day)
  • went to a concert and had to babysit my ex while he was on caps trying to tell me he was still in love with me. left early and bought my best friend a kebab after she got punched in the face by a dickhead
  • went to work experience and realised I’m good at talking to adults. made some new friends there too
  • went to another climate strike and made my own poster this time
  • blew off work experience to get high because i’m an angsty rebellious teen
  • got in a lot of trouble for not going
  • gave a successful presentation by myself after my so called partner ran off because he’s a pussy
  • had an existential crisis. 3 times in a week
  • started swimming again
  • lost my cat, cried for a week, found my cat
  • got crushed in another mosh pit
  • started painting again
  • redecorated my room for the 3rd time
  • started keeping a journal
  • drank tea religiously
  • lost half my friend group 
  • freaked out over yearly exams 
  • aced all those exams (except math blah)
  • met my new soulmate 
  • tried champagne for the first time (had a little too much)
  • made a folder full of photos of me crying
  • stopped eating again 
  • got acrylic nails for the first time (they’re impossible to use)
  • had my year 10 formal – refused to wear a dress and showed up looking like a human disco ball in my sparkly pants
  • made friends with a random german backpacker who had pretty hair and found someone with the same birthday as me who also had pretty hair
  • scared 2 uber drivers and a taxi driver in one night 
  • broke up with my new “soulmate” 
  • decided to stop calling every boy who is vaguely cute my soulmate 
  • realised i’m REALLY good at playing fire boy and water girl instead of working in class 
  • got overly excited at meeting new kids in my year and scared them all off 
  • went camping and embarrassed myself by nose diving in front of a group of cute surfer boys
  • choked to death from all the smoke because australia is on fire 
  • started writing slam poetry 
  • perfected my chocolate chip cookies
  • had the most amazing week with my one true soulmate who moved to england 2 years ago but i never forget why she is my best friend 
  • made my mum and best friend christmas presents by hand because i had no money to buy something
  • had a 4 hour long bath 
  • dreamt i was a cow and realised they’re my spirit animal 
  • got severely sunburnt at least once a week for the majority of summer (fucking global warming)
  • got my first ever fluff package FINALLY 
  • gave up on pretending to be someone i clearly was not
  • made a vow to ensure my 2020 will NOT be the same as the last two years this decade will be my fucking decade so look out  
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