“It seems the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realise the world to be.

The more I become aware of, the more

I realise how relatively little I know of it…

Maybe that’s enlightenment enough – to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity.

Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go”

Anthony Bourdain

Suicide is not the lightest of topics for a Friday post

But as I thought back to the events of the last 7 days.

Hearing of Anthony Bourdain’s passing a week ago rocked me. 

I’m not even going to begin to try to understand the ‘why’ behind it. 

I don’t think that It is mine or anyone’s place to assume they know what happened or why it happened.

But here is what I do know. 

This was a man who I looked up to as someone who ‘just got it’ and who I resonated with on many levels. 

The first (and only) cookbook I purchased was his. 

One of my favourite TV shows was his. 

Some of the best quotes I have saved on my phone came from his mind. 

Its hard to stop yourself from thinking along the lines of “He had it all” “He was so successful”

The unfortunate part of this is that mental health doesn’t discriminate. 

Suicide isn’t selfish. Suicide isn’t cowardly. Suicide is just sad. 

Sad because the individual feels as though that is the only way out. 

“Suicide doesn’t eliminate the chances of life getting worse, it ends the possibility of it ever getting any better”

If you are going through anything that you feel as though you cant climb your way out of the hole. 

Please seek help. 

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

At the very least find someone to talk to. 

At the very least talk to me.

I’m always here to listen.

Over the last week. I’ve been writing daily about what I am grateful for. 

3 things, that make me whole. 

  1. The Virtus Family (I have watched the Video below 100 times, it makes me remember what we have)

  2. My Friends: Morning coffee, games of FIFA, pointless phone calls. There is always someone there.

  3. My family. KP, Mum, Dad, Jess, Sarah and Bec. 6 of the best humans in the world.

What are you grateful for?




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