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2016 Storms

The day before 2017, I reflected on the year that’s past, and the word that came to mind was Storms. It was initially quite negative, but sitting here with a hangover in 2017, they were brilliant storms and I have enjoyed most of them. CAREER For the first time in my life I performed a stand up solo show with 50 minutes of content at the Melbourne International Comedy festival. Hives and all, the storms were much needed. TV was a big thing this year too.   SCHOOL For the first time 11 years I went back to school….and damn it… They were brilliant storms. You know in the movies you see big waves and you can’t see in front of you, and then you see the rain disappear and then sun. Magically.   MONEY I left my Community Development job in July after 8 years. I started Ubering. Money will always be hard. Minimalise. TRAVEL I am always so surprised how much travelling I do. California with my mum, and the image of Yosemite National Forest still takes my breath away. MOFO in Tassie were intense stimulation and Palangkaraya slowed down my brain and gave me retrospect of the green world, and how we live in it. LOVE This morning I woke up and looked at my instagram account and saw all the beautiful people who have graced me with their dancing, smiles and laughter. The friends who have held me together when I fell apart, and those you let me fall so I can learn more of myself. Emotionally 2016 was a horrible year, and I will try...

DuberStories Day 2 #12 to #31

Day 2. 1230pm to 340pm. Follow DUberStories on Instagram   #12 Dave – North Melbourne to South Melbourne ChristChurch NZ, RichmondFC, Warriors Rugby team. Looking for new job. Funny Guy. #13 Amit – South Melbourne – Docklands Duo. Heading to ANZ. Gave new directions. Quiet times. #14 Zoey – Docklands to Footscray Missed train to Kyeton. Has three children. Catching a plane, but will probably miss it. Tattoos. Stressed #15 Sue Footscray to Maidstone Not really Sue. Sue’s son. Going for a job at Reece. Quiet. #16 Woman – Somewhere to East Keilor Visiting Dad at nursing home. Cried in car. Heading back to India. Will see dad again tomorrow. #17 Woman – North Fitzory to Melbourne Bubbly. Security Guard in Gold Coast. Works for bank. Had a big night the night before. #18 Bethany Melbourne to Albert Park Duo. Recognised my PomPom earrings. Other woman spoke beautiful French. Is French. Stunning women. Second session #18 – Ivan Prahan to City Startup business. Spending 2 months in Bali while working on laptop. will ride motorbike to Byron Bay. #19 – Party Car Melbourne to Docklands Full Car. Work drinks heading to work ball. Carlos jokes. Fun Bunch #20 Mandy – Docklands to Crown Casino Heston. Nice outfit. Taking off time from work. Looking for job. #21 Female – Melbourne  to North Fitzory Finished work drinks. Marketing. Will work through Christmas #22 Woman – Melbourne to Templestowe Christmas shopping. Didn’t say much. Was watching youtube iPad how to make photo machine. #23 Friends – Smith Street to Richmond Trivia night. Full car #24 Couple – Richmond to Richmond Good night...

Popping my Uber #1 to #11

Follow @DUberStories on Instagram So today, I did it. I sat in a car for 6 hours, after spending 1 hour re-cleaning my car. Yes Re-cleaning my car. The night before I did a deluxe car wash and then parked my car outside a construction site. Why you so silly Dd. So second trip to the carwash.   Things to do when setting up an UBER business. 1. Clean Car. 2 Wash Car 3. Register. Make sure you have a good driving history 4. Good car 5. lollies for car 6. a phone holder 7. fill up your tank. 8. Wear pompom earrings. 9. Set up a instagram account called @DUberStories   So how did it ago? It was exhausting, interesting and a lot of connecting. There were moments where I thought, should I talk? Am I too much? Should I leave them alone? You can judge by first impressions just as they get into the car what the experience will be. I’ve decided to document my Uber friends as numbers. Let’s see how long this lasts for. #1 Carl – City to Port Melbourne Dad. Married to a Twin. Two sons and proud of them. Going to see brother inlaw. When I first got the pop up, it was really felt like a first date experience. I got so giddy and excited and talked way too much. For my first Cherry Pop it was a good experience. #2. Two men. Port Melbourne to City Going from meeting to meeting. Enterprise business. Didn’t chat much. One follows the Blues for the colour. #3. Student Finished yr 12. Going to...