It's not a black and white choice, but sometimes having your own independence is more important than your own home.
Any married couple will tell you that having a good marriage takes work, and living a good life as a single person is no different.
In the grand scheme of things, I reckon you'd be better off if you failed the HSC than buying into the lie that your self-worth comes from getting a high number next to your name.
I did an experiment to try and grow my self-confidence.
The message of the Bible is clear: All of our meaningless trinkets will pas away, and all that will be left is our relationships - with God, and with each other.
Sometimes we don't just need more "resilience", we need wisdom. This life really matters. If you are going the wrong way, it is never too late to turn back.
Getting rid of most of my books was a very difficult process, but worth it, for me.
Though it may be a cultural fad, minimalism has greatly enriched my life.
The only person's behaviour you can control is your own. It's important to be self-aware. How's your diet, sleep and exercise? Don't forget God's grace.
It was a big year, with a lot of personal change and growth.