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Conveyancing and Children

movingIn retrospect, no one really ‘hates’ children, even though many claim to. After all, children are not constrained by race, ethnicity, cultural background, family or any of the things we usually judge humans with. They are universal. Thus, people who claim to ‘hate’ children are actually just objecting to their shared behaviours: rudeness, loud voices, a lack of inhibitions and a general absence of the ability to make decent conversations.

Thus, I object to the shared behaviours of nearly all children. In fact, I strongly object more than most, which I acknowledge as a personal weakness as there are many who can handle children with no issues whatsoever. It has cost me, in the past. I used to be a conveyancer. Melbourne has many houses and properties I need of conveyancing, and no doubt they continue to be conveyed without me. I became a liability in the office whenever clients brought their children, which I must note, they were at liberty to do. We even had a designated play area with various tools of education, such as that strange device with beads and very long pieces of thin metal for children to…do whatever it is they do with such a device. However, sometimes in my conveyancing duties, parents would bring their children of varying ages into the room. The children would proceed to make sounds of an unpleasant tone and timbre, possibly indicating want or need. I would object, and the clients would not be pleased. Those are the broad stroke details of why I left that particular line of work.

Melbourne deserves conveyancing solicitors who are more tolerant of all clientele, and not just those who can compose themselves with decorum and respect of the great pursuit of property transfers. In retrospect, perhaps I am experiencing difficulty letting go of my previous vocation. However, I cannot return. I must find my own way, a way without the possibility of the child contact that irks me so. Perhaps I can work from home.

-Laurence

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Can men study beauty therapy?

beauty therapy courses MelbourneI don’t know why but I’ve always loved makeup. Not just the boring old mascara your girlfriend puts on in the mirror, I mean dramatic makeup for performances, special events and movies. People don’t realise how much work goes into creating a pop star’s visage before they hit the stage. Their features need to be seen well from miles away so the makeup artist has to put on a lot of heavy makeup which looks over the top when you see them up close but is perfect for the stage. This kind of specialist makeup excites me because it’s a challenge; how am I going to make this person look gorgeous? How am I going to coordinate their look with the outfit and the theme of the show? Even more interesting is the kind of makeup used in fantasy and science fiction films which verges on special effects. I ended up taking a diploma of specialist makeup in Melbourne and have since had the chance to do this kind of work for a few shoots!

Most of the time though I work as a standard hair and makeup artist at local theatre productions and fashion shows, and I have a lot of private clients who call on my services for special occasions. Sometimes they ask me whether I do beauty therapy – other stuff like eyebrows, waxing and manicuring. I’d never given it much thought until then and I found myself considering beauty therapy courses. Melbourne is a pretty progressive city, so even though I’m a guy, I’m sure I won’t be ostracised too badly when I enroll in the course… right? The girls will probably be lovely, I guess my main concern is that a lot of women would opt for a female beautician over a male one. It would be a really useful skill to add to my repertoire, especially for my long term clients who know and trust me and somtimes ask me for these services. Is it okay for men to study beauty therapy? Sure why not.

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The unforeseen: Changing my career trajectory

laser hair removalAs an ambitious young woman of colour wanting to make her mark on the world, I launched headfirst from VCE into a law degree, quickly reaching the top percentile of my year at one of Australia’s most prestigious universities and on track to becoming a world-class lawyer. I was a very cerebral person and paid little mind to my looks. It wasn’t until my third year that a roomie pointed out a flaw in my appearance; a blemish that I’d neglected to pop, and the incident became a trigger for a downward spiral of self-awareness. I began noticing all of the body hair, the unshapeliness of my eyebrows, even the little coffee coloured smudge on my upper lip. All of a sudden I was clicking frantically on google for self-beautification remedies.

The one thing that kept popping up was Melbourne laser hair removal clinics. I read about the permanence of the treatment, how painless the laser is compared to waxing, tweezing, threading and other such antiquated methods of depilation. It wasn’t long before I was under the electromagnetic ray getting my unsightly tufts zapped away for good. After receiving the treatment, I loved the effects of laser hair removal so much that I went to get eyebrow tattooing in Ballarat. My eyebrows were bushy you see, but the hair was also quite fair, which did not give a very effective impression of eyebrows at all. The cosmetic tattooing gave me permanent eyebrows which has given definition to my face for a more dramatically beautiful look. I realise how boastful I must sound but the laser hair removal and eyebrow tattooing I got in Melbourne and Ballarat worked wonders for me, and it can for you too.

Ever since that pivotal phase in my life, my interest in the delicate art of beauty therapy has grown exponentially. The marvels of modern technology and the psychological benefits of contemporary beauty therapy have enticed me to reconsider my studies. Law doesn’t interest me like it used to and I’m now considering a course in beauty therapy. I’d love so much to be part of the positive change that can be made to people’s looks no matter their age.

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Studying web design as a mature aged student

web design coursesUnlike most people, my life didn’t take a direct path. After graduating high school I became a labourer while all of my friends went to tafe or university. Then I changed my career a couple of times, and I even had a crack at owning my own business. I didn’t even get married until I was 40, which is a little unusual I guess. Anyway, recently I was sponsored by my employer to up-skill and take a web design course in the Melbourne CBD.

Look, I’ll admit it, I was terrified at first. The most education I’d had since I was sixteen was a hospitality certificate and a couple of IT courses which were unregistered. Going back to school to do a proper diploma was daunting for me as a mature aged student. They say that when you get to my age your brain doesn’t retain new information like it used to, and that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But, I didn’t really have much choice. I had to do this course for my employer, and after all, it wasn’t costing me anything, so I decided to give it my best shot.

Taking the course in Melbourne went much better than I expected. You’d think that software development degrees are one of the hardest (and perhaps they are), but really, you don’t need any former knowledge before you begin. In a way, I had this advantage over the younger generation taking the course because I’d already worked in the IT industry. Also, it really wasn’t all that hard to learn new skills. Perhaps I was a little slower at learning but I was more mature too, which meant I had better focus and attention span. I learnt a lot about web development and applications that I didn’t know before and brought a lot of new skills back with me when I returned to my job. Just goes to show that it’s never too late to learn.

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Your own person dry needling practitioner

trigger point dry needlingMy partner is a tradie. He works 10-hour days doing grueling manual labour and when he comes home he passes out on the couch. As a nurse, his work seems like slavery to me, but he gets an odd satisfaction out of it and of course, he’s addicted to the money. I try to make it up to him by giving him massages and preparing soothing aromatherapy baths, but lately he’s been getting weird pains in his back and neck that I haven’t been able to help with. I ended up booking him in for a treatment called trigger point dry needling which helps with the muscles and spasms. It can also be used to treat chronic pain and conditions like myofascial pain syndrome.The treatment was really effective and he loved it so much that now he wants it regularly for maintenance. So I decided to check out some trigger Point Dry Needling Courses Melbourne CBD for myself.


It’s not that the costs of the needling sessions were unmanageable for us, in fact they were quite reasonable. But I figured, if he’s going to be wanting treatment for life, then I may as well learn how to do it. Not only would I be saving the cash that would be going towards the dry needling treatment but I’d also be bringing some in. Plus having my own practice would suit my lifestyle as an nurse because I’d be able to make my own work hours. I did a bit of research on trigger point dry needling, and read about how they use small filament needs to reduce muscle swelling and dysfunction. I guess you wouldn’t expect to be able to do a
dry needling course in Australia because it seems like such an eastern thing, but actually it has little in common with acupuncture and Melbourne has a few good schools that offer accredited courses in dry needling. Anyway, I’m about to start my course soon… what a lucky hubby I have!

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Conveyancing v Architecture

I Conveyancing Melbourne don’t know why, exactly, but for some reason I thought that after my first year of uni I would have at least some idea of what I was actually going to do with the rest of my life. I thought I would just move straight through into the course I’d already chosen for myself, that I would take a wide range of different subjects, and naturally fall into something that I loved. Well, a year has passed and I still have no flaming idea what I’m doing with my life. More than that, I don’t even know what I want to do this year. When enrollment happened I just sort of picked a whole heap of classes at random and hoped for the best. Maybe I wouldn’t have to find my future. Maybe it would find me.

Looking back at my chosen classes, I really don’t know what in the world I thought I was doing. I have finance mixed in with conveyancing, agriculture with architecture. It’s a mess, pure and simple. People have been telling me pretty much non-stop that I need to play to my strengths, but what do you do when you’re mediocre at everything? I mean I’m not stand out good or bottom of the class bad so I haven’t been able to narrow down my list of options.

Maybe, instead of thinking about strengths vs weaknesses, I should think about practicality. I mean, is there anywhere to practice conveyancing in Mentone? Probably. Are there more than ten conveyancing companies? Probably not. Even though moving closer to the city would be great for a lot of reasons, it’s not something I really want to be doing right now. I love living here, I can’t see myself wanting to move in the foreseeable future.

The whole thing is just such a guessing game – it drives me up the wall. All I can really hope for is to luck out and end up somewhere half decent.

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Melbourne wedding expo

Melbourne wedding expo was finally just around the corner. My husband and I had been looking through numerous wedding magazines in search of the perfect marquee for quite some time. So when we heard about the wedding expo we jumped at the opportunity to attend. A wedding marquee hire in Melbourne was our dream and had always been at the top of our shopping list when it came to our wedding. We knew it would be a great space for us to entertain our family and friends. The expo defiantly did not disappoint there were many different marquees ranging from all colours, styles and shapes. There were big marquees through to small marquee hires on display.

Inside ClearSpan Marquee - Melbourne

We were both overwhelmed by what we saw. It was lot to take in but in the end, both decided on a Melbourne clearspan marquee hire. This had clear roofs and a split walling system, which meant we could open and close walls, as we liked on the day of the event. I actually have to give credit to my friend from Malvern who had a 30th birthday party and hired a very similar clear-roof party hire marquee from another marquee hire Melbourne business. I remember everybody was very impressed; there was a timber dance floor as well as extensive lighting hire equipment.

The marquee hire we decided on had many different optional extras such as silk linings for the roof and walls. Other extras included stage hire and dance floors as well as extensive quality furniture hire. All credit goes to party marquee hire MelbourneE who on the day took the time to explain in detail how the marquee was set up and delivered on the day of the event. They were very helpful and even gave us complimentary round bar tables and stools.

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