“I said I’d pass. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little scared of the dark… But they insisted I did. They said it was tradition.”
This week we’re talking about leaving your comfort zone behind and embarking on something new. Facing your fears, rising to the occasion, and then discovering something amazing on the other side. Maybe that thing isn’t even that magical, maybe it’s just the realisation that you can walk away from the safe arena you know and love, and come out unscathed. Whether it’s jumping into pitch black waters at midnight in Cambodia, bringing beauty and presence to rugby training or taking a toddler to the skies, this week we’re challenging ourselves and hoping for the best.
‘That Spatial Shit’ by Selena Shannon
As we grow up, we grow more comfortable with our identity, the group we belong to and the social rules we follow. Because of this, we tend to get boxed into routines and archetypes. It can sometimes take a lot for us to break out. But drama teacher Wendy Buswell believes there’s room for crossover between two worlds that never mix, and what better way to test her theory than with a national sports team?
Music: ‘Half glass full of wine’ by Tame Impala, ‘Loud Pipes’ by Ratatat, ‘Cherry’ by Ratatat, ‘Play’ by Huw Jones and Sam Brown (EMI), ‘Tomahawk’ by Downtown Funk (EMI).
‘Flight of the Family’ by Sam Loy
When it comes to doing something we dread, the voice in our head is often our own worst enemy. In this piece, we hear from a man facing his fear and doing what may feel like the impossible – taking his child with him.
This story was originally made for Sam Loy’s podcast ‘Human/Ordinary’, you can find it here: http://humanordinary.com/stories/ and follow him on facebook here: facebook.com/humanordinarypodcast.
All original music by Kent Sutherland
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Vic state coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Host: Jessica Hamilton
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Image: by Catherine Kolodziej
Music: Okkervil River – ‘Lost Coastlines’