Alana James

An Adelaide girl's thoughts on life, love and all in-between.



Choosing to live the dream

In August I’m moving overseas. Europe, maybe London.

I’m doing the big, scary thing. I’m craving that nervous excitement, the heart pumping exhilaration. I’m already hooked.

I’m going to meet new people, see amazing things, and do good work.

When I share this news, I’m noticing people get very caught up in the what and how.

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The value of writing, no matter who reads it.

This is a blog post I constantly change my mind about. It’s been written and re-written multiple times, deleted, then written again.

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Podcast Ep 1 – Why all the questions?

All The Questions podcast – Episode One!

What do they do? Why are they important? And why am I so obsessed with them? In the first ever episode of All the Questions (YAY) explore the deeper meaning behind the podcast and why we all need more curiosity, confusion and questions in our lives.

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17 goals for 2017

For those of you playing along at home, here’s what I’ll be doing this year – 17 goals for 2017. It’s going to be an incredible year. Continue reading “17 goals for 2017”


Yep, 2016 was the worst year ever and the world is over.

Please kindly QUIT YOUR WHINGING ABOUT 2016. It was not the worst year ever. In fact, if 2016 showed us anything, it’s that negativity, fear, anger and blanket statements have rather adverse effects. Continue reading “Yep, 2016 was the worst year ever and the world is over.”


Democracy is not a spectator sport – get in the game

I’ve always been interested in politics. I was that kid at school that kept banging on about the importance of voting (and why drawing a donkey on your vote is not a good idea). I guess it’s no surprise I manage a Youth Parliament program for a living. Continue reading “Democracy is not a spectator sport – get in the game”


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