Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Highs and Lows of Living Alone

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Highs and Lows of Living Alone

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CHLOE LYONS

SOAPBOX

IT'S nice to be back on the Sunshine Coast.

For the past four months I have been in Europe.

Three of those months were spent working remotely as a European correspondent before I took a month off to travel.

It was a prize for being a joint winner of News Corp's young journalist of the year.

It was an amazing experience where I got the opportunity to cover everything from the Notre Dame fire, Julian Assange's arrest, the London Bridge terror attack inquest, charges filed in relation to the MH17 crash and all things Royal baby.

It was a bit of a baptism of fire living alone for the first time in a new city on the other side of the world, but I learnt a surprising amount being by myself most of the day.

I learnt my threshold for boredom is a lot higher than I thought, that talking to yourself is perfectly acceptable (but maybe not in the supermarket) and bumps in the night seem a lot louder when you have to check them yourself. …

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