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Monday Dec 19:
I’m about to go join the Occupy Melbourne movement. At least, I’m about to go camp out with them for a night to get a sense of who they are and what they are all about. I’ve already stopped by today to make my introductions, to get a sense of what the community is like and what they are hoping to work on. It sounds like they actually have a pretty good sense of things, and I’m intrigued to see exactly what that means and translates to. That all said, I’m also nervous. There is no backup plan. I didn’t get a room at the hostel tonight because I want to go out and try this. I stored my bags in another hostel since mine doesn’t do that sort of thing. And I have a small locker here at my hostel with the things I want for the next morning locked up.
I’m genuinely nervous about this. It has helped me to work on the things that I’ve been meaning to do. I’ve caught up a bit on blogs, I’ve done more research on Tassie, and in general I’ve been working on anything I can to justify why I’m still here in the hostel at 23:20. My eyes are crossing at the screen and my brain can’t work anymore. And I’m forcing my hand on this. This will be a learning experience. It may be awesome. It may suck. But looking at it objectively, it is very unlikely to be worse than the night I slept at Sydney Central Station. I am going to learn from this. It will be an experience. And I’m going to be glad I did it, even if it does suck. But that means I need to go do it.