My evening out in Footscray, exploring delicacies and finding new music makes me realise how grateful I am to live in this city.

Something made me look back today, at a messier, more chaotic chapter in my life. It kicked me in the guts a bit, but then I realised, talking to a friend: what was I even doing there? I don’t think that I thrived in the country. I knew I had to get out, but I could never begin to imagine just how good life could be.