I am very grateful to all of the people who have inspired me in my life, and shared their wisdom with me. They are truly too many to name, but most especially: Michelle Grey; Nat Jayadevi; Anne Elliot; Daniel Taylor; Joan Power; Inez Schmidt; Angela Henderson; Mere Manning; Elisabeth Taylor-Waring; Cherrique Parker; Francis Cooke; Brooke Tietjens; Tara Smith; Sofie Yelavich; Elizabeth Becker; Rachel Bolland; Samantha Bailey; Kate Willoughby-Martin; Verity Lee Bosch; Ariana Manning; Francesca Abady-Kim; Lorisa Brown; Linda Lee; all the members of 2 Allenby Terrace – past and present; Samuel Gronn O’Brien; those associated with the western medical profession who have taught and mentored me over the years; the Bhakti Lounge Krishna Consciousness practitioners; Jaime Dorner and Suzy Hawes, who together taught the most amazing performing arts diploma course at UCOL; all the members of the UCOL DPA class of 2013; my family; the Garsides; my music teachers: Heather de Ridder, John Schwabe, Olga Barrett, Kathi Craig, Frank Merriman, Margaret Medlyn, and Lisa Harper-Brown; the staff and students of the New Zealand School of Music; the members of Drama Christi; and every other single one of my unlisted here, but written in my heart, very, very dear friends from other times and places, whom I only wish I could write all of your names down, but I would be writing forever.

Also a huge thank you to my dearly beloved unconditional best friend peaceful spiritual warrior (my Parabatai Agape in truth) Alexander Garside of Garside Imaging for his unconditional wild love, support, and belief in me, as well as allowing me to use his magnificent images.

Thank you to all of you. You have all helped me grow into whom I have always dreamed I could be.

Additionally, I am very grateful to the first true love of my life who catalysed the introspection that occurs from a broken heart. Whether intentional or not, you were an excellent teacher, and I changed much about myself in order to avoid ever going through that kind of pain again. Thank you for the part that you played. I hope you have all your dreams come true as I intend to ❤

And, finally, last but never ever least, thank you to the divine cosmos, for the chance to live this life.