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Postcards from 2017

Postcards from 2017

Man, these years really do fly by don’t they?

To say this year was a rollercoaster would be an understatement, jam-packed full of many highs and accompanying lows, laughs and tears, and a horde of new experiences.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the whole ‘new year new me’ mantra and be raring to go to start the new year afresh, with new goals and new adventures to tick off your bucket list, eager to brush the past year under the rug and move on with life. It’s never really until you take the time to reflect on everything you’ve done to really appreciate what a whirlwind it’s been, and what you’ve achieved.

So without further adieu, here comes my highlight reel…

Embracing a Settled Life

Embracing a Settled Life

When I first started this little blog, it was in the midst of quitting my job and heading off to see some of the world and live a much more glam globetrotter life. Or seemingly so.

Two years later, I’m back in a full-time job, shacked up in a city a stone’s throw from where I grew up.

I’m living the settled life that I ran from then, and couldn’t feel more different about it.

Staying Motivated in January (+ Giveaway!)

Staying Motivated in January (+ Giveaway!)

I don’t know what it is about January, but every year it rolls around with a familiar feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach (mashed up with all dat Crimbo choc). Because while seemingly everyone else in the world is out moulding their version of a ‘new me’ and pushing out resolutions all over the shop, I always get the same unsettling feeling, which I hate to say can only be described as a seeeeeerious case of CBA. To those not yet fluent in acronyms, that my friends, is a big fat Can’t Be Arsed.

5 Reasons to Love Halloween

5 Reasons to Love Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays (whether real or made up, it’s still a holiday in my books), because deep down, for some weird, morbid reason, I just love being scared out of my mind. Within reason, of course!

So this year, on this most ghastly and magical of nights, you’re most likely to find me kitted out in my witch hat doing any of the below activities. Let’s face it, mostly the cocktails though…

IT’S OKAY…

IT’S OKAY…

There’s one question that I seem to be getting quite a lot lately which is rapidly starting to become a bit of a pet peeve of mine: “So, what are you actually planning on doing with your life then?”

Yep, that old chestnut.

Because the truth is, I have no bloody idea what I’m planning on doing with my life – except to live it.

5 Things I’ve Given up While Travelling

5 Things I’ve Given up While Travelling

Sometimes to live your dream, you’ve got to give things up, it’s all part of the pros and cons of travelling.

Coming Home

Coming Home

There’s something so bitter-sweet about coming home to the city you grew up in, whether you’ve been away for months on end, or even just at the end of a long, hard week. Except maybe if you still live in the city you grew up […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Well 2015, it was one helluva year, right?! A crazy, spontaneous one full of crushing lows and soaring highs, unexpected endings and spontaneous new beginnings, and memories that will stick with me for a lifetime. In the past year, I’ve had the honour of being […]