Jan Feb Mar 2018

10 Jul

Sharing photos that capture the above months.I started off 2018 at home alone sober but in a really good place. I was dating someone who I adored, I was in good health, I was optimistic about the new year ahead. I was really excited about my trip to NZ in February. I went to the Aus Open with my mum.I got tattooed. I started semester 1 of CPA

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June 2018. Past. Present. Future

30 Jun

Well it has been too long since I’ve updated my blog and I’ve really missed it! It is a creative outlet for me to make sense of my life and I love reading through my blog which I started 10 years ago.

So let me get you up to speed.

Past.

Last year (2017) I traveled to 3 new countries: Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia. I turned 29, I completed my first ever full marathon run. I moved out on my own to Collingwood, just off Smith Street. The first half of the year was amazing, but second half my life kind of fell apart. In February 2018 I did a solo road trip of New Zealand (south island).

Present.

As mentioned I am living on my own in a modern apartment in Collingwood. I am still at the same job, in a couple of weeks it will be my 2 year anniversary there. I am still studying the CPA Program, I am set to graduate around April 2019 so less than a year to go ๐Ÿ™‚ Since my full marathon run last October I’ve been pretty off running, focusing more on my yoga practice. I started at a new studio at the start of this year and now attend Gertrude Street Yoga Studio. I’ve been going through a really difficult time with family dramas, stressful work and my personal life crumbling. I stopped drinking about 8 weeks ago in an effort to focus more on my health and mindset. Alcohol is a depressant that can drag me down dramatically so I’m trying my hardest to be positive, have peace of mind and move myself forward rather than looking back. I am in the process of getting a working visa for Canada which will fingers crossed get approved in the next month. I’m reading a lot and trying to get out and about but in a way that makes me feel safe and happy. As an example the other week I went to the Body, Mind and Spirit festival and this week I attended A ‘Business Chicks’ networking event.

Future.

I hope that the rest of this year will be peaceful, drama free and time for me to focus on my goals.

I would love to meet someone new to go on adventures with.

I will have trips to Sydney and Singapore for work. Plus I’m hoping to do a trip to Japan (haven’t been since 2010) or participate in a Yoga retreat in Bali.

I want to ensure that every week I am doing things that take me closer to my goals. I plan to complete my CPA studies AND move to Toronto early in 2019.

This Very Moment

5 Apr

When someone walks right into your life, completely unexpected and they are everything you are wanting, needing and have been searching for.

They are the reason you smile, the reason you want to be a better version of yourself and the person you think of when you think about the future.

Then very quickly they are in your bed and at the exact moment you are feeling so much love for who they are they say ‘I love you’ and the whole world melts away.

I feel different. My heart isn’t beating the same.

2017.

12 Feb

It has been far too long since I’ve posted and to be honest I’ve missed it!

Rather than try to recount the last 6+ months lets just pick up from the present moment.

  • I am living in Southbank in the same apartment complex I lived in (and loved) before I moved to Berlin.
  • I am still working full time in a Finance role in the CBD. It’s so pleasant walking to work each morning rather than the 1+ hour commute.
  • I am still studying the CPA Program
  • I haven’t been on a holiday in too long but am planning a couple right now
  • My cat Binx is not living with me yet but he will move in soon
  • Still focusing on yoga, running and maintaining good health with sleep, healthy foods, vitamins etc.
  • Trying to ensure I catch up with friends at least twice a week and also make time to see a certain boy who makes me really happy
  • Learning new things every week and more determined than ever to make my dreams happen!!

 

So there you have it and here are some pictures that capture the above info.

โค to you.

Summer Bike rides in Melbourne with Pinky

Summer Bike rides in Melbourne with Pinky

Williamstown Beach hangs

Williamstown Beach hangs

Home <3

Home โค

Aus Open 2017

Aus Open 2017

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Summer = poolside hangs

Summer = poolside hangs

St Kilda Skatepark

St Kilda Skatepark

Tofu burrito at Trippy Taco in St. Kilda

Tofu burrito at Trippy Taco in St. Kilda

Lunch with a view.

Lunch with a view.

My new yoga studio, Move Yoga Filnders Lane.

My new yoga studio, Move Yoga Filnders Lane.

Sign at Old Bar.

Sign at Old Bar.

No filter, I love this city.

No filter, I love this city.

Madame B's!

Madame B’s!

Couldn't resist the peach pallet.

Couldn’t resist the peach pallet.

Currently reading.

Currently reading.

TheOtherSide. – Written in August 2016

12 Feb

Life update: I recently started a new job as Finance Manager for a global tech company. I am so incredibly thankful for this opportunity and I know that the universe was listening to me all along! I spent months apply for jobs knowing that the right one was out there for me and I really didn’t want to settle for less. I even applied for a temporary collections role and thought I would have to do something like that just to get by while searching for my dream job but my dream job came along right in time in June 2016.

Just a few months ago I had returned to Melbourne from living in Berlin for over 1 year. I was in debt, on centrelink, in poor health, unemployed, living with my parents again, feeling pretty low and honestly struggled to find a reason to get out of bed most days. It was a really awful time in my life and I kept telling myself that things would be easier and improve with time. I never regretted coming home, I knew this was where I needed to be to make the next step forward with my life and achieve those goals I had set out for myself. Flash forward and I am happily employed, earning more money than ever before, I am officially studying the CPA Program, I recently completed my first Half-Marathon run, I’m in good health and I am taking steps to improve my life further. I am saying this in hopes that if you ever find yourself in that same position, with very little to hold on to other than your sense of self worth and your faith in the universe please know that what you seek is seeking you. Everything happens for a reason โค

 

In My Blood.

1 Jul
Iceskating in Melbourne.

Iceskating in Melbourne.

Me, many years ago.

Me, many years ago.

My 28th Birthday dinner (and cake) at Yong Green Food.

My 28th Birthday dinner (and cake) at Yong Green Food.

Lovely view of the city on my first 20K run.

Lovely view of the city on my first 20K run.

28th Birthday Cake.

28th Birthday Cake.

Birthday Picnic in the Park, 26th June 2016.

Birthday Picnic in the Park, 26th June 2016.

 

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Yoga is the best thing in my life right now.

Yoga is the best thing in my life right now.

I miss the feeling of falling in love. <3

I miss the feeling of falling in love. โค

On Repeat. Moose Blood.

On Repeat. Moose Blood.

On this protein powder daily while training hard, running 35KM plus per week.