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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.

❤ 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 ❤

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.

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Serpents

17 Jun
GilmoreGirls

Re-watching Gilmore Girls now and so excited about the Reboot!

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On The Road.

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Mt. Macedon

Mt. Macedon.

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Gisborne Video Store. A thing of the past.

Gisborne Video Store. A thing of the past.

Asian Beef Cafe, Vegan Burger.

Asian Beef Cafe, Vegan Burger.

Eat Pizza <3 Vegan Pizza.

Eat Pizza ❤ Vegan Pizza.

Currently Reading.

Currently Reading.

Found my favorite Manner wafers in Gisborne!

Found my favorite Manner wafers in Gisborne!

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Desert with Caitlin.

Desert with Caitlin.


Recently Purchased.

Recently Purchased.

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April 2016

20 May

April was a month of Struggles. It was an effort just to find a reason to get out of bed in the mornings. My anxiety had me scared to leave the house most days.

I pushed people away. I stayed silent. There was a lot going on in my head to deal with and I did my best to get my shit together but it was difficult.

I still have dreams about being in Berlin with my Berlin friends, and then I wake up and realize I’m in Melbourne and I may never get to see those people again. It hurts. It’s hard to leave your whole life behind and start over again. I know things will be great for me in Melbourne, but it is taking time. Patience is a virtue.

Remembering that happiness is a choice I make on a daily basis makes things easier.

The best thing in my life right now is that I joined a Yoga studio in my small town and go a couple of times a week. It gives me such clarity, deep peaceful breathing and a certain knowledge that everything is going to be okay. 🙂

Here are photos from volunteering at Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary, a day trip to Torquay, yummy food and days out in Melbourne.

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Goatville

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Tippi the cow ❤

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Art work by the talented Melissa Grisancich.

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Made a friend at the beach. 

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Me with my Skinny Bitch copy. The book I read before going Vegan over 8 years ago. 

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You Got This!

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Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Made these vegan chocolate chip cookies 🙂 

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A big bowl of pasta. Comfort food. 

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Currently reading

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Long Green Food ❤ 

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Recent beauty purchases

March 2016

5 Apr
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City Nights

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Doughnut Time, first Melbourne store.

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Supercharger, Emporium.

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My coloring in skills.

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My Vegan Mystery Box.

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Shrove Tuesday.

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I endorse this brand.

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Favorite Green Smoothie. Banana, Lemon, Kale, Coconut Water, Ice.

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Carlton Club.

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Dumplings!!

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Currently Reading.

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Donated these pre-loved books to the ‘Little Library’ in Melbourne Central.

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Brunching in Brunswick.

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Roses and memories ❤

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OITNB and My Cat ❤

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Obsessed with Smith & Deli.

Dezember 2015

31 Dec

Dezember marks my final month of working at Dolores and living in Berlin.
Stumbling home drunk at 6-7am on a week day has become somewhat of a regular occurrence, Berlin what have you done to me!? Clearly not dealing with my current situation well.
The truth is this is all happening due to the decisions I myself have made.
It is coming from a place of knowing where I need to be right now, realizing what makes me genuinely happy and feeling supported that there is a reason for this to be happening.
There are things that I need to do and I cannot do them here in Berlin. I guess it’s been long enough and I have done what I came here to do.

I hope to return to Berlin within the next few years to complete a masters degree in Accounting/Finance.
This journey that began in October 2014 has been so completely amazing, challenging, rewarding, and exactly what I was looking for. I feel so blessed that I gave it a shot and everything worked out for me ❤
Thank you Universe.

Another day, another Burrito.

Another day, another Burrito.

Neukölln Arkaden.

Neukölln Arkaden.

Dinner for two.

Dinner for two.

Görly.

Görly.

Vegan French pâtisserie, Ohlala.

Vegan French pâtisserie, Ohlala.

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Gabby B is my girl.

Gabby B is my girl.

Work Christmas Party with some of my favorite chicas.

Work Christmas Party with some of my favorite chicas.

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Vegan Salad at work.

Vegan Salad at work.

Warschauer Straße.

Warschauer Straße.

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Jannowitzbrücke um 1895.

Jannowitzbrücke um 1895.

Yessss!

Yessss!

Rathaus Neukölln.

Rathaus Neukölln.

Autumn in Berlin

20 Oct

Autumn is just too beautiful and makes me so happy.
I recently purchased a plaid blanket scarf which has been a god send when riding my bike around Berlin in 4 degree weather WHILE sick.

Need to up my red lipstick game and will have to start wearing my vegan doc martens in the next month as vans just won’t cut it.
This post includes good food, books, photos from Spree Park, which is an abandoned theme park in Berlin and the Festival of the Lights.

I am now on holidays from work and German school for 2 weeks and life is great because I choose to make it great.

Raw Lasagne Alix and I made.

Raw Lasagne Alix and I made.

Rebecca is my fake name haha.

Rebecca is my fake name haha.

Perfekt day at Tempelhofer Feld.

Perfekt day at Tempelhofer Feld.

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Sweet hardcore show at Tommy Weisbecker Haus, Kreuzberg.

Sweet hardcore show at Tommy Weisbecker Haus, Kreuzberg.

Stand Your Ground. Berlin Hardcore.

Stand Your Ground. Berlin Hardcore.

New Purchases.

New Purchases.

I miss strolling the streets of NYC.

I miss strolling the streets of NYC.

Meow. New socks :)

Meow. New socks 🙂

Marie Forleo is amazing <3

Marie Forleo is amazing ❤

Free English books on Weser str. Neukölln.

Free English books on Weser str. Neukölln.

Perfekt days in Berlin.

Perfekt days in Berlin.

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Spree Park, Berlin.

Spree Park, Berlin.

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Old Entrance.

Old Entrance.

Following the mini train track.

Following the mini train track.

Follow me, I know places.

Follow me, I know places.

Oranienstr.

Oranienstr.

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Festival of the Lights, Berlin 2015.

Festival of the Lights, Berlin 2015.

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The best falafel in Berlin from Sahara Imbiss of course!

The best falafel in Berlin from Sahara Imbiss of course!