Wednesday Wisdom

Happy Wednesday, friends! In the spirit of all things to do with change, I’m sharing with you guys a photo rather than the usual quote for this Wednesday Wisdom. You might have already seen this photo, it’s been circulating social media for awhile now, but I recently came across it again and couldn’t not share it!

As someone who has changed a lot over the years,  I just wanted to remind you guys to not be afraid of change. Honestly, I think one of the most detrimental things we can do for our own personal development is cling to labels that we have either given ourselves or that others have enforced on us. Forget the labels. Figure out what makes you tick and the person you would like to become. Reflect on why you do the things you do and decide if it’s for you or for the approval of others. Don’t let others dictate who you are or your self worth. Ground yourself in your values and beliefs. Try new things. Find the lessons within each experience life throws your way. Build a life that makes you happy. Most importantly, embrace change and grow, grow grow.

Anyways, I’m off to bed now. I have a big day of uni classes tomorrow (and I’m still catching up on uni work that was deleted when my laptop crashed *cry*), but I hope you are all having a wonderful week and if not, there’s always time to turn it around! You’ve got this! I have more posts on their way so I will talk to you all very soon 🙂 xx… View Post

Tasmanian Adventures | Part 2

FRIDAY // 14th of July continued..

Hmm, so where were we? Oh yes, that’s right, we were stranded in the Tasmanian bush as darkness approached. Well, plot twist, we didn’t actually end up dying from frostbite like I had envisioned (because, you know, the fact that I’m alive writing this totally didn’t give it away). Instead we calmly went searching for any sign of a slight path or a pink ribbon. Ok, Ryan searched calmly and I may or may not have done a fantastic impersonation of a crazy person. The details aren’t important. I almost wished we had left a trail of breadcrumbs behind us like my mum had suggested (don’t worry, she was kidding… I think) but considering my luck they would have lead to some witch’s candy covered gingerbread doorstep. BUT, lo and behold, we found the freakin’ path. We then proceeded to walk back to the main track as fast as humanly possible. Phew, that was a close one. I nearly kissed the ground in elation (the key word being ‘nearly’ – my better judgement came through just in time). #Blessed. From there we went and got the most amazing pizza (because let’s face it after that ordeal pizza was in order) from a place called Solo Pasta and Pizza and fell asleep later that night watching movies.

SATURDAY // 15th of July 

Another big day of waterfalls. Saturday’s agenda consisted of Strickland Falls, Secret Falls (except ironically, this one wasn’t actually a secret), Myrtle Falls and much to my despair, Ryan wanted to give the hidden waterfall from yesterday another go. So we started off at Strickland Falls and once we found the track (tip: about 30 seconds into the track it suddenly stops and you have to cross the shallow water and go up the Little Rock wall) it was only a 2 minute walk to the waterfalls. I’m not sure what amazed me more, the waterfall or the fact that Ryan saw a guy walking around shirtless whilst I shivered in my five layers of thermals. We then headed back to my arch nemesis, the hidden waterfall, whilst it was still early on in the day to give us plenty of time. And you’ll never believe it,… View Post

Monday Update

THIS WEEK // Happy Monday, guys! I’ve actually had such a productive Monday, I love it. There’s something about a new week and a new month that makes me excited. Anyways, I thought I would do another quick check-in whilst my next post is on it’s way. This week will consist of the usual – renovations, study and blogging. In addition, I am going to sneak in a little time to work on one of my little projects; I might even be able to share it with you guys this week, so stay tuned!

UNI// Uni has now officially started back and it’s mixed emotions – on one hand I’m so excited about the fact that it’s my last semester in my degree but on the other hand I’m not looking forward to the long days of study and assessment. I’ve been back for one week and I already have assessment due – why?! However, I am happy about the fact that there is quite a lot of nutrition based subjects this semester (as opposed to just straight chemistry or biology) so I should have lots to share with you guys over the next couple of months. Yay!

HEALTH // So, this weekend that just passed consisted of Ryan and I having a Game of Thrones marathon because neither of us had ever watched it before (crazy, I know) and what came with it was a whole lot of indulging. Like, a whole lot. By the end of the weekend I noticed that I started to feel a little bad about it. And then I remembered to practice what I preach. So, if you have also indulged a little too much over the weekend, here’s a pep talk… It’s what you do most days that count; a weekend of indulgence will not undo all your hard work. A healthy mindset towards food is just as important as the food you eat. I had a great weekend with the people I love and that’s all that matters. Now that the weekend’s over I can get back to a healthier routine – no biggie!… View Post

Wednesday Wisdom

Happy Wednesday guys! One of the biggest lessons I have learnt is to work on the mind as much as I do my body. The great thing is we can do this anywhere, anytime 🙂 Here’s a challenge for you all this week – pay attention to the quality of your thoughts. Are they beneficial to you and your growth? Are you creating a calming or stressful environment for yourself? Are you being too critical or negative on yourself? How can you change your thoughts so that they align with the best version of you? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! xx… View Post

Tasmanian Adventures + Ryan’s Birthday | Part 1

On Wednesday we flew into Hobart in the early afternoon. Much to my surprise, we didn’t spend the remainder of the afternoon settling in and unpacking, instead we headed off on an adventure. After many windy roads and far too many wrong turns (my bad) we arrived at the perfect sunset spot, Mortimer Bay. And of my goodness. After a short walk, the trees lining the bay cleared to reveal an out-of-place wooden fence parting water so still that when you looked at it all you could see were the clouds reflected from above. The bay was entirely deserted besides us and one other photographer whom had the same idea as Ryan. The three of us chatted as they got their shots and all too soon the once golden sky transformed into a sea of purple as the sun slowly slipped behind the distant mountains bordering the horizon.

Now, a lot of you know that I’m not even fond of queensland winter; which to most people is a sorry excuse for a winter. So travelling to a place that actually experiences a real winter had me a little nervous. Perhaps standing in the sun had lulled me into a false sense of security, but up until this point I thought I had been handling the cold relatively well. That was until the sun went down. Only then did I learn the true meaning of cold. If it weren’t for that incredible sunset and the handsome soon-to-be birthday boy standing beside me I would have been seriously questioning my sanity in agreeing to go to Tasmania in the dead of winter.

From there we drove over to opossum bay whilst becoming very well acquainted with the car heaters. Eventually we landed on an isolated sandy road leading out to the pitch black beach, the perfect spot for Ryan to get Astro photos of the Milky Way. Which just so happened to also be the perfect spot to let my sook flag fly high; firstly, it was freezing and secondly, there was definitely something in the bushes (Ryan would argue it was a possum but I was thinking something more along the lines of an abominable snowman or a serial killer… or a kangaroo). But I put my big girl pants on and ventured out down the beach track with my trusty iPhone torch whilst Ryan casually mentions spotting what looked like kangaroo footprints. Thanks babe, exactly what I wanted to hear. Anyways, Ryan got some incredible shots and I’m still alive to tell the tail so it was a win-win situation.… View Post