Showing posts from 2016

Big Life News

Hello lovelies!

It has been so long since I've had a chance to write... Please excuse my absence - I've been in crazy study mode for my final semester of university and I'm very proud to be finished my occupational therapy uni degree! 

This week I was offered a full-time position with a private company in Mackay. 
I start orientation on the 19th of December and will fly home for Christmas before officially starting as an OT after the Christmas break. It's all happened quite quickly so it's still a bit overwhelming but I'm also excited to start my own journey. The position involves working in residential facilities and in communities (such as home visits) which is what I want to do, so I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

I am sad to be leaving Brisbane and everyone that I love here. It's been stressful just trying to find a property to rent, let alone moving (very far away) for the first time. I know I will face many challenges over the next year, but I a…

For Drummer Boy

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Following on from my previous post, I'm going to be vulnerable, take a risk, and put myself out there. 

I enjoy being creative and one aspect of that is writing, whether it be stories, poems, or songs. I've always been nervous about sharing them with anyone but I'm going to be brave and let you read my thoughts I wrote about in a simple poem. Please keep in mind that I wrote this quite a while ago and I did just want some parts to rhyme, so don't take it all to heart! 

Sorry if you ever read this Drummer Boy. I wish you all the very best. 

For Drummer Boy

I miss sharing glances between the stage and back
I miss sitting and watching your band unpack 
I miss hearing your songs for the very first time
I miss helping you find the right words to rhyme

I miss eating doughnuts and ice-cream with you
I miss taking in our favourite view
I miss late night phone calls from far off places
I miss your "I'm finally home" embraces

I miss poking fun at your moustache …

Sharing TMI?

Hello lovelies! 

I've recently been thinking about how artists can be so vulnerable to share art about personal things. Take Taylor Swift for instance (classic example) - she's written countless songs about boys of her past and some people even know exactly who she's singing about. I want to be brave enough to share some of the creative things that have been inspired by my past experiences, but I can't help but think how vulnerable I'd have to be to share those with the world. Not to mention, making any person mentioned feel incredibly awkward. 

These thoughts have all come about because I wish I could share a poem I've written because I am quite fond of it, but it's also quite personal. I'm quite hesitant to share it with others because although some words are there just because they rhyme, most of it is heartfelt and true. 

Look, I understand that T Swift is a millionaire and needs to write songs to stay that way, but even smaller artists create based on…

Reorganising My Brain

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Sometimes I use this blog as a journal of sorts. Of course I don't write everything here (as journaling is quite a personal thing and I don't know who will read this blog), but I wanted to write a post about the importance of journaling. I don't journal every day but I have found it to be very helpful in certain situations I've experienced.

I've always been known to be a 'reflective learner'. Thus, I learn most from reflecting on a situation or experience after it has occurred. For this reason I think, journaling has often helped me find my way in life and the decisions I make. 

I've used journaling as a tool to get my thoughts out and have something tangible to look back on. It's quite satisfying. It has helped me navigate relationships, bring things into perspective, and helped making any big decisions. I think that writing (or typing) your thoughts and feelings down helps you reorganise your brain a little bit, making your thoughts m…

My Top 5 Websites

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I'm entering my final week of my holidays before starting my final uni placement! Since I've been on holidays for a while, I've had a lot of spare time...which has lead to a lot of internet time... So I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite websites at the moment. Hopefully, from this list you can find a new favourite place on the internet :)

Before we get into the more obscure and lesser-known websites, let's start with a more popular one you've probably already heard of: Pinterest ( Pinterest has been my go-to "procrastination/boredom/needing inspiration" website recently. I've also been planning my 21st birthday party and this website has really come in handy! I really like that it picks up on the pins you've been saving and caters towards your interests (so you can easily find more beautiful things you love!) I have way too many boards on my profile, but my profile is like my little happy …

Trusting God

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Looking back over the past year, I have learnt a lot about trusting God (or rather, God taught me a lot about trusting him).

I've always grown up hearing phrases like "trust God" or "have faith" but I don't think I ever really grasped that concept until 2015. I was thrown into the deep end a few times last year and really needed to lean on God to get through.

Before starting my first uni placement, I was really concerned about finances if I was sent to a rural location. It turned out that I was sent on a rural placement but fortunately my parents contributed towards my finances and I had free accommodation. During this placement however, I kind of lost my way. I was lonely and felt like I was not on the right career path. This caused me to begin questioning a lot of aspects of my life. I actually wrote a blog post at that time if you'd like to read about that in more detail - Too Many Thoughts. I needed to trust God that he'd set me on …