What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us

Here’s what 4 years with my partner has looked like… (Anniversary inspired post) Travelled to 5 countries together: South Africa, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands. Many road trips Both attending university, one of us finishing. He’s owned two cars, and driven about 7! I’ve driven 2. Quad biking in Africa. Horse riding in Africa. Go-karting in…

Why Self Awareness is All You Need

How many times have you found yourself saying, “I didn’t realise” or “I didn’t mean to” or “why did I do that?” Common phrases, aren’t they. Sadly, not enough of us are aware of the world around us, the people around us, or what is going on inside of ourselves. However, this can all be…

New Beginnings

What the New Year means to me Not, “New Year, New Me“. Not “New Year’s Resolutions“. Not trying to fix every “bad” thing in your life. Not going 100mph into every goal and dream you’ve ever had then inevitably burning out. Nope. No. Uh-uh. For me, the New Year means a clean slate. A fresh…

15 Things I Learned in 2018

I can be happy when I buy (and own) fewer clothes! This is my lowest clothing haul year ever! I can produce consistent, interesting content, but I still have a lot of growing to do and that’s OK. I can be ME and the right people will come my way and love me for it….

Break It Down – Goal Setting for 2019

I’ve been super excited about setting my goals and intentions (and wishes) for 2019 already, but I know that for some, goal setting can be really difficult. It’s normal to feel a little anxiety (or a lot, as I’ve experienced some years), or even depression at this time of year. It’s daunting. It’s overwhelming. Time…

Change the Narrative

I don’t think I’m the only one who tells myself stories (and no, not because I’m an author). I mean the stories we tell ourselves about of lives and our Self. They can be labels, ideas, “evidence-based facts” or other, but there’s a lot of things that we just accept and believe about our lives…

Thoughts on Age & Balance

*An introspective piece…* Yesterday, myself and my partner went to see Kevin Hart (the comedian) live. It was an amazing night, where I laughed so much that I hurt. But before Kevin Hart came on, another comedian made jokes about age. He was talking about the differences between someone in their 20’s and someone in…

Force It!

Sometimes, sadly, in order to be productive, we have to force it. The best way to ensure something gets done is to give yourself no other choice but to do it. Yes, this can be a little frustrating, but it can really work when you’re trying something new or trying to build new habits that…

Life is too damn short

Life is too short to waste time being angry at people you love. Too short to ask “why?” and dwell on the past. Too short to wait for apologies. Too short to blame people (or yourself) for things going wrong. Too short to wait for summer, the weekend, and holidays. Too short to waste time…

Expressing Gratitude

After watching one of my favourite YouTubers (Lavendaire), I decided to do one of her journal prompt suggestions, which was “what do I have now that I once wished for?” This is a simple question, yet I found it amazing and I couldn’t wait to write out what I had now that I once wished…