In true ‘Adelaide is back on the bandwagon and super motivated’ style, I’m back with my monthly faves. November is always a hectic time of year, so close to Christmas and a well-deserved break, yet so far, because days fill with work and events and catch ups… it’s a big month for sure.
Work has been huge too, which I talk about a bit later. It’s always scary taking a big step when it comes to your career and shaking things up. Especially in the two years I’ve been in Canberra, I’ve certainly had some interesting experiences when it comes to work. But like most things, practice makes things easier and less scary, so in this case, I’m lucky to have had my fair share of starting again.
This time I’m backing myself, leaning in and ready to soak it all up. Plus, I’m super lucky to be working with some incredible women on some amazing projects. It’s exciting to feel like you’re in the right place at the right time and taking the right swings. Bring it on!
The Chamberlain’s Wedding
Finally, Matt and Charlie tied the knot and became the Chamberlains! After being postponed due to COVID last year, it was certainly worth the anticipation. All weddings are special but there is something particularly special about watching someone you’ve known since year 5 get married. It was such a beautiful, sunny and warm day, filled with lots of champagne, wine and dancing. Such a privilege to be a part of their special day! We love you!
McKinlay St Noughties Party
I couldn’t help but wonder… should I date comic book guy, party with the frat boys, dance with Britney or play beer pong with Steve Irwin? Hello! The early 2000s called and they want their cigarettes and beer pongs back. Despite the rain trying to cancel us for the third time, we fought back just like Carrie’s nicotine addiction and persevered. Waking up with my ears ringing, Isaac having crashed on the loungeroom floor, a very sticky and wet lounge room, and making $27 from the can and bottle recycling machine, I’d say our noughties party was a huge success. Lucky to have such great housemates who are always down for a boogie and a big ol cleanup.
I finished my time at the Crawford School of Public Policy this month with a bang. I coordinated the 2022 Public Sector Economist Conference which is truly a career highlight. Working with high-profile public servants, Ministers and leaders in the field, was such a rewarding experience. I may have clocked up over 20,000 steps and lost my voice but it was worth it to pull off such a successful event.
I also started as a comms consultant at a boutique communications and public relations agency called Akin. They invited me to join the Women in Media event at the National Press Club which was great to network with so many incredible women shaping the media landscape across Australia. After just a few days in to the job, I’m so excited to be a part of such a high-performing, talented team. I can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!
Ooft hello festival season, great to have you with us! Spilt Milk had an absolutely epic lineup, with Flume, the Wombats, Spacey Jane, Mallrat, G Flip and tonnes more, Canberra swelled to accommodate music enthusiasts from near and far. Despite being sick and hayfever absolutely attacking me, I had the best time!
Despite randomly crying a fair bit – do you ever have moments where you’re just completely overwhelmed and you cry, but you’re not necessarily sad you’re just crying cus ~feels~ – it was great to be around friends enjoying some tunes.
Admittedly, the best part of the day for me (except of course the Wombats), was getting an electric scooter home to Kingston from Civic. A nice 22min scoot later, and a Maccas feast, we were absolutely wrecked. Nonetheless, an epic weekend indeed!
Bits and pieces
Of course, it’s the small moments that make a month special and I’m very lucky to have amazing people in my life to share them with.
I absolutely devoured season 5 of The Crown. It’s such a slow burn but so intricate, creative and engaging. The costume and set design is just incredible and Elizabeth Debicki was absolutely captivating as Diana. Especially given all of the scandals and the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it’s fascinating to think about what Charles’ reign will hold and what the future of the monarchy, and Australia’s invovlement in the Commonwealth will bring.
I was in need of a chill show to watch intermittently to get me through a bit month. Here I was thinking I would tune in and out while mindlessly scrolling. But my god I was completely invested and fell head over heels in love with the characters and of course their accents. It’s witty and will certainly draw you in.
Well well well, hot off the press is my 2022 Spotify Wrapped. And apparently, it was a sad girl angst vibe that was on repeat for me this year. Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been obsessed with Noah Cyrus’ album this year and had it on repeat. So it’s no wonder she was my top artist with Every Beginning, being my top song.
A notable mention to the one and only Avril Lavigne who made a surprise appearance in my top artists. Punk aint dead kids.
Fenty Beauty Primer
I absolutely love a primer and I’ve been using my Benefit primer for the past few years. But after testing the Fenty primer out at Elly’s place, I knew I had to get myself some. It applies like a serum, is light and leaves your skin feeling soft and prepped for the day.
You can get it from Sephora here for $49.
Well, that’s it for November. It was a bit, emotional, exciting, and challenging, but I feel like I’ve been doing the groundwork to set up for some exciting things ahead. I hope if you too have been feeling all the feels, that you can take a day, morning or evening to yourself to prioritise and nourish yourself.
Big love, Adelaide xxx