These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: JUNE

Well June you’ve been well and truly CRAZY! Finishing up with uni, finishing up at work, moving out of college, packing my life into a bag and heading off to LONDON! June has absolutely flown by, and as I sit on a bus heading up north to Leeds, it feels like a perfect time to reflect on the month that’s been.

(If you haven’t read about my awesome plans for the next few months, read here so you know what I’m talking about)

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Finishing uni for Autumn session

Damn, what a session! I can’t believe that session has already come and gone! It’s actually mind blowing! This session has probably been my best session yet. Whilst my results aren’t released for another week, I’m feeling pretty confident. I felt really engaged with all of my material, pushed myself to try new things, and made awesome friends in my classes. I’d call that a pretty successful session if you ask me! (I got my results the other day… 2xD’s and 1xHD!!!)

KB End of Session Formal

One of the best things about finishing uni for the session, is having a massive party to celebrate! And what better way to do that, than with your bestest friends that you’ve called family for the past few months. We had our KB formal which consists of a three course meal and an open bar. Yes, that’s right… an open bar. For uni students…. If that isn’t a recipe for disaster I don’t know what is. But it’s amazing. Everyone gets super messy and you drink and dance the night away with everyone you love! Plus you get to dress up all fancy and just have a fab time!

Finishing up with work

It was quite bittersweet finishing up at work really. Whilst I was stoked when 5pm on that Friday afternoon finally rolled around, I was also quite sad. I’ve become really close with my work colleague and saw her basically every day for the past year. I feel that I’ve grown a lot in that position which has not only been personally rewarding, but I feel that the work I was doing was contributing towards a positive work environment. Hopefully when I return from my travels, I can get my job back, or get another great job with the uni! Fingers crossed!

Moving out of college

That was a sad day indeed. Not only was I leaving but my other housemate was venturing off to Italy for a month and at least 4 of my close friends are also going on exchange for second session all around the world. I moved out on the Monday of the Queens Birthday long weekend and had the biggest weekend! 21st parties, picnics, clubs, bars, drinks, drinks and more drinks. You could imagine I was not in tip top condition on that Monday. Plus, through in the emotions of leaving, it was a pretty rough day. Thank you to everyone who made that last weekend in the gong so special.

Spending time at home

I don’t get to make it home often, so getting to spend 10 whole days at home was absolutely delightful! The weather was superb and I got to spend quality time with my family and my two cute little dogs. It really was so lovely and I’m so grateful for everyone showing me so much love and kindness before I head off on my big adventure!

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A beautiful Sydney sesh

It’s kind of a tradition in my family that the night before you fly out, you spend the night in Sydney and  go out for a special dinner and drinks. I spent the day in Bondi with my Mum and sister. It was an absolutely stunning day and it was so lovely to spend quality time with my family. For dinner, my best friend Tishia and her bf Mark joined my Mum and I for a cute little pub feed. Again, I’m so grateful to these people for making me feel so loved and special. You definitely made leaving Australia much more difficult.

Being pleasantly surprised by Manila

On the 24th of June, I heard the best words I think I’ve ever heard come out of an air hostesses mouth… ‘you’ve been upgraded!’ Not only was I going to the Philippines, but I was going to the Philippines in style and comfort! You can watch the experience of my flight and my stopover here.

Re-falling in love with London.

London was my home for 12 months in 2013, so it was beautifully surreal going back. There’s really not many words at all to describe how it felt being back. But you can check out some of the videos I’ve made about my time in London. 

Visiting old friends

Again, it’s difficult to describe how amazing it was to see some friends that I haven’t seen for nearly 3 years! And it’s even better when it feels like no time has passed at all! I’m so so so grateful for everyone who made my time in the UK so special and who went above and beyond to show me a good time.

Tunes

BASTILLE

They’re back!!! Thank god! I’ve waited way too long to hear Dan’s beautiful voice! Such a catchy and just damn awesome song!!! Now I just need to patiently wait for their album!

MUMFORD & SONS

Holy sh*t I’m absolutely in love with this song! It’s full of soul, it’s uplifting and it’s just AMAZING!!!! I used it this month as my ‘take off song’ (a song you play when your plane takes off and you feel an overwhelming feeling of ecstasy).

Quotes

This quote says so much to me. This month I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by people who love me and who are there to encourage me to pursue my dreams. I really and sincerely grateful for every act of kindness. It is these people around me that inspire me to be the best I can be and spread this kindness around the world. Especially in a world where love, kindness and acceptance seem to be fleeting, it is now more than ever that we need to stand together, to support one another, in solidarity and strength. Love is love is love is love is love…

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July – you better watch out… because I’m coming for you!

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: NOVEMBER

November has been a rollercoaster!!! I finished up with uni for the session, moved house, went back home, have been working (nearly) full time, been in a global march and back and forth between Sydney countless times. And despite being free from uni work (for now) – I still had very limited time to blog! One of my favourite things to do and I couldn’t even take a few hours out of my day to do it! I was doing so well with my stats and working on growth – and then life just happened and suddenly it’s December (would someone mind filling me in on how that happened?). Anyway… despite having signed up for a summer session at university and basically working full time, I’m committing to blogging at least once a week. I pinky promise. OK, so let’s look back on the month that was November…

Sculptures By The Sea…

I had such an incredible time exploring the beautiful coastline of Bondi Beach with my housemates. It was a gorgeous day spent with gorgeous girls. We topped the day off with some retail therapy so it was a pretty awesome way to spend a weekend. You can read more about Sculptures by the Sea here. 

Moving House!

As uni came to an end for the year – so did our contract at uni accommodation. Lucky for me, my best friend and I moved into a share house around the corner (complete with a queen size bed and a pool).

Mumford and Sons Festival!

Held in the Domain, Sydney, Mumford and Sons not only brought themselves (gods) but a number of other artists like Meg Mac, Jake Bugg, The Art of Sleeping and The Jungle Giants to play in the city. Unfortunately the weather was less than perfect – but we still rocked out in the rain along with some new found Italian friends.

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Galavanting around Martin Place. 

My Sister Came to Visit!

I absolutely love my family, so you could imagine how excited I was when my little sister came to visit! It was one of the last times I got to spend time with her before she jetted off on her adventure to South America.

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My sister and I at City Beach in Wollongong

The People’s Climate March!

What an incredible experience!! Being a part of Australia’s largest Climate March to date! It wasn’t just in Australia, but towns, villages and cities around the world with people from all walks of life marched for Climate Action for Climate Justice. You can read more about the People’s Climate March here. 

Visiting Home

There really is no place like home. Luckily I managed to squeeze in a little weekend trip to beautiful Port Stephens. Better yet, I got to show one of my Norwegian friends around and watch him absolutely lose it over pelicans and koalas!

Love Yourself

It’s not a recap unless there’s a song to go along with all of it! And it’s definitely Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. Sorry if I’ve accidentally become a Belieber but if he keeps producing music like this… I can’t help it!

Well – It was a great month but December is definitely a favourite of mine so I’m pretty excited to see what’s in store!