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dealing with setbacks

21 February, 2018

For those of you who read the blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I took up running properly at the beginning of the year. And that much to my surprise, it’s been going really well. I’ve been smashing distance goals, getting into some really good habits, and actually starting to really enjoy it.  That was until I fell into the new runners trap and did what every runner dreads: I injured myself. What started as a…

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5 reasons I don’t say I’m “busy”

4 February, 2018

When you ask someone how they’ve been lately, how often do you hear, “I’ve been busy”? In fact, letting someone know that you are busy has become a reflex response for many of us, worn like a badge of honour. Especially in the early years of our careers as we start to establish ourselves and work our way up the ladder, the word busy is used like a status symbol – implying that we are sought after and highly productive.…

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becoming a runner

28 January, 2018

If you had have asked me two years ago if I would ever be able to run 5kms non stop, I would have probably laughed and answered something along the lines of “Not in this lifetime, buddy.” And yet, for some unknown reason, come the beginning of each year one of the top things on my goal list has been running related (usually running 5km). Although I never thought I’d do it, having it there meant that I hadn’t given…

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2017, you’ve been magnificent

30 December, 2017

Well, to say that 2017 has been a big year is an understatement. Between graduating, moving back to my home town, starting a career, a solo trip to New York (and a few domestic trips somewhere in between), buying a house, moving into said house, and getting into a relationship, I can’t exactly say that I have eased myself back into life after practically isolating myself for 12 months to complete a rather full on Masters degree. I was talking…

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the rise of the quarter life crisis

16 November, 2017

So, it seems a fair few of my friends are going through a bit of a quarter-life crisis at the moment.  I know the feeling all too well, having had my quarter life crisis early. At that time, I was still living at home, I quit my job without anything lined up, threw myself far too quickly into a relationship that ended in abrupt heartbreak, decided to join the defence force, changed my mind (thank goodness) and decided to move to…

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getting above your circumstances

8 November, 2017

The last few months have been a rather interesting time in my life. I have definitely stepped out of my comfort zone in a lot of areas, uprooted and continuously messed with any notion of routine, and thrown myself into a job completely different from anything I would have expected to do after uni (why would anyone get a job related to their degree?).  I have had some amazing opportunities, travelled to some amazing places, been able to strengthen some…

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5 ways to not look like a Tourist in New York

1 October, 2017

So, the last few months have flown. And they have been so incredibly full, that I have been so guilty of letting this little piece of my life untouched. I feel as though I have come back from New York with this renewed energy and focus on adventure. I’ve been a tourist in my own city almost – going to local shows, going on adventures with friends, and generally filling in life with all the wonderful things about home. Getting…

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