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rewriting my definition of success

30 May, 2018

Recently, I’ve been reflecting and considering the idea of redefining what success means to me. Having spent so much of my early 20s checking off boxes in pursuit of proving myself to the world, it wasn’t until a few big changes happened in my life not so long ago that I realized that some of my definitions of success were not aligned with my values, nor were they making me happy. In fact, as hard as it is to admit,…

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unleashing your creativity

27 May, 2018

For as long as I can remember, creativity has been a part of me. Whether it is drawing, painting, coming up with a performance with my sister, writing a new song, writing a story, sewing, jewellery making or whatever new project captured my attention, from a young age it seemed I was endlessly coming up with something new to do. With amazing parents who were very mindful about limiting the amount of screen time that both my sister and I…

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the importance of self care

7 May, 2018

If you are anything like me, when things start to get full on, self care becomes something that I struggle with. In the hustle to get things done, I tend to start to focus more on the outcomes than on the impact of whatever I am doing has on me during the process. Self care can seem like an indulgence that should be put off to that illusive time when all the work is done and I have achieved what…

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how to handle mess ups

5 April, 2018

As many of you would know, I recently started a new job, pursuing a bit of a dream of mine. And I must say I have been incredibly blessed by being welcomed into a truly beautiful team. It’s been a massive leap of faith for me to challenge myself and push into the discomfort of doing something with less predictability and more of myself in it.  Whatever I do, I am someone who throws my whole heart into it. Particularly…

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Embracing uncertainty

4 March, 2018

A while ago I read somthing that really resonated, and has stayed with me since;  “Embrace the wait, trust the journey, enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” At the time, I remember that there was a lot of uncertainty about the future and there wasn’t much I could do about it. I was as prepared as I could be and all that was left to do was to just be patient and just enjoy…

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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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