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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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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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