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redirecting energy

11 March, 2017

There are a lot of benefits to being a goal orientated person. When I set my mind to something I throw my energy into it to give it my best shot, which is more often than no rewarded in some way or other (whether it be through success or successfully learning a lesson).  Here’s the thing. All of my goal-directed energy was pointed in one direction as I finished my Masters. Aside from the mental aspects, a lot of emotional energy went into…

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guess who is turning two

5 March, 2017

Well, I can’t believe it. Travelling Table Tales has officially turned two. And what a remarkable two years it has been. When I started this blog, I had absolutely no idea what it would become. For years I had been told repeatedly by a number of people in my life that I should start a blog. I like to think it’s because they thought I had good ideas to share, but it was probably because I am overly opinionated and recipes…

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netflix

26 February, 2017

Something about being a uni study lends itself to watching Netflix. Episodes tend to be fantastic ways to time a study break, and a monthly subscription is much more affordable than a night out. In a strange way, having a shared membership with my family even helped me to feel connected to them in the times that we’ve been apart. And whilst most of my life and my daily routine has radically changed in the months since finishing uni, Netflix…

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the life of a new graduate

18 February, 2017

Well, the last few weeks have certainly been eventful. Between graduating (and all of the events that go with it), starting my new job, and keeping up with the engagements that come with being a social butterfly embracing the fact they no longer have to study, I can’t really say that I have had much time to really process everything. But I’d be lying if I said I haven’t enjoyed every crazy minute of it.  It’s the first time that I…

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setting good goals

19 January, 2017

January is such a fantastic month to recalibrate and set your goals and intentions for the year. Unfortunately, however, good intentions can very quickly turn into forgotten whims as the year kicks into full swing – something I have been guilty of in the past. For me, regardless of how motivated I may feel, I know that without setting clear goals I struggle to move forward.  Successfully reaching your goals oftentimes has more to do with how you set them, rather…

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be interested

11 January, 2017

Often I am surprised and surprise others by the amount of information that I can learn about a person in a very short period of time. It’s not uncommon for me to find out a person’s life story in the time it takes to get a coffee. If I had a superpower, I am pretty sure this would be it. Considering this, it is no wonder that I have predominately studied and worked in qualitative social research. For me, it’s…

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old is the new new

8 January, 2017

Everything old being new again is a definite trend that I noticed in Melbourne, and in my life right now.  As we were wandering around Melbourne, it was not uncommon for my sister and I to stumble across old buildings that had been brought to life again in a completely new way, or find an amazing vintage boutique hidden up a set of stairs, in an archade tucked away in an alley. The appreciation for looking at older things in…

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adventure days

22 December, 2016

When my sister and I were still living at home, we would go on random adventures every weekend. Whilst we usually had no set plan in mind, we often ended up in doing something rather interesting. Whether it was heading to IKEA for some Swedish inspiration leading to an afternoon of assembling flat packs, or randomly visiting a deer farm, we never ceased to astound the people in our lives with the amazing things you can get up to when…

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