A Whimsical Bucket List

In case you didn’t know this, I’m from Australia. We’re currently in the middle of Winter here, and it is freezing. Practically unbearable, honestly. I live in front of my heater every second that I’m at home. What makes the cold weather worse is the fact that 90% of the people I follow and interact with online are from America, or somewhere nearby, and are currently experiencing all the amazing, fun things that come with Summer, and I am super jealous.

All the pool parties, sunny days, and massive fruit platters that are currently all over my Instagram feed are making me crave the warmer weather so much more, even though there are a lot of things I love about Winter (hot drinks, electric blankets, cuddling whilst watching movies, etc). One thing in particular that I’ve seen a lot of people doing to make the most of Summer is writing bucket lists, so I decided to do the same.

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Sure, everyone else is writing their Summer bucket lists, but the one thing I noticed about most of the lists I read is that, really, people just want to do quite simple, whimsical things, as they are the memories that you end up remembering the most. So, I wrote my own whimsical list!

What is featured on here is not even half of it, but I culled some things that are super specific to my life as that’s not going to be much help to you, and left in the ones that I think everyone can get some enjoyment out of it. If you have any more suggestions, leave them in the comments! I’m always looking for fun ways to spend my time ☺️Read More »

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2nd Quarter Down: My Hopes for the Second Half of the Year

I know what a cliche it is to freak out over how fast time goes by, but seriously. Where does the time go?! It’s currently JUNE. The SIXTH month. Daniel will be 23 next month, and I’ll be 22 a few months after that. I swear it was just yesterday that we were sitting across from each other in year 11/12 IT class.

Despite this year going by in the blink of an eye, it has gone pretty well. We went on our first plane ride, renewed our lease for another year, began trying to figure out my health issues, I enrolled in uni and Daniel has continued to do really well at his, plus I have tried out more recipes and projects that I had never even contemplated before.

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Just looking at that short list makes me feel like I’ve made good use of my time, but I can’t help but think about the fact that we’re halfway through the year and I haven’t really done much. I’m not really into setting goals as I either set myself easy ones that I know I’ll achieve regardless, or I set outlandish ones and don’t even bother to cross them off the list.

However, I do like having something to strive towards, so today I’m going to share a few simple, but important hopes I have for the second half the year, and we’ll check back in during my third and fourth quarter posts to see how I am going with them.Read More »

5 Moments for 5 Years

Anyone that knows me in real life or on the internet, knows how much I adore my boyfriend, Daniel. He is my favourite person in the world, and he has the biggest heart out of anyone I know. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of amazing people in my life (despise being the distant, thanks-but-I’d-rather-stay-home person that I am), but no one has ever cared for me as much as Daniel does.

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Today, June 24th, marks our fifth anniversary together, so of course I had to write a post to celebrate! Last year I shared our relationship in numbers which was a lot of fun, and I guess I’m doing something similar this year, but it’s pretty fitting as Daniel is quite a whiz with numbers (unlike me!).

I understand that not everyone enjoys reading relationship posts, but I recommend you at least take a look at the title of these five moments from the last five years that I’ll be talking about today, and you might see a fraction of how much of an angel Daniel really is – particularly when you get to the last one! ☺️

When he moved out of home – and 4 hours away – to be with me.

Daniel and I reminisce a lot about the decisions we made together as teenagers that are so clearly not the kind of decisions we should have been making back then, but we wouldn’t have the amazing relationship we have now had we not taken some risks. Risks such as when his mum allowed me to move in with them whilst my mum stayed with some friends in Melbourne – four hours away from where we currently lived – to find a house for the three of us to live in.

She eventually found one, and then we moved in. This was all while we were 17 and 18-years-old, and only a couple months into our relationship. I understand if alarm bells are going off in your head as you’re reading this, but everything turned out perfectly, and we would not both currently be in university or have the plans we have for ourselves now if we hadn’t made that move.Read More »