Posts from the “Me” Category

I moved house/Beauty products I met and liked

Posted on June 2, 2015

My new bathroom shelves (before I had to move it all to fit Ben’s things in). A few things have happened over the last fortnight. Firstly, I moved house. It feels like maybe it’s a bit too personal to say this in a public forum, but I moved in with my boyfriend Ben and my friend Maddy and sort of with Ben’s 5 year old son (that isn’t mine for those who just tuned in, lol). I say sort of with Ben’s son, because Ben only has Oli half of the week so it’s like he’s a part-time flatmate. So that happened on Saturday. I moved a bunch of my things and also threw out a bunch of my things. Nothing makes you realise you…

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MY JOURNEY TO THE NTC TOUR IN SYDNEY: 1 WEEK TO GO

Posted on April 26, 2015

  Murphy’s Law – One and a half weeks out of embarking on my epic 3-hours-or-so+plus-warmup-and-warmdown NTC Tour Sydney workout session, my training comes to an almost halt, mostly due to being busy (which isn’t a real excuse), out of town (also not a real excuse) and coming down with what I think is a cold/flu type thing (actual excuse). This is kind of f*cked because I have taken many steps to avoid this exact situation – I’ve been staying at my house away from my sick boyfriend (he has been left to fend for himself), eating well, drinking lots of water, taking Viralex. But that’s how life goes, so here I am, in bed, with a disgusting feeling in the back of my…

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MY JOURNEY TO THE NTC TOUR IN SYDNEY: 4 WEEKS TO GO

Posted on April 4, 2015

Me after a 5.29km run – not actually that far but boy did it feel like a marathon.  So it’s the end of week two of my six weeks of ‘fitspo’ and I know you don’t really get physical results after two weeks but WHEN DO YOU? Lol. I mean, I feel good because I’m all smug when I’m in my workout gear and I’m walking around with my bottle of water all ‘I’m just going for a run, guys’, and my muscles are hurting which means things are happening, but in typical Generation Y fashion, I want things and I want them now and I don’t want to have to work for them. But everyone knows life doesn’t work like that, so back to the grind. There…

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MY JOURNEY TO THE NTC TOUR IN SYDNEY: 5 WEEKS TO GO

Posted on March 28, 2015

  My Nike Flyknit Lunar 3′s after my run today. I would’ve posted a photo of me but I looked terrible, so yeah.   It has been one day and one week since I started my preparation for the NTC Tour in Sydney and let me tell you the honest truth, I am trying VERY HARD to stick to it. I actually wanted to post a picture of the training schedule I’ve been given but I don’t have a pdf of it at the moment. It basically is activity five days a week, including running which is good because I have also committed to trying to achieve a goal of running 5km in less than 30 minutes. That probably doesn’t sound very hard to most people but…

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I got a real job.

Posted on February 20, 2015

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Me, paddling off into the ocean. Somewhat relevant to this post, somewhat not. 

PSA: I’ve got a real job. (Well, I mean, does 30 hours a week count as a ‘real job’? Probably not to a lot of people.)

It’s funny, I haven’t worked in an office with set hours for such a long time. My first ‘real’ full-time job was at a digital agency and I was a Junior Designer. I think that was my official title. I was the print girl in a room full of online people. (I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, if I have I apologise and you’re allowed to skip to the end.) Social media wasn’t really a thing then. I got told to get an RSS Reader and start subscribing to blogs and blog on the company blog. I never did. I wasn’t really sure of the point (lol). I remember in the first month I was so tired. the 8:30am starts and overtime were not what I was used to. I did it for a pretty long time. Years.

I was still working there in March of 2009 when I started writing this blog. By the end of 2010, a few things had happened. I had broken up with my long-term live-in boyfriend, started doing a 4 day week in order for me to accommodate the blog which was becoming more demanding, and then I got made redundant. I remember sitting in this little room and looking at my boss (who I actually owe a lot of my success to) and just knowing it was me that was going to get the cut. He offered me a contract role and immediately after told me that he thought I shouldn’t take it, that I had other things to do, things he could tell I liked more. I took his advice and that was the start of my freelance life.

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