The week in review

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So the countdown is on. One week of summer holidays left. Or in even sadder news, one week of summer left! Although, I’ll be honest I am getting a little tired of the suffocating humidity, the constant applying of sunscreen and the unavoidable sweat patches (bleugh.) So my American friends…you’ve got that to look forward to soon. But I will be sad to see the end of these long days, strappy sandals and painted toenails (cause there’s just no point when they are hidden under socks and shoes.)

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Do you need to unplug from social media?

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So, I’m back up in Auckland and trying to settle back into my regular routine. I’ll be honest with you, I HATE leaving home, or actually going home for long periods of time because coming back is the worst. I get so terribly homesick which makes sleeping, eating and basically functioning like a normal human-being impossible. So that’s why instead of this post being published yesterday, it is going up today. But I think that is kinda fitting for what we are talking about anyway. Because sometimes it can feel like the online world doesn’t allow us much wiggle room when difficult things are thrown our way. Is there such a thing as over-sharing? And when is a good time to unplug from social media altogether?

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Are you a little TOO competitive?

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I don’t think you are gonna like this post. Because to be honest, I didn’t like writing this post. That’s not something you’d usually hear me say. But today’s topic is kind of a gritty one. It might make you uncomfortable because it sure as heck did for me. But that’s what I’m here for. To challenge, encourage and motivate you to be a better person…and I’m growing, stumbling and laughing right along beside you. So let’s talk competition and the nasty side it brings out in us.

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My opinion on Valentine’s day (as a single girl)

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So if you clicked on this post I’m gonna guess that you are one of those cynical folks who can’t stand Valentine’s day. I bet you’re hoping that I’m gonna confirm your suspicion that Valentines is nothing more than a commercial money-making scam. Cause that’s what single girls are supposed to say right? Valentine’s day is not for us. It’s for those loved-up couples who constantly rub it in our faces. It’s not meant to be fun for us. Just like St Paddy’s day is lame if you aren’t Irish.

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Your essential roadtrip checklist

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So if you haven’t been around here lately you might not know that I just went on a 12 day road-trip in the South Island (catch the recap here.) This was our first time traveling sans parents which was both thrilling and terrifying (because we really had no clue what we were doing.) So I did what any uptight, organizational freak would do and researched the shizzle out of our trip. (I apologize for using that word…it won’t happen again.)

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I went to the South Island!

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So I’m back! Did you miss me? I feel like I’ve been away for a year because I have seen and done so much. I have so much to tell you! Do you have a couple of hours? I am having a tough time trying to decide just how many photos and stories I can tell/show you before you are totally sick of me. I’m currently trying to mush all of my photos and videos into one long video/vlog that I can show you but for the technologically challenged (that would be yours truly) it is a real struggle.

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January book review: Let it out

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So, I’ve got some exciting news! I am hitting the road. This week, my brother and I are heading off on a road-trip around the South Island. If you wanna stay up to date with what we are doing then follow me on Instagram. I’m gonna do my best to share more stories with you too. One of the things I learnt on my last big holiday was that keeping a travel journal is an awesome idea. It is so much fun to look back over later and remember exactly how you were feeling and what you were doing.

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The week in review

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So it has been a while since we have done this, no? Since our summer break started I’ve been busying planning out posts, taking photos and exploring the city and I’ve let the week in review posts slide. But fear not my friend…they are back! And I’ve got plenty to tell you about this week!

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8 things to do on the weekend in summer

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So down under it is summer. Well, it is supposed to be summer. The thing about summer in New Zealand is that it only really starts at the end of January and we are lucky if it lasts 2 months. To be fair, I could be slightly grumpy since it is all drizzly and grey outside my window currently. If I was basking in the sunshine right now I possibly wouldn’t be quite so harsh.

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17 blogs you need to follow this year

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Since I started my blog way back in 2014, I have become an avid blog reader myself. I unknowingly stepped into this world of social media and Instagram friend dating and somehow I made myself at home here. And blog reading (much like shoe shopping) is addictive, once you start reading one you find another 10 equally awesome ones that you just HAVE to read too.

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