The rhythms of grace

the-rhythms-of-grace

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Something I’m learning is that there are rhythms and tides in my life. Just like the ocean, I tend to sway back and forth, rushing in and retreating out.

There are times when I am persistent and determined, flowing with life, crashing onwards with vivaciousness. And there are times when I pull back. When I shrivel up, shrink down and hide away.

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The year of us

the year of us

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There is something about New Year’s Eve that is magical. Girls dressed up in glittery dresses and strappy sandals. Grown men wearing sparkly headbands and drinking fruity cocktails. Music, lights,  glow sticks and swaying crowds. It’s loud and chaotic and makes me feel like a child again, desperately clinging onto my dad’s hand for dear life.

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2017…the year that broke me

2017...the year that broke me

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It’s been a really long time since we’ve spoken. The old me would have apologized for this absence but the new me knows how utterly necessary this break has been. The funny thing about being a writer is that I’ve got so many words, ideas and stories swirling around in my head, I struggle most with untangling that web and stringing together the pieces than I do finding the words to say. So I guess I’ve been sitting around waiting for the right time or right way to say this. But the truth is…2017 was the year that broke me.

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Twenty one (+ life lessons for twenty-somethings)

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So over the weekend I had my birthday party and I thought today I’d share with you a few pictures and words of wisdom I have acquired over my twenty one years. It’s funny because 21 is an age that everyone makes such a deal about. It’s when you supposedly become a fully-fledged adult with all sorts of legal rights and responsibilities.

Except, in NZ most of those rights actually kick in when we turn 18 so technically I’m already very much an adult. But even if I’ve been drinking cocktails and been eligible to vote for three years…it is only now that I truly feel like an adult.

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My favourite things this September

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I’ve been very quiet this week which I’ll talk about more in another post but basically my life got a little crazy. It’s funny how the end of the year always turns into this massive blur of activity. So much gets crammed into the last few months before Christmas that it leaves your head spinning. The most recent big event was my brother’s graduation this week which was really something.

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Embracing those major life transitions

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You are in for an absolute treat because today I’ve got a guest post for you from my gorgeous friend Christina from Hugs and Lattes. Christina is basically the slightly older, slightly sassier, Southern version of me. Her blog was one I fell in love with instantly and I kinda stalked her for awhile until we became friends. I’m so delighted to have her share this post on how to embrace major life transitions because right now I’m smack bang in the middle of a whirlwind of change and I need all of the advice I can get!

Oh and once you’ve read this post you should hop on over to Christina’s blog because I’ve written a little guest post for her too.

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Monthly must-reads (and having an attitude of gratitude)

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I hope this week is treating you well so far. Before we go any further I’ve got a confession to make. It’s been churning me up inside and making it very difficult for me to sleep at night. I’ve started something terrible and now I can’t stop. I’m so embarrassed to admit it, but here goes…I love the golden oldies radio station. It’s my new guilty pleasure. I flicked it on one day by accident and I’ve been jamming along to Whitney Houston, The Eagles and Billy Joel ever since. 

I’ve tried to quit but I’m hooked. Apparently now not only do I dress, act and talk like a 90 year old…I also like the same music. I guess I should just accept that I’m never gonna be cool and move on. 😛

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How to let go of control and go with the flow

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I have come to realize that I am a teensy tiny (okay huge) control freak. Nothing sends me into a spin like friends spontaneously dropping by or plans changing at the last minute. I love planning, organizing and being prepared at all times. This seems to be simultaneously a blessing and a curse. Because if you need someone reliable…I’m you’re girl. I’ll be there when I say I will. I won’t forget our plans or run out of time or flake out on you. I’m little miss dependable. 

But this need to be in control is also a huge burden in my life. 

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The week in review

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This post was supposed to be up hours ago but I was in a bit of a funky mood and everything I wrote sounded off. You know when you have those days where you feel annoyed and don’t know why? Well when I get like that it affects my writing which in turn makes me even more annoyed because all I wanna do is write and I just can’t.

So I stepped away from my computer for a couple of hours, went and had brunch with my best friend and came back good as new. Avocado, coffee and playing on a see-saw will have that effect on you. If you ever get writer’s block, that’s the cure FYI.

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