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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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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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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Behind the scenes: Bedroom tour…

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So this post is for all you nosy people (like me.) I’m gonna take you behind the scenes where all of the magic happens. Today I wanna give you a sneaky peek of my room. I personally love reading these kinds of posts because I for one, love snooping on people’s business (no shame.) It’s the most fun seeing where people live/work, I think it says a lot about them. You can tell a lot about a someone’s personality by the pictures on their walls or the number of inspirational quotes on their mirror (eight but who’s counting?) 

And one of my favourite things is going for a walk and rubber-necking to try and see over people’s hedges. Okay that sounds bad but I just have a thing for pretty old houses and neat little gardens (the hedges are a little annoying though 😛 )

So as I was saying I love seeing behind the scenes and if you do too…then stick around. Because today mi casa es su casa…

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The week in review

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If I’m being honest this week hardly deserves to be reviewed. It was the first week of my break (yay) but I’ve been working on an essay all week which has been totally kicking my butt (boo.) I’ve literally been sat behind my laptop for the entire week. And when I wasn’t behind the laptop I was in the kitchen rummaging through the fridge for snacks to make the whole process slightly more bearable. But I’ve missed the week in reviews so I’m writing today because I can make a story out of anything.

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Why do I blog?

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This year is my blog’s 4th birthday (woo!) and that little milestone is happening next month which just so happens to coincide with another freaking huge milestone…my 21st birthday. So I figured instead of swamping October with celebratory posts I would spread them out (double the cake, double the fun.) And since this is my blog’s birthday party I thought it would be a great time to share the reason why it even exists. So today I’m sharing my reason for blogging. I’ve never really sat down and told this story before although it’s something I get asked a lot. It’s a funny thing how blog’s start out because most of us never expect to get as invested in them as we do. But here I am four years later and I honestly can’t imagine not being a blogger. So cue the confetti…let’s start the celebration…

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My favourite things this August

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Do you know what’s freaking unbelievable? I’ve only got 7 weeks left at university. Eep how did that happen? I’m trying to soak it in and enjoy this time as much as possible but they’ve got us so gosh darn busy that, that is hard to do. It’s also shadowed by the ever-pressing reality that I’m gonna be out in the big, wide world soon and I have absolutely no clue what I’m gonna do with my life. I’m trying not to think about that but unfortunately by the time you are in your final semester you get asked every single day what you are planning on doing next year.

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My favourite feel good movies for when you need a pick-me-up

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How you doin’? I’m pretty darn happy that it’s Friday if I’m honest. This week has been a little bit of a roller coaster let me tell ya. The other night I got home and had a little blub-fest because I felt completely overwhelmed. You know how it’s just one thing after another and you can’t handle it all and before you know it you are crying with your face in a tub of ice cream? That’s about where I was at on Wednesday night.

And you know in times like these what you really need is a comforting, feel good movie, am I right?

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Real talk: The greatest life lesson I’ve learnt so far

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I’m currently jamming to Taylor Swift re-living my teen years (sans acne and awkwardness) and it is such a good time. Listening to this music always brings back memories for me and with that comes all the feels. To think how much I’ve experienced since I first heard these songs. To remember how far I’ve come, how much I’ve grown…and all the lessons I’ve learnt over the years. It makes me get a little teary. God’s been so good you guys.  So today I wanna jump into a little bit of #realtalk about one of the greatest life lessons I’ve learnt so far.

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