Category: Australia

Life as an adventurer: travels and exploration so far in 2017

Upon moving to Queensland, one of my goals I made for myself was to do a lot more travelling and exploring and so far I think I’ve done pretty well in that department. And I have to add that spending time outdoors in the middle of a stinking hot summer is not easy feat, which makes me even more proud… Read more →

Not all rainbows and butterflies: on the struggles of moving to a new city and finding my feet in Brisbane

I was very naive to think moving interstate to a brand new city would be all rainbows and butterflies. I mean, I knew it would be challenging but I didn’t think it would be “I want to catch the next plane home” type of challenging. After all, I was the free-spirited traveller who could find a home anywhere. Moving to the… Read more →

Along the Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia: On rediscovering a love for hiking

I absolutely adore hiking. There’s something about being out in nature, challenging yourself to climb up nasty hills and staircases, taking photos of all the incredible natural gems you come across, being away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and in my case, falling over and picking yourself up, bruises, cuts and all. And while I’ve managed to… Read more →

“Let your faith be greater than your fears”: On huge changes coming into my life

If you read my last post about my experience with life coaching, I wrote about how many positive and wonderful things have come into my life over the last few months. Lots of travel, less stress at work, stronger relationships with family, friends and colleagues, this blog… But the biggest and most craziest change of all? Drumroll please…. I AM… Read more →

“There’s nothing to do in Bunbury”: On going off the beaten track in Western Australia and proving the naysayers wrong

Most Western Australians associate a weekend “down south” away from Perth with places such as Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton or even as far as Albany and Denmark. Judging by the strange looks people have given me over the past few weeks when I’d tell them my plans for the long weekend that just passed, I think it’s safe to say… Read more →

On visiting the Blue Mountains in NSW and not revolving your life around another person

Staring out at a magnificent canvas of rolling blue hills, the cool mountain air sharp against my face, I felt truly at peace. Both work-wise and personally, the last few weeks had been a bit tough so it was nice to just get away and have a breather. Here in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, I managed… Read more →