• 3 Reasons Why You Should Live Overseas at Least Once in Your Life

    With the immense range of hyper-fast and affordable transport options that we have access to today, there are a huge number of ways to see the world and to get face to face with new people, cultures, societies, and environments. It’s obviously not an accident that a whole new subculture of perma-travellers has arisen in recent times, and has filled the public consciousness with visions of exotic adventures, digital nomad lifestyles, and waking up every day to a new vista of possibilities and excitement. But the conventional vacation model understandable still reigns supreme, with people going away on weekend trips when they can manage it, and maybe once or twice…

  • 3 ways to build up your blog or brand

    The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about my “blogging career”. I wouldn’t exactly say I have a career in this but the little money I do make, I guess you could say it’s a career or I prefer the term “side hustle”. So anyways, she was asking me how I got started and what I do to maintain the blog; which got me thinking, this would make a great blog post.  For most of the blog community we work from home or cafes but if I were doing this 24/7 I might look to renting an office just to get out and see people. To some,…

  • Making that leap! When the world is trying to discourage you.

    Obstacles are thrown in our path all of the time, and in the world of creativity, there appears to be the perception that it’s a pipe dream, something that isn’t attained, apart from it being a “nice hobby”- something that doesn’t pay the bills! And as a blogger, facing discouragement is par for the course. And after a while, it’s not just frustrating, but it can be supremely annoying that you’ve got to face people putting you down. But when this is your goal, or you have any dream that appears supposedly unattainable, what can you do to work towards that, when the world is trying to stop you? Research…

  • Christmas in July

    *Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of anyone else. I am responsible for the content – not anyone else.* Where did the concept Christmas in July come from? I seriously have no idea but there are tons of sales this time of the month and it’s all related to Christmas! Not that I’m complaining, this girl LOVES Christmas! Anyways, with Christmas in July happening it’s got me thinking about actual Christmas and something I love to do, which is send out family holiday cards. You know, the ones where you make everyone dress the same and pose about 100…

  • Keeping Things Fresh

    A couple of posts ago, I wrote about my boyfriend and I being “that couple” and the responce was overwhelming! Needless to say we are still that couple and I started thinking about all of the things we do for each other that keep us that way. It’s almost been 1 year and we haven’t stopped trying to keep things “fresh” since day 1. I really enjoy that we BOTH make such an effort in our relationship. Most of you know prior to this relationship I’ve been in nothing but terrible ones, ones that involved me doing everything and geting nothing in return. I can’t even describe how differntly things…

  • We are “that couple”

    Happy Friday everyone! So this post is not really too exciting but something has been bothering me for a week or so now, and that is being told by many people that my boyfriend are I are “that couple”. You know, that couple, the ones that are inseparable, can’t keep their hands off each other, and just love being around each other…yep that’s us. And for a little while there, I was bothered and didn’t want to be “that couple”. It was almost like we were being shamed because we enjoy each other so much. But then I started thinking and I was like, you know what, I LOVE being…

  • New year, new me?

    I feel like every “new  year”, it’s the same old posts, making plans/goals, and deciding to be a “new you”. Well this year, I’m not really trying to be a “new me”. I mean, I like who I am, and lets face it, after 35 years I’m probably not changing too much. Do I have goals I want to achieve, yes, but that won’t make me a “new me”. So now that the holiday’s are over, things can kind of get back to normal around here. School is starting up again and so isn’t my first field placement in my grad school program. I’m feeling like I’m going to be…