I read this a while ago and something about it really stuck to me. Food for thought

“1. Kiss that cute boy at the party, but push him away as soon as he puts his hand up your skirt
2. Smoke a cigarette for the first time, and make it your last
3. Don’t straighten your hair for a week, see how many compliments you get
4. Blast your favourite song even when your mum has told you off for playing it too loudly. Enjoy those 3 minutes of pure happiness before she pulls the plug out.
5. Say yes to going out, you’ll have something to tell your grandchildren about
6. Paint a sun on a rainy day, then stick it to the window
7. Eat the cupcake, you have better things to worry about than those 300 calories
8. Do yoga and meditate as often as possible
9. Stand up for yourself. Someone called you a slut? Someone said you are ugly? Someone said your art work was boring and dull? That is your cue to fucking stand up for yourself and make them speechless
10. Don’t respond to a group of males whistling at you. You’re a human being, not a fucking dog
11. Leave your headphones at home, see how much you are missing out on because you’re always lost in your own thoughts
12. Carry hand sanitizer and bandaids in your purse
13. Wear sexy underwear, loads of leather, a fur coat, heels and purple lipstick. Do it for yourself, not for the hot guy next door.
14. If you’re having a bad day, cry, scream, punch a pillow, throw stuff around. Then you pick up the mess, including yourself and get back up.
15. Smile, be polite and get on peoples good sides for starters
16. Stop waiting for your crush, stop dressing up for the bar man that serves you a free drink or staying extra hours at work for your boss. Stop impressing these dickheads and start impressing yourself.
17. Laugh until you cry, and when the girl sitting next to you in class tells you to shut up, laugh even louder.
18. Do whatever feels right in the moment, laugh, cringe and regret it later. Repeat.”



Time flies

I arrived in melbourne exactly 4 months ago

Crazy how fast the time has flown!! It has been an incredible 4 months and I can’t wait for all the last month and a half has in store. It is officially Aussie fall which is kinda depressing. Bye bye warm weather! Its actually super strange too, the leaves are actually changing colour which I was not expecting at all! What makes fall even more difficult is that I do not have a coat here. I was that idiot that thought “I’m going to Australia where it is all beaches and sun all the time” and did not bring a coat except my rain jacket. In February (Feb 25th to be exact) my parents sent me a package.. well a box containing pants (I also only brought 2 pairs of those), a coat, a scarf and some other fun stuff. Canada Post quoted 6-30 business days. Well would you guess what, the package still isn’t here! Yes, it is May 17 and I have yet to receive the package. No words can express my angry I feel, but at this point its been so long that I’m almost over it (almost). I just better get it at some point, it has my stuff in it!

This coming week is the last week of classes! I have a bunch due but school here really isn’t even half as demanding as it is at home but I am certainly looking forward for it to be done!

Recently I have just been in Melbourne, basically living my life. I got a gym membership finally at Fitness First right in the city which is awesome. The gym is literally right across from Flinders Station (the main station) in the city so its really easy to get to.  A few weeks ago I went on another (yes another) outdoor ed trip. This one was a canoe trip down the Murray River. Thankfully the trip was only Thursday-Sunday so a little more manageable. So far this has been my least favourite camp but it was great to get out of the city for a few days and paddle down the river! I lucked out and got to be in the back of the canoe the entire time except the very last day which I much prefer. The water was really low in the river so it was a little tricky at points with avoiding logs and rocks and we definitely had a few close calls with getting stuck on things and almost flipping (woops) but thankfully we survived!

My time left in Australia is slowly diminishing and it scares me yet excites me every time I look at the calendar! They (don’t know who ‘they’ are) always say “Time flies” but you don’t truely appreciate it until you are living it . The next few weeks are going to get exciting which I cannot wait for as I definitely have caught the travel bug again and I cant wait to pack my bags and go on more adventures.

Run down of what is to come:

  • Phillip Island on monday
  • Hopefully renting a car and driving down the great ocean road at the end of this week (if we can coordinate the time)
  • Dayna’s birthday this weekend
  • Last and final camping trip next week (monday-friday) –> bushwalking trip in the Grampians
  • Sarah’s birthday that weekend
  • Exam week – thankfully I’ve only got one exam haha –> research methods
  • Going to Lorne with all the aussies who went to western in the recent past, and some other Canadians who are currently here travelling
  • Thailand on monday!! – Koh Phangan, full moon party, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and more!! –> 2 weeks
  • Back to Melbourne for 4 days
  • CANADA BOUND June 30th

So yes I’ve got quite a busy few weeks!

As much as I don’t want this adventure to end I am ready for all that is to come in the coming weeks and to head home at the end of June. it probably helps that I’m just going straight to Muskoka to work a killer summer job with some awesome people and live the dream on the lake but I think I definitely will be ready for home when the time comes. 5.5 months (or 6 months as I just tell people) ha been the perfect amount of time for me. It’s been enough time where I have been able to not just feel like a tourist in this country but to actually feel like I’m living here and part of it. I have basically decided my life rocks –> Australia for 6 months, Thailand for 2 weeks then Muskoka for the summer – could anything be better??

(In 100% honesty I am pretty bummed about missing May 24 in Muskoka right now)

And that is that!

To be honest I can’t wait to move out of this house….

xoxo gossip girl


….. yes how original of me


View downstream


Everyone love the moose song!


Why not handstand when there’s a pretty sunset?