Practicing Self-Love When You’re Feeling Insecure

It takes someone incredibly insightful to recognise that I am not a very secure and self-loving person. On the outside, I’m this enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive and confident being who loves to spread love and joy to others, yet on my worst days I’m overly-critical, jarringly negative and hurtful to myself. On my best days I…

How Dreams Can Change

When I was little, I wanted to be vet. Despite my obviously creative spark and ability to draw a hundred sketches of my family a day, the career I had planned for myself was to work with animals and why the heck not? I liked pets, vets seemed cool, and it was the one job…

So, I Live In Melbourne Now

SURPRISE! Oh man, I left you all hanging for SO LONG. I feel terrible, because the last time I wrote on this blog I was having a bit of a shit time (to put it incredibly lightly, in reality it was more of a full blown mental breakdown, but I got through it and I’m…

The Sunday Edit #2 & Life Update

HELLO! I am still around, don’t you fret. I have been busy with the end of the course that I tutor for, working more hours at my retail job, stressing about my future, working on myself, baking and watching a lot of Fringe and Parks and Recreation. And, to be honest, I just haven’t had…

A Fancy Lunch At Shed 5

Every year Wellington holds a city wide food festival called Wellington On a Plate. It’s incredible and being a festival of food, of course I love it. No denying that. Usually, I hit up Burger Wellington (a burger competition across the city’s restaurants) and eat my weight in delicious burgers. Though, I’ve been really  ill…

Happy Second Birthday to My Name In Bold!!!

This blog has now officially existed for two whole years! How freaking cool and exciting is that?! I am totally in awe that I have continued to write for two years about my life and experiences. It’s an amazing little digital space and I love rereading all of my posts to see how much I’ve…

What Got Me Into Blogging?

The other night I went out for an amazing work evening of Thai food and the ballet, and we got talking about my blog and my new YouTube channel. My lovely and talented workmate Deanne (seriously, check out her various music ventures – WHIM, Ida Lune and Pacific Heights) asked me what got me into blogging, and it made me…

Coping With Everyday Anxiety

Being in the midst of a transitional year is pretty tough for someone who isn’t very good at “going with the flow”. As much as I hate to admit it, I am definitely not an easygoing person. I wouldn’t say that I’m uptight, and I have moments of spontaneity and adventure, but I’m not good…

The Sunday Edit

Not going to lie, I legit have the worst creative block going on right now. I have a million different post ideas fighting for attention in my frazzled brain. I just can’t pick one. Story of my life. Instead of a deep and meaningful post, I decided I’d round up some cool things that I’ve loved…

Failure Leads to Success / Weird is Bankable

I got my results back for my Masters on Monday. The great news is that I can now say that I am a Master of Architecture (Professional), fully qualified to go and learn how to be an architect (wait, didn’t I already do that? Haha, nope. Three more years of professional work, dude. THREE MORE…

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…

I’m dubbing this year “The Limbo Year”. The year in which I wait around for university offers and grades, not wanting to have too much hope, but also not wanting to despair too much either. The year started so optimistically. I had submitted my thesis early and had skipped off for a holiday expecting to…

15 Signs You’re Getting Older

You pick up new and exciting hobbies. Like knitting. Or adult colouring in. The Snapchats you get on a Friday night from your friends are either of them in bed surrounded by cats with face-masks on, eating pizza and watching Friday night TV or playing board games. You go out to a club and feel like the…