At the end of January, Jono and I went to New York for a bit of a break! It was the first time going to NYC for the both of us! It wasnt my first time in the states as I have family in LA and went to visit them when I was younger but I can’t really remember that trip.. so it was great to go to USA with someone to explore and have fun with!
I think for this trip we didn’t have heaps of things planned but we highlighted the places we wanted to go and then explored those particular areas! I love loved NYC so much! The food was so good, the places we went to were really interesting and the night life was amazing! I did find it way more multicultural compared to Sydney but to be honest I found the people there to be less hospitable. I love making new friends and I kind of found it a bit difficult to meet new people there. In our last week in NYC we did meet a couple of girls who introduced us to their friends and invited us to join them which made the trip super duper enjoyable!
I think finally at this time of my life I feel like i’ve figured out what the heck i’m doing.
In terms of my career, my friends, my love life, family, living arrangements and the near future I feel like I know what I’m doing. At the moment I no longer feel like I have no control over my life. For such a long time I think I felt like I was hanging on the edge of a cliff, unsure of whether I’d fall off or be able to save myself. I think especially the last two years (which was my two years of nursing) I was so so scared that after all of my years of study (while it was great, felt like I wasted so much precious time) that I wouldn’t be able to secure employment.
Can’t believe I havn’t updated my blog in so long! I’ve had so many things going on in my life lately and I just havn’t had the chance to do things that I enjoy.. however I’m on my last legs of my nursing degree so I can’t wait to have more time to go out on road trips, go to the beach, do more art and craft things and update everyone on what I’ve been up to!
On July 9 it was my birthday and I turned 25! I say this every year but I really am surprised with how fast time goes by. This year I decided to have a birthday lunch at Jono’s place! I set up some tables outside and cooked quite a bit of food. I invited my friends to celebrate with me and I think it went quite well. I don’t have many photos from that day but I’ve got the memories!
In the midst of my first nursing semester of 2016… and with exams looming and multiple assessments to submit.. what better time than now to take a day trip to Bundeena and check out Wedding Cake Rock. Or as I like to call it “Tofu Rock” because it actually looks to me more like a Tofu than a wedding cake…
And thats just what we did! My four uni friends and I skipped lectures and decided to have brunch and drive to Bundeena. I’ve never been there before but a few of my friends have so I’m pretty late to the bandwagon. I remember when it was ‘THE’ place to explore last year and in 2014… How crazy to think its been two years since then. HOW CAN TIME GO BY SO QUICKLY!?
After we left Melbourne on the 23rd we flew straight to Tasmania! I’ve never been to Tasmania before. It’s funny how I love to travel but I’ve never even properly explored my own Australian backyard but I’ve been to countries overseas! It was nice for a change to go somewhere that was reasonably close and had a very short flight time!
We arrived there on the Saturday morning and instantly realized that we hadn’t hired a car. How on earth were we going to get to our hotel or explore Hobart if we didn’t even have a way to drive around!? Luckily there were a few cars that we could book online… but all the deals were basically gone so we just got whatever we could get hahaha.
That day we missed the Salamanca markets because out flight arrived at 2 and the markets close at 3…Its the biggest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere (I think) I really wanted to check out the stalls! Oh well, next time I go to Hobart I’ll be sure to check it out!
So over the Anzac day Long weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a trip to Melbourne! The last time I went was about 5 years ago so I don’t really remember much of it but was super excited to go again!
What we were both really looking forward to was Ai Wei Wei and Andy Warhol’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria! It was going to finish in the 26th if April so we luckily got there in time! We caught a plane from Sydney wednesday night after work, stayed for a couple of days and then flew to Tasmania! (which I’ll write about in a separate post!)
The exhibition was amazzzinngg! I loved it so much! We also checked out another art gallery, ate heaps of food at Heston Blumenthal’s “Dinner” restaurant (so sad we missed the Fat Duck but I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t have even gotten a table there seeing as you had to enter a raffle haha), went shopping and explored Brunswick, visited a few record stores (where I found out Prince passed away!!) and generally just had a really relaxing time! It was a really nice getaway .. it felt like I was overseas even though we weren’t!
Here are a few photos from our trip!
I hope to print out quite a few of them and make a photo album! (I’ve been meaning to make one for aggesssss but just havn’t had the time to/am too lazy to)
hmmmm what have I been up to recently? I feel like since my last post I haven’t really updated my blog as much as I’ve wanted to. This past week has been a mixture of Nursing placements and work. Having an afternoon shift for most days hasn’t helped either since that means I’m unable to meet up with people for dinner at night.
Last weekend I went to get my hair done! I’m wanting to try something new with my hair so I’m slowly getting it lightened. In the end I do want to try and get all my hair lightened but I’m slowly working my way up. I went to a hairdressers called “Studio B Hair Design” which is located in Cronulla. My best friend Nicolle was sweet enough to drive us there and she sat with me through the entire process (Have I got an amazing best friend or what!? I owe her big time!) I’ve been following them for a while on instagram and loved their work so I decided to give it a shot! I had to book almost 2 months in advance though because of how busy they get!
So I think I’ve only started getting into makeup a bit more over the past two years or so. I never really wore makeup in high school (maybe some powder or mascara? I can’t even remember) but I had no idea about eyeliner or contouring and nothing about eyeshadow. Being part of a facebook group that raves on about makeup has helped alot hahaha
Currently I stay over at my boyfriends place most of the week and the majority of my skin care products and makeup are at my boyfriends place now.. I sometimes feel like its slightly annoying to carry products to and fro but I mostly have double of things now. Previously I never really had anywhere to put my makeup except for the bathroom cupboard but I found this cute little table that my boyfriends dad didn’t really want to I converted it into a mini dressing table! Please keep reading if you’d like to see what I have displayed!