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Currently: June 2015

Here we are! Another month draws to a close and we are officially half way through the year! This month made me very nostalgic as it marked the month I left New Zealand one year ago for my big trip abroad with one of my best friends Moana! I wrote a blog post about my trip highlights: “Throwback Thursday: Best Trip of my Life“. Anyway, here’s what I have been up to this month: CURRENTLY: Reading: A lot of woman’s magazines. I’ve just starting an internship at one of NZ’s top woman’s magazines, Woman’s Day. Watching: Orange is the New Black. I don’t know why I didn’t start this sooner Listening to: I know I go on about Years and Years all the time. But I love, love, love “Shine” and “Foundation” at the moment. Dreaming of: The day I will work for a magazine that I love. Planning: A big trip which is still kind of under wraps at the moment. Keep an eye out for updates in the next couple of months. Making: New connections thanks to my internship (I …

Throwback Thursday: Best Trip of My Life

Yesterday marked the date that I left New Zealand to go on my own 7 month adventure armed with two suitcases, a camera and one of my best friends. It is by far the best experience I’ve had in my life so far, so thanks to some of the photos I posted on Instagram, I thought I’d share a timeline of some of my highlights (this is going to be hard,) of the trip below: This was taken as I farewelled my family goodbye at the departure gate. There were lots of tears, but as soon as I was through those gates I was a ball of excitement! PARIS June and July 2014: Moana and I were shown around Paris by a wonderful family friend. We did a lot of touristy things and few not so touristy things. I love Paris, I visited it quite a few times during my trip. GERMANY July 2014: Some down-time on the plane to Germany really made me reflect and appreciate how lucky I was to be having such …

Living the Student Life: Tips

Despite the fact that I’m nearly starting my third year of university, it wasn’t until a few months ago that I was able to experience the ‘real’ student life Going to university in Auckland and already living in Auckland meant that living at home with my parents was a whole lot easier and cheaper, and it is pretty much the normal thing to do if you’re already a JAFA (just another fucking Aucklander; apparently the rest of New Zealand hate us). This resulted in me staying at home all the time studying and watching television shows instead of socialising with the rest of the world. I was in my own little bubble most of the time. Living in a flat with 7 other people, all but one who I had never seen or spoken to in my entire life was definitely a new and exciting experience, and it was honestly the best experience, EVER. Naturally, over the past few months I’ve discovered some things that work better than others, so I thought I’d compile them in a list for …

Out & About| May 2014

Today was quite a full-on day for me. I had work, had to catch a million buses to meet my friends for lunch, (okay, slight exaggeration,) take pictures for my journalism assignment that was due at 4pm and then bus into university to hand it in! It’s days like these that I really wish I had a car. Anyway, here are a few photos I took today, it was a gorgeous sunny day today! Still a bit chilly, but sunny nonetheless.

BACK TO REALITY

This time next week I would have finished my first week back at uni. After four months away I am actually quite looking forward to going back, mostly because I am bored out my mind. How I feel about uni. It’s a love/hate relationship source: Tumblr This time last year I was SO excited to start uni, it was a new and unexplored land for me…. The novelty wore off quickly. It’s not that I don’t like uni, I love uni for the learning part. Like I enjoy going to lectures and taking notes and all that, but what I don’t like are assignments. It seems like every time I finish an assignment I never have time to enjoy a bit of relaxation time, because it’s straight on to the next assignment, and the next and the next and you get the picture.  This semester cannot start and finish soon enough. I just want to get on a plane already and travel. In truth, it’s less than four months away and that’s both daunting and exciting. Plane …