Power Sentence continued…

Hello all!

For those of you who have been keeping up with my blogs, you probably remember that I wrote a power sentence for each year of my life. I last left off from 2012 so here is one for 2013 and 2014:

2013: I travelled to one of the most amazing places on this earth – New Zealand. I went with my high school friend and it was by far, one of the best trips I have ever been. The scenery is so green and beautiful and photos do not do it any justice. Came across many sheep which was hilarious. Met some amazing people from all over the world. I cannot wait to go back again.

2014: My year of healing and road to positivity and self discovery ❤

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Back from hiding

Hello my fellow bloggers,

So it has been a long while since I last posted a blog. A good 2 years in fact, since I was living overseas. Oh how time flies. It is fair to say that the busyness of life has got in the way and I had become absent-minded in my posting my blogs. Anyway, I am back now and I hope to keep up with regular blogging. In all these two years much has happened. I could go into detail for all events but then I just think my blogs would never end. So here is a summary of what has happened in my life since 2012 until now:

2012: 

November: Left the UK after 12 months and returned home for the first time (this was scary but also exciting!)

December: Christmas Day spent with my cousin

December: New Year’s spent at my cousin’s humble abode which involved lots of drinking, dancing and singing

2013:

March: Began my first year of my primary school teaching degree

February: Visited the UK (my second home and hopefully my future home)

April: Long distance relationship with my ex-boyfriend ended (was a tough time but it was definitely for the better)

May: Got a job in hospitality and started there whilst the new venue was being built

October/November: Spent 3 and a half weeks in one of the most amazing places on earth – New Zealand. This beautiful country is so serene and spiritual. A MUST go to place for everybody.

December: Celebrated New Year’s Eve with my two best friend’s, friend and sister in the heart of Melbourne on a party boat that travelled along the Yarra River which was in perfect view of the fireworks

2014:

January: Spent Australia Day attending Avicii’s performance at Melbourne Showgrounds. He was AMAZING!

May-July: Returned to the UK again and visited Greece again. I just love England too much!

Booked tickets and accommodation for STEREOSONIC this December

September: Spent a weekend away in Lorne with my beautiful best friend Gab ❤

October: Booked tickets to go to Bali for New Year’s 🙂

I cannot wait to share my future memories with you all.

Glad to be back!

– Kat

xxx

What’s to come in 2013

On November 16th 2012, I departed the wonderful UK after my 12 month trip. It was one of the quickest years I can remember! And I really do miss the travelling.

Two months on, it’s safe to say that I have settled in at home quite well and am in a happy long distance relationship with my boyfriend Ryan who I met whilst in England. It won’t be long until I fly out there again this Sunday for a month’s holiday, including a trip to Portugal in that time. I am so excited to be going back and doing some more travelling but especially excited about being reunited with Ryan. I can’t believe I will be on a plane to see him in two days!!

Leaving England was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make as I had intentions of living and studying there for good. Some hard work in applying for Uni over there only came to my disappointment that I’m not eligible for a student loan, equivalent to our HECS here in Australia. That was a difficult time for me as I didn’t really plan to take my uni place in Australia so all my focus was on going back to the UK. I wasn’t thinking realistically at all which caused some tension, but I’m glad I have made the decision to stay here for my studies and intend on applying for an exchange program for next year so I can be in the UK again for a longer period of time.

I am extremely happy I have enrolled into my Bachelor of Primary Education course here as it’s my dream to become a Primary School Teacher.

I’m glad I can still return to the UK for a time and will make further plans to live there for good when the time is right. I’m just so excited to be going on this trip this Sunday!

Europe 2012

It is has yet again been months since my last blog – I really need to keep my word when I say I will keep it up!! Anyway, I did mention that I would post a blog of all my travels in Europe, that being Paris, Greece and Germany. I won’t go into complete detail as my blog would be much too long but a summary and some photos of my wonderful trip should do the trick. Enjoy guys!

PARIS: JULY 2012

I had spent an overall wonderful 4 days in Paris with my sister. I can’t say my introduction to Paris was very welcoming though – French people cursed at me and bumped into me because I was ‘getting in their way’ and I was nearly getting chased down the street by a French beggar simply because I shook my head indicating I had nothing for him. Not only that, but the streets and main city of Paris is really overrated and not what everyone imagines it to be. I felt afraid and unsafe and getting lost for an hour trying to find out hotel didn’t make things any easier. On the upside though, the tourist attractions were beautiful, especially the Eiffel Tower and Champ Elysees.

arc de triomphe

eiffel tower

cafe

GREECE: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012 

Two weeks on the magnificent Greek Islands where there are clear waters, beautiful beaches and wonderful communities. Athens was an unsafe place to be but I’m glad my best friend and I had better impressions of Ios and Santorini. We both got really tanned and loved every minute of it! We both did a cliff jump which we at first were reluctant to do but we’re both glad we did it. We miss it so much and really want to go back again one day!

GERMANY: SEPTEMBER 2012

Germany is definitely one place in the world I fell in love with. I stayed with a pen pal of mine that I had met for the first time in the 9 years we had been writing to each other so it was a really exciting time for both of us. She showed me around the beautiful city she lives in called Potsdam and also took me around Berlin which I found to be a really clean city. 4 days wasn’t enough time to see it so next time I will have to make a longer trip!

I encourage everyone of you to travel, especially around Europe. There is much to see and you will have experiences that you will remember for life.

xxx

I’m back!

So I keep receiving email notifications from my fellow bloggers about their recent blog posts and for the past 5 months I haven’t even turned to my own blog! This is somewhat disappointing for me as I love to write and share my thoughts with the world. Well, a lot has happened in the 5 months I haven’t blogged and when I get round to it, I will post individual posts on these events – I am most excited to post blogs on my travels in Paris, Greece and Germany so keep your eyes peeled! For the moment, just wanted to say I’m glad I’m back into blogging again 🙂 

Until next time my beautiful people, take care, keep smiling and dream big 😀

Much love!

xxx

To worry not, is quite a task

Throughout the years I have always been a worry wart – overthinking every little thing, always thinking something is wrong when it isn’t, making small things into bigger things.

These days I try to keep worrying to a minimum as I know it doesn’t do me any good. But I guess that’s easier said than done. Some issues are so easy to put out of the mind, but then sometimes they come back and bother us again. I often question why I worry about certain issues when they don’t even matter or issues that I have no control over. I get myself into what my best friend calls an ‘anxiety spiral’ where I let the worry bother me so much it takes over me. I wish I did care less about certain things, but sometimes it’s so hard to let stuff go.

I guess the moral of this story is to not worry about anything you can’t change, don’t dwell on the past, and just concentrate on the now. We can all choose whether or not to worry about something. And if we look at the bigger picture and ask ourselves whether this will matter in 5 or 10 years time, then we should be convinced that worrying is unecessary!

Connections with the ones you haven’t met

One of my fellow bloggers inspired me to write this blog – a very beautiful, pure and happy person who has such a huge drive for life that absolutely amazes me.

I don’t know her very well at all, she lives on the other side of the world and I’ve never met her but it’s amazing how closely you can connect with someone who appears to be so similar to you based on your own life experiences and how you see the world.

I just want to say to all of my fellow bloggers out there, thank you all for having an impact on my life and for sharing your views on the world that give me a different, if not better, perspective of my own world. You all touch my life in ways words can’t even describe!

xxx

When guys have it easy…

Has anyone realised how easy males have it? They’re not the ones who get periods, they’re not the ones that get pregnant. They can sleep with someone and not worry about having to take the morning after pill or not take it and risk growing a bump! Sometimes I ask myself, is this fair?

One issue I was thinking about a lot today after reading an article in ‘Grazia’ magazine is that the one thing that is considered in a way, socially acceptable for males is the action of sleeping around with other girls. For some reason, the girls get labelled as ‘whores’, or ‘sluts’ for sleeping around. And that’s not to say that all girls are like that, but even the ones who have the odd one night stands can be looked down upon and yet for guys it’s just considered perhaps normal or acceptable in society.

We all know when it’s too far and some girls just want some every moment they can get! But what about the ones who decide to have the odd one nightstand? The ones who genuinely won’t emotionally regret it and just want to have fun? Would they then, still deserve to be classified as sluts?

You here the term ‘man whore’ being thrown around but it isn’t used very often for males because to sleep around for them isn’t considered a big deal. I guess since a lot of them are known for it. But when will it be the day that they will get such a label as ours and it isn’t considered socially acceptable? I doubt that day will ever come.

Give some of these girls a break! Having a one night stand does not make them whores. And I guess it all stems from what beliefs you have on sex before marriage too.

Well, at least there are guys out there who don’t represent that majority anyway. But for those that do, you’re pretty darn lucky you don’t get labelled the same way girls do when it comes to this issue…

The key to living a simple life

1. Feel and be happy, whatever the situation.

2. Worry less! (Easier said than done, even for myself)

3. Don’t complain (Something I find a challange, especially being a female)

4. Put YOUR happiness first.

5. Take each day as it comes, have no expectations. Everything else is bonus.

6. Stop any negative thinking.

7. Be nice to others and you’ll be treated the way you want to be treated.

8. Forgive others, and yourself.

9. Don’t hold grudges.

10. LOVE life.

11. Be positive.

12. Look in the mirror and tell yourself you’re a good person.

13. Be confident in yourself.

14. Be open minded as much as you can because thoughts become things!

15. Make a negative situation a positive one, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

16. And most importantly, SMILE!

The universe will take care of the rest.

Don’t worry, be happy

Since I had a rough week last week having a hard time dealing with homesickness, I decided to post this photo up of me at a time I was really happy and calm, and also somewhere that is my favourite place to be – the beach! Starting to feel much better now thanks to the weather and my friends, especially having an awesome girlie day out today with Lisa.

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If anyone else is having a hard time, I have this photo up for you too to remind you all to treasure the good moments in your life and be as happy as you can be despite the bad times.

Take care, be strong, happy smiling and god bless!

Love Kathy
xxx

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