The Harsh Realities of Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

  Poppy Smith is unlike most other kids her age. At just four and a half years old, Poppy has undergone five open heart surgeries. Five. Almost one for each year of her life. When I ask her what her favourite colour is, she replies that she likes all of them- all the colours of … More The Harsh Realities of Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

Treat Yo Self…to a look inside my current shopping wish list

Hello, lovely readers. So my blog has turned into a bit of a lifestyle blog of late, and I must say, I’m absolutely loving it! Okay, so I’ve only written one post so far that I would categorise as semi-lifestyle. But hopefully, with the way things are travelling, you’re going to see more light-hearted content … More Treat Yo Self…to a look inside my current shopping wish list

Remembering the past- my recent visit to Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre

Last weekend, I was invited to join the current ALC203 Digital Media class on an excursion to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Melbourne. I had previously visited the JHC as part of my year ten high school curriculum. We had been studying the Holocaust in Religious studies for several weeks and had just finished watching Steven’s … More Remembering the past- my recent visit to Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre

Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media

Hello again, dear readers. To finish off my short series on tips and advice for University students, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to something that impacts our lives on a day-to-day basis. Each and every one of us will have had some experience with social networking sites (SNS). There is no denying that as technology progresses, … More Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media

Taking care of yourself mentally while studying

  Hello again, dear followers. With University orientation just around the corner, it seemed appropriate that I continue on from my previous blog post with some additional advice for those commencing/returning to tertiary studies in 2017. My last entry focussed heavily on tips for surviving the transition to University, including helpful orientation advice. Now, I’d like … More Taking care of yourself mentally while studying

Things I wish I knew (and was too afraid to ask) before starting University and moving out of home

It was a Wednesday morning when my family helped me pack up my belongings and load them into the car. I vividly recall seeing the town I had grown up in for nineteen years disappear in the rearview mirror. It was bittersweet. Unlike many of my high school cohort, I took a gap year between finishing year … More Things I wish I knew (and was too afraid to ask) before starting University and moving out of home