What Should I Pack When Backpacking?

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
I'm sure this title may be deceiving, but I assure you, this will not be a detailed list of what I packed on my trip around SE Asia. You see life is a funny little minx. I like to pride myself on the fact that I'm fairly organised. Am I usually running late? Occasionally, yes. To the untrained eye would it look like I have no organisational skills at all? Yes. But in reality, I know what I need to get done and when it needs to get done by. Except on my most recent trip overseas...

5 Ways to Enjoy Each Day

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Life can sometimes get out of hand. It's easy to lose site of the things in life that bring us joy and happiness. In the world of social media, instantaneous gratification enables us to see the good in our friends and families lives. Very rarely do people post a normal day or when they're having a difficult day. Often those who do are ridiculed for exhibiting attention seeking behaviours. So with the constant stream of happiness, love, and extreme, it is understandable that often we feel inadequate or that we're not living up to our full potential. But that doesn't have to be the way we live each day. Here are 5 easy ways to help enjoy each day:

Tips to Help Create a Better Work-Life Balance

Wednesday, 17 August 2016
One thing I've learned from living in another country is that Americans have HORRIBLE work-life balance. For some reason, our culture has become obsessed with "who can work the most". You can be on your death-bed and are praised for coming into work and infecting the entire office instead of staying home, resting, and coming back once you're healthy and will probably be more productive. I'm not sure when America adopted this mentality but one should really "Work Smarter, NOT Harder". Workers are more productive when they are well rested, motivated, and have an excellent work-life balance. So how does one achieve a better work-life balance? Here are some of my tips for my American friends (or anyone looking to create a better work-life balance):

Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock

Monday, 15 August 2016
I am incredibly guilty of occasionally (or frequently) reminiscing about home. I miss my friends. I miss my family. Lord knows I miss good Mexican food. I've found it’s somewhat easy to miss American food/culture because it is similar to Australian culture. Please don't jump down my throat with this statement and allow me to elaborate:

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Adapting to Life in Australia

Tuesday, 9 August 2016
A few months ago I was contacted by another blogger to write a piece detailing what it was like to move to Australia. They requested I describe various aspects one might not think about such as transport, types of visas, and finding work. Sadly, the piece has yet to be posted to the website. I did not want my hard work to go to waste, so it is time I share:

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Book Review: The Last Humans Trilogy

Sunday, 7 August 2016
For those of you who do not know, I absolutely LOVE to read! When I was contacted about reading The Last Humans Trilogy, I was incredibly excited. Scifi is one of my favourite genres, and I'm always looking for interesting novels that differ from the typical Scifi storyline. In this review, I will break down each book in the trilogy giving a short synopsis and my opinion of each book.