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Hey guys,

So its been a while, I know – and all I can do is apologise for that. Ive been taking some time to focus on what directions i want to take with not only my blog, but also in my life in general. Ive been focusing on my friendships, my job and my self reflection. With that being said, I’m back!

This post to me is actually extremely important, because its one that hits close to home. Ive been reflecting on everything lately and have come content, happy, satisfied and grateful for everything that I am lucky enough to have in my life. I feel that so many of us can easily take for granted the things in our life that we are so lucky to have. We are only human, it happens.

Taking the time to get away even for a day, has proven to me how important self reflection truely is. What i have learnt is that no matter what issue you have, what ever is getting to you, whatever is worrying you – If you have a happy place where you feel safe, comfortable and content with to just sit, focus and think – you can truely help yourself to come up with a plan thats going to help you out of any problem or issue that stands in your way.

For me, the coast and anywhere near or close to the ocean is my safe place. I grew up by the water. Whether it was my parents taking me down to the beach every Sunday or traveling up to our holiday house in Torquay, I was always happiest by the water. Just last week, A very beautiful person, someone I was once very close with passed away and It truly hit home to me. I was shocked, heartbroken and weakened by the news, and I had to take a step back and really think about what I do with my life and how I live it.

Its so easy to take the small things for granted, and ill be honest and say I take my body for granted. Yes, I train, Yes, i eat healthy – but there is so much more I can do to look after myself, and I understand that now. Its also so easy to take the people in your life for granted, only because we think they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon – but the horrible truth is, we never know when its going to be our time. I think its so important to remember how lucky we are to just be healthy, to be surrounded by people who love and care about us, to be able to talk, walk and do the small things we do each and every day – because there are so many people who dont get those opportunities.

We get so many opportunities, but sometimes we dont take them because they aren’t in our comfort zone, we put them off because our mind tells us ‘we can do that later’ or ‘you dont need to do that’. I think sometimes, as cliche as it may sound, you need to seize the moment, seize the day, and make the most of it. Do the things you want to do, see the things you want to do, make them memories and document as much as you can so you can look back on them at any moment and remember exactly what you have been lucky enough to do.

Last week, my best friend and i took a drive up to our favourite coastal spot in Victoria and made a day of checking out all the beaches and look outs, and as crazy as it is for me to say,  I came home a completely different person. My itch to travel is higher then ever, my determination to get comfortable and happy in my body is higher then ever and my inspiration to create, photograph and film is so present that I have decided to focus a lot more of my time around my creative side, while I document the things my friends, family and I do.

Im excited to now save, plan and travel the world, meet new people and truly transform myself more then ever, and I know if something simple like visiting a beautiful beach can do this for me, I know it can help so many others too.

So all though this post is short and sweet, I hope you understand exactly where I’m coming from, and know that whatever is getting you down, whatever you’re worrying about or whatever you’re keeping bottled up – do yourself a favour, find your happy place, and reflect, and I can promise you, you will come out of it feeling so much happier and content with yourself and your plans for your own future.

I can’t thank you all enough for reading my blog, or the beautiful messages I get about my posts. All of them mean more to me then you will ever know. I’m so happy to be back.

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      I made a small vlog video of our road trip that can also be checked out here

Until next time,

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Hey there guys! i hope you are all having a fantastic week. I apologise for this challenge taking so long to be uploaded, there is a reason for that, and I will explain it to you all. This weeks challenge was very hard for me to not only film, but also post. I was hesitant. Why? Because as you will see in my video, I am so raw and vulnerable when I talk about my Body dysmorphic disorder. The emotions hit me hard, the truth hits me hard, and the words i speak are all the truth.

These challenges however were all made to help me grow as a person, and also to challenge me to step out of my comfort zone, and thats exactly what i did.

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I learnt to not hold back on discussing something important, even if it is so hard for me to talk about, because even if it means I can help one person out, then that is me doing my job. I suffered way too long with this disorder and if having someone watch my video and realise that they are not alone with anything they are currently fighting with their own battles, then that is truely enough for me. Speaking about it, and letting my emotions out also helped me on my own journey as well. Sometimes you really just need to let out how your feeling in order to feel better. Its never a good option to just let emotions build up. Always know that there is help out there and that you are not alone.

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I think it is only fair that I worn you all that I do get emotional in this video. It was not a cry for attention, but a way for me to get my message out there. Thank you so much for your continuous support and beautiful words. It seriously means the world to me.

Until next time,

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Hey All! I hope the start of you week has been exciting! As the festive season comes to an end, everyone starts off strong with their new years resolutions and getting ready to head back to work. 2017 is going to be such a good year, I can already feel it and we are only 2 weeks in! As you guys know, My 2017 resolution was to focus on my health, my fitness and completely change my mindset by completing my 2017 challenge. I am now into week two and I’m so excited to show you guys this weeks challenge!

This weeks challenge was focused around friendship. Spending time with my friends, focusing on them and really showing them how much they mean to me. This week I did a lot of that on and off camera. I think its important to keep a balance of what you show to the world and what you keep between you and your friends.

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-2-13-15-pmThis challenge really helped me to open up to my friends and connect with them on different levels. Sometimes i get so busy during the week I forget to set aside some time to see them and really make a connection with them, and thats something I am working on. I know if it wasn’t for my best friends, I really would not have gotten through 2016 and through some of the toughest moments of my life. I have the most beautiful group of friends and I am so thankful for each of them. They make every day enjoyable and make every time I see them so much fun. I learnt to never ever take a friend who is there for you for granted, You should be so grateful for the ones who will prove to you just how much you mean to them, Keep them friends close. We may only be 2 weeks, but this challenge was one of my favourites, nothing brings me more joy then seeing the people i love, Smiling.

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Thank you all so much for taking your time to read and watch. It was never my intention for anyone to message me and tell me how much they are enjoying them, or nor did I think I would even get one view, I was purely making them for me to be able to reflect on, but the feedback has been so beautiful. I really hope you guys enjoy this weeks video/challenge.

Until Next time,

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Happy 2017 to all you beautiful souls! As you would have been able to tell, I took a long break in 2016, and this comes down to a lot happening in my personal life and just needing some time to myself, to focus on myself and what was making me so unhappy. I took a lot of time to just work, draw and think and in this time I came up with the Journey Jar, a massive challenge for myself in 2017. The challenge jar, to put it in simple terms is a jar full of challenges Ive created to push myself out of my comfort zone and really do things I would not have done before. I was fed up with never pushing myself harder, never challenging myself and never doing the things that made me happy because I was always worried about what others would think, and this way, i can change that. The jar has 52 challenges that I will have to complete week to week. Some health related, some fitness related and some to help me find self love, self growth and to help with the relationships I have with the people in my life.

To some, It might sound silly, but to me, having a jar visually there with challenges to select, It will make it a lot easier for me to stick to the challenges. I decided to also create Vlogs and videos to track this progress and will be uploading them onto my youtube channel. I am perfectly content and happy for these videos to get 0 views, as long as I can track my progress and see the changes i make in myself, I’ll be happy.

This challenge is not going to be easy for me. Even putting myself in front of a camera is super nerve racking and going to be a challenge, but if it means I can become a better person and have little to no regrets with living my life in 2017 and onwards, then that will be a win for me.

Thank you for being patient with me as I took my long break and for always being so kind, supportive and loving towards my website and towards me, It does not go un noticed ♡

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Hi All!

Today I have a very different post to share then what I usually do. Today I am sharing one of my first ever youtube videos! A few weeks ago a took a drive down to an American grocery store and picked up some weird, random snacks, I called up one of my friends who would be game enough to try them with me and we decided to record our reactions. Now, I wish I did have more of a variety but the shop did not have as much as I was expecting it to have, but it was still so fun to film! we tried some candy, cereal and some savoury snacks and our reactions are very mixed! You can check out the video below!

Heads up, the video goes for almost 20 minutes! Hope you guys enjoy!

Until next time,

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