Lets Do It!
It’s actually pretty hilarious that it took me FOREVER to think of a name for this blog. It went a little something like this: Google search – “twenty-something blogs”. Name already taken. Perhaps “Call off the search”, somewhat already taken. How about “weird, wonderful insights”? Now, I am cringing that I actually typed that into Google. So what is it that I want to write about when there seems to be a plethora of blogs about life, love, health and everything in-between?
Well ever since I was a little girl I have always loved anything and everything to do with health and wellbeing. I remember the days of reading Dolly Doctor, trialling my first glass of hot lemon water to see if I could “detoxify” myself, experimenting with different exercise workouts and journaling everything I ate that day. It all seems so funny looking back at it now but when I think about it, not too much has changed – apart from the fact that Dolly has now been replaced with ‘Women’s Health’! Not only did I have this curiosity for improving my health, but I also loved to dance and sing for the pure joy of being able to express myself in another way. So after much deliberation about the who’s, the what’s, the why’s of starting this blog – I figured I would start with what I know and where I am at now.
My thirst for knowledge about health led me to complete a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Psychology. These two things are something that I am incredibly passionate about, but after university ended I felt no closer to where I wanted to be in life. I got a little overwhelmed with the uncertainty after uni, so I just delved straight back into the books to embark on a Masters of Social Work. A respectable career helping people – that’s what I wanted right? Well that’s a question that’s still unanswered. When my boyfriend said that he was moving to Brisbane for a job opportunity, I felt even more confused. What should I be doing? Continue building/figuring out my career in Melbourne, or join him and try to figure it all out while I’m there. I spent last year being in a long distance relationship, started my Social Work studies and eventually moved back in with my parents in country Victoria to survive the financial woes of my university placement. Not the most ideal situation after years of hard work and striving to ‘live the dream’. So I moved to Brisbane to be with Jimmy and delved into the unknown. A new city, a new life – the beginning of both uncertainty and excitement. With no preconceived ideas of success, no ‘locals’ to latch onto for familiarity, and no job prospects on the horizon, it was probably the most boldest and scariest thing I have ever done (so far). I had/have the opportunity to completely start anew.
So I made a pact with myself that whatever I decided to do, it had to make me happy. I wanted to simplify my life, if it felt good – do it, if it doesn’t – don’t. But most importantly, as I moved out of my comfort zone I came to realise how important it was to be grateful. Grateful for the fact that there are so many possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. After some crying, praying, reading a lot of self –help books, and with the support from some very beautiful people in my life, I have decided to finally do what makes me happy – help and inspire people to improve their health and wellbeing. This blog is only one medium of how I set about achieving this. Perhaps you might be going through the same thing, plagued with uncertainty of what lies ahead, but I hope that you can join me in embracing the unknown. I cannot wait to share my take on health and wellness, from nutrition to positive thinking, beauty tips to creative outlets, so lets do it! Hope you enjoy the read.