31 Lessons, From 31 Years

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Wow, is it that time of year already? As Christmas decorations slowly trickle onto store shelves and advertisements for New Year’s begin to flood my inbox, its clear that the years end is fast approaching. It’s usually around this time each year, when a sudden jolt of panic arrises and endless questions flow through my mind. What have I achieved this year? Is there still time to tick items off my bucket list? Etc.,etc.

As with every year, there have been various ups and downs, but as I return from my trip to Santorini, having watched the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen from my private balcony, I can say with confidence that the ups far outweigh the downs. 

Taking the time to reflect on my achievements, my goals, my dreams, lessons learned and what sets my soul on fire, is what helps me enter another year of my life with a clear mindset and an open heart. So here’s 31 lessons from 31 years of living.

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Care Packages For The Homeless

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“Be the change you want to see in the world”

This is one of my favourite quotes by Gandhi and it’s these exact words that I had running through my mind as I packed a bag full of care packages, that I had created for the homeless. I spent my day distributing them throughout the city of London and the reactions I had just warmed my heart.

I’ll never forget the woman who started crying and repeating “thank you” over and over, as I left her with a bag full of water, snacks, toiletry products and more. Giving back is part of who I am. It always has been and always will be. Today is International Poverty Day and I wanted to share my experience with you, in hopes of raising awareness and inspiring others to undertake their own acts of kindness. You never know how a small gesture can change someone’s entire day.

I hope you enjoy this video.

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Embracing Local Traditions, South Korea

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Sooooooo this post is well and truly overdue. Like a few years overdue, but rest assure it’s here now (finally!) and I hope you enjoy the read.

In 2014 when I booked my ticket to Seoul, South Korea, I had one thing in mind. To get creative and really immerse myself in the culture. I wanted to try different things and leave having learnt something new about myself. Sometimes when we travel it’s easy to get stuck in the routine of visiting only the main attractions and we forget to experience the little things. Like what truly makes a place unique? What are the local customs and traditions?  

I spent a total of eight days in Seoul and this was my experience. 

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The Great Barrier Reef & More

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Hey everyone! This weeks post is dedicated to the wonderful place that I call home – AUSTRALIA. The countdown is officially on (5 weeks!) until I’m laying on a beach with my friends and family, eating cherry ripes and getting that much needed vitamin D back into my body. I have two weeks at home before returning to London, which doesn’t seem like a long enough visit to justify the twenty hour flight (I’m secretly praying for an upgrade) but I’ll be escaping part of the British winter, so no complaints here!

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