Guess who’s back!

So… it’s been just about 10 months since my last blog post. *sigh*

I wrote in my goal post that I wanted to start writing my blog posts on a regular basis (you can see that clearly didn’t happen). What can I say, life was happening and before I knew it I was “busy” and I didn’t have time to sit down and write. Uni this year has been as hectic as ever and work is the same. Put those alongside trying to have a social life and look after myself and the time in the week is mostly full.

Now I know what you’re thinking… excuses, excuses, but honestly I am thinking the same thing myself. Come on, I mean surely I could’ve found 10 minutes at least to write something.

So I’ve decided from now on, I will write one post a month. One a month, now that sounds achieveable. Sometimes I might be feeling fancy and write a couple, but for now one post per month is the reality – with dance comps, uni exams and work performances coming up that sounds reasonable.

Ok, so that’s it for now, just a quick update but I’ll be back in the next couple of days for the October Edition of Dreams of Mine.
Keep dreaming… x

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New Year… New Me

So this is the new year. How are you all coping? I hope you had an amazing time bringing in the new year! I had a ball watching the big bash (cricket)… we won! Then headed to my cousins place where they were having a small party. Unfortunately we only got there at 11:40pm so had 20 minutes to meet they’re friends and settle in for the countdown. After the countdown we just had a great time, had a few drinks and I may or may not have facetimed one of my best friends blabbing on about everything… Oops haha!

2016 was an amazing year, filled with some amazing opportunities that will continue into this year and allow me to continue to grow as a person.

I’ve come up with a list of things that I want to accomplish by the end of 2017. So hopefully, at the end of the year I can revisit this post and tick off each thing!

  1. Post blog posts on a regular basis
  2. Make some friends in the blogging community
  3. Start my YouTube channel back up
  4. Take as many opportunities as I can
  5. Save money for overseas travel
  6. Lose 10 kg
  7. Generally eat better
  8. Be happy
  9. Find dance opportunities that will extend my career

By setting these goals and commiting to them in this post I hope that I will be able to complete them and refer back to them to have an awesome year!

Leave some of your goals for 2017 in the comments below and we can help each other be accountable!

Can’t wait to hear everyone’s goals and see how much we accomplish!

Keep dreaming… x

Thank you 2016

So this is the last day of 2016. Weird.

This year has gone so fast. Another year of uni has finished. I got a new job. I started this blog. I left my other job. I have made new friendships. I have learnt new things. I have had great days (and not so great days).

So many things have changed in my life. I think I have changed as a person… for the better I hope. I have tried to stop over thinking the little things and tried to take as many opportunities as I could. It has been amazing to think about just how much has changed and how it has been such a great year which I will remember forever.

However, in saying this there has also been some tough times. Obviously things are not going to be great all the time and I understand that, but it doesn’t make it any easier when things aren’t the best.

I cannot begin to imagine what is going to happen next year and I cannot wait for all the next opportunities I will have to extend my learning and myself.

I just wanted to take the time to thank each person who has played a role in my life this year. It has been amazing to see how many great people have impacted my life for the better and given me opportunities to succeed and grow. So thank you. And to those people who continue to support me and my goals for the near and far future, I thank you for everything.

So here I am saying thank you. Thank you for such a great year and for all the amazing memories you have given me, 2016.

Bring on 2017!

Keep dreaming… x

3 Easy Steps for a Great Uni Year

Meeting with a Uni friend this week, we stumbled across the conversation of what we are going to do next year. It sounds so far away but in reality, it only a couple of weeks! We discussed how we are going to make things easier for ourselves and in turn how we are going to do better. 

We planned what we were going to do to get on top of our study and decided to arrange a time each week that we could set aside without distractions to meet and complete the work that needs to be done. Not meeting to “do work” and then in reality just going to get lunch or chat about our day (this was definitely something that we struggled with this year). We also set ourselves goals and set goals which we felt we could actually meet, unlike those goals which are “finish the assignment seven weeks before it’s due”… Not going to happen. We chose our main goals to be: 

  1. Finish our assignments atleast two days before they were due to eliminate the stressful feeling of cramming a four week assignment into two hours.
  2. Meet once every week to see how we are going with all of our tasks (weekly and assignments)
  3. Proofread. Proofread. Proofread! Because finishing an assignment and handing it in fifteen minutes before it’s due does not give you time to fix those awkward mistakes you know you could’ve fixed.

We wrote our goals down so that we had evidence and that we couldn’t go back on our word. I find that writing goals down keeps you accountable, especially when trying to complete them with someone else.

Finding someone to complete your goals with you actually helps with the success rate of completing them. So I’d suggest find a friend which you can count on and try setting some goals yourself. Whether it be to aim for higher grades, saving money, even losing weight. You should never underestimate the power of other people and what they can do for you and vice versa.

With these goals set we have challenged ourselves to test them for the first semester of next year. Hopefully all works out well! I’ll keep you updated along the way!

Comment below some of your goals for next year!

Keep dreaming… x

Feeling confused

I can’t quite explain why this happened but it made me think.

This weekend I had my dance concert. Now, dance concerts are one of my favourite times of the year. The costumes, the makeup, spending all day with your dance family and then, the best part, performing on stage. This is the most exciting yet nerve racking time of the day. All of the hours spent rehearsing and preparing for these 3 minutes on stage. What if you make a mistake? What if you fall over? What if you forget your place? All of these questions running through your head in the last seconds before you walk on stage.

… Except this time.

This weekend was the very first time that I wasn’t nervous. I’m not quite sure why and that’s what made me stop and think.  I thought this is really weird, why don’t I feel nervous? There are a lot of people out there and they are all watching the one little stage. More importantly I am on that stage, so still the question remained… Why aren’t I nervous?

Okay, so… I knew all the steps (I think they had been cemented in my mind for a while now) so I wasn’t going to be nervous about forgetting them. Check.

I hoped that I wasn’t going to fall over, and even if I did I wasn’t really worried about it, so no real nerves about that. Check.

Last but not least, the audience. I think what I thought was that these are people that are here to watch a concert. They will understand if something goes wrong (not that I was planning on anything going wrong). They don’t know me, and the people who do will appreciate what I do no matter what. So… check.

What else was there to be nervous about? I’m not quite sure.

But still I’d never really had this feeling of real calm before and during a concert which was a complete shock to me. It actually made me quite emotional.

 

I have no real answer to this question or why I was feeling that way. But sometimes, I guess there don’t have to be answers and that’s okay.

Keep dreaming… x

Just a bit about me

If I’m going to keep doing this thing, I guess I should tell you a little about myself…

I’m a current university student, studying primary school teaching. I love it. I love everything about it.. well most of it anyway. I have made some of the best friends at uni that I think (I hope) will be a part of my life… FOREVER (no exaggeration). They make everything so much easier and I appreciate every single one of them so much! The other part of uni I love is learning how students learn. Its so fascinating to understand what and why we have learnt what we have while we were growing up. Putting this information into practice and watching students grow is the most exciting part. All of the study starts to pay off and you feel as though you have accomplished something.

Another part of my life is work. I teach dance and it is the most rewarding part of my week when I see students learning, growing, improving and appreciating what they are doing. I think it is so much easier to do a job which you are passionate about, and teaching dance is definitely that for me. Dance has been such a massive part of my life ever since I was little. It is such a way to express yourself, let go and just, well… dance. I love, love, love teaching dance and coming up with new combinations and routines. It’s such an awesome feeling watching the ideas in your head come to life in the studio.

I’ll keep you updated soon.

Keep dreaming… x

 

Wish List: Travel Destinations

For as long as I can remember I have loved travelling and discovering new places. I love the idea of being where other people have stood and getting an idea of what they have experienced. I love old buildings, artwork and cities, integrated with new modern twists. However, so far I have not travelled too much. I have been overseas twice and it was such as amazing experience, that I can’t wait to go more places and experience more cultures. The most amazing part of travelling is seeing the differences between not only your own country but the differences between cities and languages, even accents, I love it!

Anyway… enough of that. Here are some places I would love to travel to in the not too distant future!

Greece
England
Ireland
Florida
Amsterdam
Hawaii
Fiji
South Africa
Germany
Ireland
France
Spain
Chicago

Now all that’s left to do is save, save, save and hopefully I’ll get to each of these places soon!

Keep dreaming… x