For something different from my normal blogs, I wrote a letter to my younger self. This letter expands on the points I'd originally made on a thread on Twitter from April 2019 started by Amanda Newton, Head of Community at Xero. To my younger self, if I could do it all over again, remember the … Continue reading The Millennials Series: A Letter To My Younger Self
Hi 2020, it's nice to meet you! I have spent some time reflecting over the last couple of days, as we farewelled 2019, and said hello to 2020 and a new decade. Looking back over the last 12 months, I can see that it was a period of massive change, and with that in mind, … Continue reading The Millennials Series: 2020, A Year of Growth
Today marks exactly one year since I moved to Perth! In all honesty, when I moved here, I didn't think I would be here for longer than 6 months, and now, it kind of feels like home. The last twelve months have been probably the hardest, but most rewarding, and it's been a huge period … Continue reading The Millennials Series: The First Year
I've been very open about my journey with mental illness, but what I didn't realise was that I hadn't shared much about how I manage it outside of powerlifting. One of the benefits of living in a digital age is that there are apps for just about everything - including ones to help improve your … Continue reading The Millennials Series: How Using Apps Is Improving My Mental Health Through Mindfulness
Time has flown by, and I can't believe it's already been 6 MONTHS since I made the move to Perth. As I sit down and reflect on my first 6 months living in Perth, over 2000km away from my family and friends, I realise that I am a different person to the very nervous and withdrawn one … Continue reading The Millennials Series: 6 Months In
2018 has been by far the most challenging year yet. This year has been by far the one which has pushed me the furthest out my comfort zone. I competed in sanctioned powerlifting competitions, travelled to almost every state/territory in Australia at least once, and finally visited some parts of Europe that were on my bucket list.
I'm not going to lie and say my first month in Perth has been easy, it's been far from it. I've had to adjust to living over 2,695km away from my puppy, family and friends. I've been incredibly homesick, and I've cried... a LOT. But despite that, I'm so grateful for my new colleagues and … Continue reading The Millennials Series: The First Month