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in Perth, over 2000km away from my family and friends, I realise that I am a different person to the very nervous and withdrawn one … Continue reading The Millennials Series: 6 Months In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
So, I jumped. Head first into a new chapter of my life. My life is about to completely change and I'm excited to see what the future holds. I'm terrified to be leaving the majority of my friends and family, and my puppy in Adelaide, but... I'm moving to Perth! Yes, you read that right. … Continue reading The Millennials Series: So, I Jumped
The most valuable thing I have done in terms of my career is to surround myself with like-minded people in the industry and form ... by them. Mentoring, as mentioned in my blog "Five reasons mentoring is beneficial to achieving your goals", is imperative to ensure that you can achieve your career aspirations. The best … Continue reading The Millennials Series: How To Get Career Mentors
On Thursday, 13th of September, it was R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is about raising the awareness of suicide prevention, which is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge. This is a movement very close to my heart, as four years ago I was almost one of those statistics you read about. I was depressed, … Continue reading Breaking the Stigma: I Chose to Live