New Year, New Me?

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas, spending time with your family and friends, getting and giving presents and eating all of the glorious food this time of year has to offer! It’s so crazy to think that 2016 is coming to an end. Is it just me, or did this year go by way quicker than others? Wasn’t it January just like yesterday? With the new year coming up, I wanted to set myself some goals that will (hopefully) make me a better person all around, and I thought I’d share just a few of them with you.

Next year, I am going to…

…wake up no later than 9 a.m. on weekends: Here’s something you should know about me: I am not a morning person. Waking up in general is a massive struggle for me (how did I survive school?) and unless I have something going on that requires me to wake up at a certain time, I will most likely stay in bed until 2 in the afternoon. Not next year, I won’t – I’m going to start adulting and wake up early for absolutely no reason at all! This way, my days will become a lot more productive, which is a massive plus.

…create and stick to a workout plan: Now, this is something I’ve tried doing before. Long story short: none of them stuck for any longer than a month. I’d just think about how long I’d run on the treadmill for, or what kind of exercises I wanted to do the next day, the night before. It was a mess of a plan; it wasn’t even a plan at all! And I want to get fit, dammit! So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to create a weekly workout schedule: I’ll probably run on the treadmill three times a week, and do specific body part workouts (arms, legs and abs) on the days between treadmill days. I’ll make a more thorough plan, of course, and I’m aiming to stick to it for at least two months to begin with. I might even throw in a diet plan in there, who knows?

…be organised: When I was in high school, I didn’t really care for being organised. I would start every year with dedicated folders for every subject and a clean desk (I’ve forgotten what that looks like). At some point during the year, my folders would become redundant, my desk invisible, assignments lost, planners unused – basically, I became very unorganised very fast. It’s good that I’m acknowledging this issue now because I can start planning ways to prevent it from happening when I get to uni. What I’ve done so far to help in the organisation department is pick out a notebook (I have quite a few pretty but unused notebooks just sitting on my invisible desk) which I might start using as a bullet journal*.

* I’ve recently discovered the phenomenon that is bullet journaling and have been watching loads of “bullet journal flip-through” videos on YouTube. All I have to say is: I’ve become obsessed! It’s a really fun and cute way to stay organised, which is exactly I need.

…start saying YES to people: I’m not an anti-social person per say, but I haven’t been socialising as much as I had liked to in the last few years. I’d sometimes blow my friends off just so I could stay at home (my comfort zone) in my PJs and binge watch my favourite shows (one of which is Gilmore Girls!). I must admit, it’s become harder for me to talk to people now and I don’t want that to be a thing about me, especially as I’m heading to uni where I have to socialise and make new friends. So from now on, I’m saying yes. Not to anything stupid like drugs – obviously – but to be with people a lot more.

Those are my main goals that I want need to work on in the next year. I’m 20 now so I can’t really use the “I’m just a child” excuse anymore; I just need to deal with it! I will update you guys on how I get on with these goals at some point in the new year. Wow, 2017. Crazy.

Have you come up with any new years resolutions?
Should I write a post on starting my very first bullet journal?


20.12.16 | Waxing for the first time & Getting hit on

[I’ve just decided that I might occasionally write about a day in my life if it turns out to be somewhat interesting]

Today, my cousin came to town! I haven’t seen her in ages but that’s normal. Every time we did get together, it felt as if we were never apart. Nothing was weird and it never got awkward; we started laughing the second we saw each other.

We spent the day doing really normal everyday things. We didn’t have to do anything crazy or over the top to have fun, and we both knew that. We did what I would do with any of my friends on a casual day: meet up for lunch, have coffee, take snapchats, wax our legs, have more coffee and watch a movie. Okay I lied. What I meant to say was – we did most of what I would do with any of my friends on a casual day. Waxing any part of my body is definitely not something I would do with my friends on a casual day. I had never even done it before. That is, until a few hours ago…

I don’t know why I had it down that waxing was going to be the most painful thing I would ever feel in my entire life. It really wasn’t that bad. I mean, it hurt for a second when the strip was actually being removed from my skin, but then…nothing. It was bearable. And I am so happy I went through with it because my legs are SO FREAKING SMOOTH, I AM LIVING! My cousin actually went and got a Brazilian done as well. I didn’t. Baby steps, baby steps.

After my life-changing experience, we decided to go and have some lunch. We ended up sharing a delicious creamy mushroom soup and a roast chicken dish (yum!). I had a coffee to go with my food and my cousin had a cocktail (I forgot that she really loves to drink – like really really).

During lunch, I looked up what movies were playing and saw that Collateral Beauty was finally out! I remember watching the trailer and thinking I have to see this movie, mostly because some of my favourite actors were in it – Will Smith, Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet – and partly because I thought the storyline wasn’t like anything I’ve see before. It was amazing! Oh, and Jacob Latimore was real cute in it too. I didn’t cry at all. Not one single tear, nope. Okay, I lied again. I was a wreck.

My cousin and I felt tired (and emotionally drained) after the movie and decided to call it a day. We had to walk past this little cafe in order to get to an escalator that led to the lobby, which is what we were doing when the most random thing happened. This guy tried to hit on us! He was sitting at a table in the cafe we were walking past, talking on his phone, everything was normal. I made the mistake of looking directly at him because the next thing I know, he was staring right at me with a creepy look and a sort of perverted smile and asked me how I was. It might not sound like much, but trust me, it was weird. He was an older man as well so it didn’t exactly feel innocent.

Maybe I was just being a dramatic brat, I don’t know. Anyway, I looked away and just kept walking; not to be rude but because that’s something I do when things get super awkward (that’s something I discovered about myself during an awkward occurrence with a guy friend of mine – but that’s another story). At the end of the day, no matter how strange it was, the entire scenario made for a good memory. My cousin and I couldn’t stop asking each other “how are you?” in the man’s (I think it was a) Russian accent.

And that was basically our day. Casual but productive. She’s leaving town tomorrow and I probably won’t see her for at least another couple of months, which is sad. But separation will just make our time together all the more exciting!

Have you seen Collateral Beauty yet? What did you think?

Hello World!

And I’m writing my first post… I suppose that’s a good start to this blogging thing?

Hi! Some basic facts about myself: 20, Australian/Indonesian, socially awkward. I graduated from high school in May of this year, applied to several universities a couple of months later, heard back from one of the universities not too long ago (I was accepted!), and am now waiting to hear back from my top choice. All of this waiting around has been eating away at me – Will I get in? Will I not?! It’s pretty nerve-wracking to say the least. I’ve been needing something to keep my mind off of everything and I thought, “hey, blogging sounds fun.” And here we are…

I’ve been contemplating starting a blog for a while now, but as per usual, I’ve been procrastinating. Another reason for the delay is my fear of commitment. Okay, it’s not exactly a fear. But I’ve noticed that recently, I haven’t really been able to commit to something for any longer than a month or two. I say “recently” because I used to be involved in many high school endeavours that required long-term commitment, such as being apart of the high school basketball and netball teams. I also say “recently” because I’ve recently tried to stick to a diet and workout plan (the keyword there is tried). I was worried about the upkeep and constant maintenance of a blog but I figured, I really needed something to distract me from reality and this blog will probably improve my commitment skills, right? It’s a win-win. And I’m ready for a challenge – so, I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to maintain this blog for at least… you ready? An entire year!

I didn’t come up with a plan of what my blog would be about specifically – I just sort of dove straight in with a start-now-think-later mentality. I will however probably write about life experiences more than anything. I’m not entirely too sure; I guess you’ll find out when I do… suspense!

Are any of you waiting to hear back from colleges?
Or if you’ve already started, how was your first week there?

Because I think the first week is going to be the most stressful week for me in terms of getting settled in and making new friends – help!!