Belated International Womens Day

So, International Women’s Day was last Friday and the reason I hadn’t acknowledged it was because it was also my birthday so I had the obligatory birthday celebrations to take part in. For my birthday I ended up going to a concert at Taronga Zoo which was nothing short of amazing. I don’t know what it is about being able to listen to some live music, whilst sitting on a picnic blanket with your closest friends, drinking wine and eating cheese but it was a great way to spend my birthday.

It was also hard for me, because I’m a twin and it was my first birthday not spent with my sister. I told my boyfriend I didn’t want happy birthday sung to me because it felt wrong not having my sister there with me, of which he complied and instead got me to sing ’22’ by Taylor Swift at karaoke following the concert.

Anyway, enough of my birthday, lets talk about women’s day!

All day on the Friday I really wanted to write a post in tribute to my sister, as she inspires me to be the best that I can be, so here it is.

Having a twin is hands down the best thing ever as you’re essentially handed a best friend for life. Sure, when you’re growing up you say that someone else is your best friend but you both know it’s each other.

She has consistently taught me to be more caring towards others and to fight for what I believe in. She always stood up for me and continues to do so and she carries herself in a way that only she knows how. She makes me want to be a better person for her and always knows how to pick me up when I’m down. She’ll do anything for the people she loves, including move hours away with her fiancee meaning she was moving away from her friends and family. My sister motivates, she doesn’t put other girls down.

For my belated International Women’s Day I want to be more like my twin sister and hope that I can have as big a heart as she does.

Born together, best friends forever.

Who’s your role model?

Kathryn xx

 

See you later 21

Hi everyone!!

I’m turning 22 on Friday and I thought in light of this I would reflect on all the things I did in my ‘milestone year’.

I first want to say that being 21 has been great but its not the age that’s made my last year great. I didn’t go to the USA which I think everyone who isn’t Australian thinks is what we do (to be fair though a lot of people do go to America when they turn 21).

2018-2019 has been a huge year for me as I’ve finally finished my uni degree, went onto an unrestricted driving licence, learned how to ski, traveled a bit of Australia (Tasmania & Melbourne) and I essentially did everything that I wanted to do.

The skiing was a big jump for me as I don’t tend to try new things or do anything out of my comfort zone. Realistically, It’s something that I have wanted to try but never had the balls to do. Meeting my boyfriend Mitch in 2017 and ‘officially’ dating at the end of that year (we’d been seeing each other for months, the officially is just a technicality), meant that I had to learn to ski. His whole family are the epitome of ‘snow bunnies’ meaning that when winter starts all they can think about is snow. Of course there’s nothing wrong with that!

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Me & My Boyfriend at Perisher.

I was lucky in that they were very willing to teach me how to ski and were incredibly patient.¬† I’ve also started recreational reading again as I’ve spent the last four years buried in textbooks on marketing statistics and strategies. I’ve always found reading incredibly calming, it also helps with my nerves as I’m prone to getting stress rashes and being able to read stress free has helped a lot. I’ve already read 2 of the Harry Potters!

Another thing I’ve achieved is completing my bachelors degree. When I received my documents you can imagine I was beyond thrilled, but I didn’t realise the rumours were true in that I had an overwhelming urge to apply for a masters degree. It’s something that I think i’ll still do, but perhaps when I’ve gotten experience and when I’ve paid off that pain in the pits of my tertiary education called a HECS debt. For now, it’s nice to have a break from studying, and it’s nice to know that all my hard work hasn’t been for nothing.

I think one thing  that this past year has taught me is that you should always be challenging yourself and trying new things in that you never really know what might spark your interest!

To conclude, 22 will be a year of work and also just kinda chilling out, and NO STUDYING (maybe leave that for 23?).

My next post will probably be about how badly I sang at karaoke on friday!

Until then, be kind.

Kathryn xx