Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Moving to Sydney


I finally got a full-time job - yay! After a year of searching I managed to secure a position as a graduate with a healthcare company. Over the next two years I'll be learning how to manage health services, and eventually look at taking on a role as a manager - although the outcome is quite flexible depending on which way I want to go. The only catch is that I have to move to Sydney for at least twelve months to work in each department.

I will be moving in a few weeks, and while in many ways I know this will be a new adventure, I am also nervous. Sydney is such a big city, with so many people compared to Brisbane, not to mention the high rental prices and the awful traffic. I'm trying to concentrate on the new experiences instead; I've never lived in a inner-city 'young persons' suburb before, and I am excited about going to the Sydney Finders Keepers markets, along with many other events and places this year. I hope house-hunting won't be too difficult.

With that said anyone who might still be following this blog will notice I have not been posting much this year, and to be honest I couldn't say if there will be many posts to follow. Blogging was a fun hobby when I had copious amounts of time, but I cannot see the validity of this blog since I have no desire to derive an income from it. It's more likely that I will keep my Instagram and Lomography accounts public, and leave everything else for friends on Facebook or in real life.

Having said that if you are keen to stay in touch please follow me on bloglovin' as Google reader will be shutting down! Or as always, Instagram.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013




Happy new year! Finally, it is 2013. It really felt like this year would never come. 2012 wasn't the greatest year to reflect on, my life definitely took a step backwards since I had to move back home and had nearly no job for almost seven months. Although having said that I did take a short term contract as a medical secretary for the last 5 months, and while that ended just before Xmas at least I now have 'experience' since my medical imaging degree is clearly worthless thanks to a lack of training positions. It's a long story, so just believe me. However, I do accept that not everyone's life can take the straight path and I've just got to keep on going no matter how difficult it can be. I guess most of all I've learnt how to deal with things going wrong and not let it get me down, which is a valuable lesson. Having more time to think and gain experience has also taught me a little more about where my strengths lie, and that perhaps there's a reason some things have/haven't happened.

This year I plan on finding full-time work, even if it's just as a receptionist, so I can move out of home again and start working towards some adult goals like a house, car, family, holidays overseas and other adult-type things. I miss cooking for myself most of all! You can see my goals for least year here and I managed the first two. I made sure to carry a film camera with me at all times in 2012. I can see myself doing the same in 2013.

Above are some photos I took just before Xmas. It was a bit of a light experiment with my Holga, and I took my coloursplash flash with me too, which I love! You can see the whole album over my lomography account.

I better mention my instagram account again, which now has a fancy new instagram profile. It's just easiest for me to post there.

Does anyone else have goals for the coming year?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012

A gypsy with her horse, braiding its mane
Fortune telling at the gypsy camp



Curd cheese making - also notice the face on the mud oven.


You can see all the photos from this roll in my Lomography album

Last weekend I managed to get the Abbey Medieval Festival; this year being my third year. I dressed up this time, so a few people took photos of me that I will probably never see! I ended up talking cameras with most people rather than medieval. I took my Superheadz Slim this year because I've taken my DSLR for previous years and I thought I would do something different. I'm trying to get through some of the 22+ rolls of film I own, not to mention develop my lomo skills a little further.

As usual it was a wonderful day, even though I got a headache and had to go home early and missed the birds of prey show - my favorite. I decided to go to some of the smaller activities this year; I learnt about medieval underwear, curd cheese making, bread making and watched a flogging. I can't wait for next year already. It's so much fun to dress up and go because it's different from any other event I've ever been to. The time, effort and enthusiasm that has gone into this festival always makes it a great day out.






Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teeny tiny



Lately a lot of things have transpired in my life (or perhaps, not at all) and I am in the final stages of moving reluctantly back to my family home. Unfortunately this means that I probably won't have much internet for a while. I'll make attempts to post but I'll largely be using Instagram day-to-day. Financially speaking I've cut clothing out of my expenses, but now more things need to go like rent, electricity, internet and some food. I'm hoping that I might get mobile internet if my budget allows but until then I will most likely miss a lot of great posts from those blogs I follow.

Above is a series of photos I've taken on my iPhone 4S - I am really pleased with the quality of the camera in this phone, although I feel like a total traitor when I use my camera phone. I'm a bit addicted to these plastic animals, and so is my little sister, so I've bought some more and perhaps I might leave the yard to scout locations.