Starting over.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Welcome back guys and gals, you wild internet people to this blog. I've been on a hiatus of sort, a year long break from, well most thing, but I'm back now and I already have a few things planned out and some things to share.

So let's start from the beginning.
Well not the very beginning.

My name is Kat, I'm 24 and from Sydney. I spent the last three years as a drama student and trying hard to find myself. And in finding myself I changed. From the person I used to be, a person I strongly disliked inside and out, to a more confident and more all together person. 

But in those three years I also learnt that I still have a lot of changing to do. To be the person I need to be, and I need figure out myself and my life along the way.
Being in a new city for those three years changed my perspective on life and who I was. 
It made me want to be a better person.
It made me more independent.
It made me find my self worth.
It made me see things a little clearer.

With all of this I have taken my first year out of uni and back at home, learning from the mistakes of my past and living life to its fullest.

So this is where the change in my blog starts. I will be keeping all my old posts and adding new material from my life and adventures from here on out.

Welcome back and enjoy.
Dream big.

xxx Kat

Rippon Lea and the Dressmaker Costume Exhibition

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Before leaving Melbourne to go home for my holidays, my family and I decided to see what we could do in Melbourne whilst they were here. Luckily, much to their surprise and enjoyment, Rippon Lea a historic mansion in Elsternwick, was holding an costume exhibit of one of my mums and aunts favourite movies. The Dressmaker.

The exhibition itself was a showcase of the wonderfully crafted costumes worn by the actors in the movie itself, placed within the magnificent halls of the Rippon Lea mansion.

The historic halls of Rippon Lea became the breathtaking backdrop to the costumes. Adding in a certain elegance to the whole experience. As we wondered around the exhibition not only did we take in the well designed costumes, but also the architecture of the insides of the manor.

Once we had wound our way through the entire exhibit, we ventured out into the gardens that surround the house. Seeing what marvels we could come across. 

The grounds themselves hold many wonderful bits and pieces and can be explored in your own time. Along with the mansion you can also find a Fernery, Lookout tower, a Lake, Tennis Courts, a Heritage orchard and a grotto under a waterfall, along with several other interesting places that can be explored.

We wondered around the groups at our own pace and marvelled at the little things that we managed to come across on our wander.

It was like some magical wonderland, almost as if time froze once you stepped into the gates. The wonders of the grounds really made me feel at peace. Like I could almost comfortably get lost wondering around and not worry to much. 

It was a much needed relaxing day, in which I am glad that I got to spend it with my family.

xx Kat

We got fish.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Since moving into an apartment together my housemate E and I have been jokingly talking about getting ourselves some fish. Since we both come from households with pets, and we aren't allowed anything like cats and dogs where we live.

So today after months of semi-joking we bought ourselves a little flock of goldfish.

Let me introduce to you the newest members of the household. Tamaki, Buffy, Ragnar and Kevin Owens.

Officially happy to finally have some form of pet back in my life.

xx Kat

Mother's Day.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mum's out there. I hope you all had fantastic days.

I, for the third year in a row, was unlucky and didn't get to spend it with my wonderful mother. Seeing as we live in different parts of the country. But I wanted to write a little appreciation post.

My beautiful mother when she was around my age.

I adore you to the moon and back and love you more than words can describe.

Thank you for always being there for me not matter what and putting up with me, even though sometimes I am the worst.

I wouldn't be who I am today without you and wouldn't be the person I am without you. And I can't think of anyone better that I would have wanted to learn all those things from.

We have had so many great moments and I am truly thankful for having you in my life.

I miss you and can't wait for when I get home in a few weeks time so that I can see you.

xxx Kat

The future is...

Saturday, 7 May 2016

One question that I get asked way to often is what I plan on doing after uni. And in all honesty I don't really know. I know that some people have a set plan on how they are going to do things once they graduate. But I have never really been one of those people.

But I think that it's okay not to know what you are going to do after uni or after school.

It's a big thing to ask of a person. Almost like once we finish high school or university, we have to decide on the spot.

So once again I don't know what my future holds.

And that is hella scary.

But I know that I will figure it out along the way. Which doesn't really sound like a solid plan, but it's what I personally am comfortable with. Which is strange considering I hate change. And the unknown. But I know that I will be able to do whatever it is with a certain level of nervous excitement.

Does that scare the crap out of me? Of course it does. It always will.

But I know that I will find my rightful path, whatever it may end up being. 

And I know that once I am there I will be happy and content.

Just know that not everyone knows what they want to do with their life. Most of us are just fumbling through, trying to make a life that we feel is good, for ourselves. 

Never loose that fear of the unknown, especially when it come to the future, because it is what will drive you to achieve what you want.

xx Kat

May inspiration board.

Welcome to the small list of things that are making me happy and inspired in the month of May

1. Study and hard work. I have a ton of uni work to do, and working hard towards finishing my final year of uni is in full swing.
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I was practically brought up on Star Wars and so the recent release of the newest one has me pumped for what is to come.
3. Polka dots. I just have something for this pattern at the moment.
4. Outdoor adventures. All the hard work and studying has made me crave being outdoors and exploring.
5. Getting cosy with tea. With the winter months coming up, I'm all too ready to snuggle up and get comfy.
6. Sweater weather. Once again winter is headed my way and I can't wait to pull out all my knitted sweaters and wear them 24/7.

xx Kat

Sometimes I wish life would just slow down.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Welcome to one of possibly many late night ramble posts from me this month. This going to be a stream of consciousness type of thing.

Right now I haven't had anytime today to plan a post, what with being sick and the mountain of uni work that constantly sits in the corner, nagging at me that it needs to be finished.

So this is what leads me to today ramble. How I wish that time would slow down.

I almost feel like there isn't enough hours in the day for me to finish all of the work that I have planned for the day. Like the list magically grows, without me adding anything to it. I feel like time just flies by, and then I realise that I have only put a tiny dent in any to-do list.

If time could slow down I would be able to enjoy the small moments and appreciate the little things. I would be able to finish any work I have to a satisfactory level and not have to stress out about running out of time.

If time could slow down I would be able to get over this flu, without making it worse by not resting and constantly being on the go.

I currently have no time to rest, and yet procrastination is my best form of avoiding any work I have to complete. Like time and my mind are battling for my sanity and the part of me that doesn't want to do any work at all is winning. Slowly.

Life is just a series of moments, and those moments slip away faster that you sometimes wish.

So that was just one late night ramble thought that has been on my mind lately.

Whilst blogging is currently a form of procrastination, it's not one I'm mad about.

xx Kat