Spending Six Weeks Solo

Today I got up at four a.m. and drove my boyfriend to the army base. I was in a very grumpy mood, not only because I was up before any sane person should be, but because I was leaving him there so he could go on an exercise for six weeks. That's army life for… Continue reading Spending Six Weeks Solo

Mental Health Mondays: Mental Health is Hard

Specifically, mental illness is hard. Like, really hard. Why's that, I hear you ask. Because you're sick. But you're sick without any of the sick people benefits. No one is cooking me soup, I don't get any days off work, and worst of all, there's no one looking after me. If you have the flu… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Mental Health is Hard

What I’m Doing This Weekend

Weekends always feel like they fly by so fast for me, and I know that this weekend in particular will feel just like that. Weekends are the time when I can focus on self care and catching up on things around the house that didn't get done during the week. I have a firm rule… Continue reading What I’m Doing This Weekend

Where Have All the Army Wives Gone?

One of the biggest stereotypes about army life - or just military life in general - is the army wife culture. We've all heard the stories about catty fights in facebook groups and spouses who overstep the mark. There's this whole big idea about how any army town is awash with army wive and that… Continue reading Where Have All the Army Wives Gone?

Thankfulness Thursday!

This week has been up and down for me. In the past few days I've taken some time out to focus on my mental health and to practice self care, and I'm so glad. It's so amazing how just having some quiet time can make me feel so much better. This was definitely reflected in… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!

My 5 Favourite Youtubers

kathleenlights Kathleen Lights got me through the move to Darwin. I used to spend hours lying in the air conditioning watching her videos. Her channel is all about beauty and makeup, but the biggest selling point is her personality. Watching an endless stream of her videos made me want to try new make up looks,… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Youtubers

Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest

On the weekend my boyfriend and I were watching American Gods (which is an alright tv show, by the way). There was a character on there who was upset a lot, not showing any emotion, feeling that everything was just a bit pointless. My boyfriend kept saying how annoying and unfair to other people she… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest

The Power of Positive Thinking in My Relationship

Having a partner in the army is hard. Having a partner who never talks about their feelings is hard. Having a partner with a Scorpio moon sign is hard. From the amount of complaining I do here on the blog (and in real life too) it can be easy to assume that we are a… Continue reading The Power of Positive Thinking in My Relationship

Thankfulness Thursday!

I don't really have much to update you all on this week, so I'm just going to jump straight in to the highlights from my gratitude journal this past week! Coles is selling chocolate chai almonds again   saw a fire twirler perform at the beach market   went to the waterfalls with my boyfriend… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!

My Boyfriend Bought a Bonsai

I love plants so much. They are my favourite thing to go shopping for, and the first thing I like to buy when I'm feeling down. At the moment my house is full of plants. I am lucky to have lots of natural light where I'm living at the moment, so every room has greenery… Continue reading My Boyfriend Bought a Bonsai