Sweater Weather Tag

1. Favorite candle scent? I am usually a huge fan of floral scents, but in the past few months I have really been craving woody, spiced candles. As you would probably expect for a winter tag!   2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Coffee. Always coffee.   3. What’s the best fall memory you have?… Continue reading Sweater Weather Tag

Thankfulness Thursday!

This past week has been pretty tough for me - between saying goodbye to my boyfriend and some very challenging mental health moments, it's been hard to feel positive or optimistic about my life. Nevertheless, I have found three things each day that I can be thankful for, and here are the highlights for you.… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!

Saying Goodbye

There are a lot of things that go hand in hand with army life. Long working hours. Having loads of khaki items lying about the house. Spending time away from home. For people in a relationship, i.e. me and my boyfriend, this means lots of saying goodbye. Lots of airports. Lots of suitcases in car… Continue reading Saying Goodbye

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