Life…In the words of my 19-year-old self

I found this on my Tumblr…apparently I was pretty keen on giving inspirational speeches back in the day.

LIFE is yours to do with what you want.  It is a journey filled with so many WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES and often many hard times, perhaps some that we would rather not experience.  But in the end, it is all of these things that make us WHO WE ARE and provide us with a realistic perspective when we take things for granted in our lives.  You get to LIVE THIS LIFE once, so give it all you’ve got and appreciate the smaller things.  Live the life that YOU love and love the life that YOU live. It is only you who can MAKE YOUR LIFE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE.

I know that these are things we have all heard before, but sometimes when we get caught up and stressed in our day to day lives it’s nice to be reminded of the amazing potential that every single person in the world is born with.  Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope that your week finishes on an awesome high even if it has been a tough one to get through for whatever reason.  Don’t forget to smile. ❤

~LG

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Photo taken in December 2013

Internships – The Industry Experience We’re Fighting For

I am now entering the third year of my four year degree. I know its time to start getting industry experience and I’m really excited about this, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous.  It’s hard to know what to expect… How much will they expect me to know?  Am I qualified enough to even be an intern?  I know these may seem like silly concerns but I’m wanting to make a good impression.  What was your first intern experience like?  I would love to hear from you!

~LG

Exploring

I took my new wheels out for the first time today. I have the triathlon in just over two weeks so I really need to get my butt into gear when it comes to the training.

Look at this gorgeous water hole I stumbled upon on my ride!  This lovely little mosquito haven is just a km or so away from Toombul shopping centre…who would have thought somewhere so serene could be hidden so close to the heart of Brissy.

Note to self: I definitely want to give that swing a go one day.

~LG

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Wisdom imparted by Calvin Coolidge

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than successful people with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

-Calvin Coolidge

Work it!

Today was my first day back at the gym…I died a bit! It’s crazy how quickly you lose fitness and forget how wonderful you feel afterwards!

I would love to get my exercise done in the morning but getting up at 4:45am (before my 7am start at work) sounds like a MASSIVE headache in the making!!! I’m sure I’ll get there one day…maybe it will get easier with age!?

Happy training all and try not to be disheartened if you’ve gone backwards a little bit! Making the effort with your health should be a lifestyle not a fad and it sure is a great adventure!

~LG

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