Life update!

It’s been a while..

I can’t believe it’s been this long since I’ve written, but looking over the last few months it’s easy to see where I couldn’t find the time (or mindset). From falling in love with an old friend, packing everything up to move to the other side of the world to chase my career (and be closer to Tom), to nearly losing him in a boating accident, moving back to Australia to support him through his rehabilitation to walk again, becoming pregnant, still travelling the world, starting my own organisation (Murals for Change) and now writing to you from our little love cabin in the hinterlands of Byron Bay - it’s been a whirlwind to say the least. It feels like this is the first time in the journey that I’ve really had a chance to sit down and integrate these past few months and finally - to share the lessons it brought, with you.

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Toolbox of Positivity

No one just wakes up happy every day. Regardless of your natural state of being, personality traits, surroundings - we all need a little bit of help sometimes to let our inner light shine. Positivity is a muscle that you must dedicate time to grow. It brings sunlight to your world - even on the dark and stormy days. It can’t be stolen or lost. It’s always inside of you - and all you have to do to access it is remember to try

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Moni's Treasure Map of Byron Bay

I first moved to Byron Bay about two years ago. I’d spent the previous four years working full time in offices and studying at night and sort of getting caught up in all that city life stuff. It was fun and super fast paced which was good for me, but there was something about it that didn’t sit quite right. In my final year of studying Engineering (which is what I moved to Brisbane to do), Modelling work and love trailed bread crumbs down the highway until one day I just woke up and I was living in a caravan in Broken Head. That summer I gave myself a break - I surfed every day, let my hair grow out, trained my island feet back up again as I ran barefoot though every surface in bikinis and overalls and remembered what it was like to live simply. 

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Conscious consumerism..

I think as human beings, we all want to do the right thing - especially when it comes to something as simple as choosing what we put on our bodies. Somewhere in there, the ‘right thing’ became a trending concept and the world became oversaturated with all the different ways that you can achieve this.. Which is great! But it does all tend to get a little confusing. So, even though I’m not the master and am definitely still learning every day.. I thought I would write down the core values I use when navigating through the ethical fashion world. Because let’s be honest in the green packaging, fancy labels and marketing, the ‘right thing’ can actually become a little hard to find. So, here are my top things I look for when purchasing (even when it’s not covered in green and screaming ORGANIC!).

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Tu me manques (you are missing from me)

We all had that friend in school. The friend who you did everything with. That you felt really understood you. You’d have sleepovers most weekends, competitions of who could fit the most chocolates in their mouth, play dress ups, put music on and dance around the room for hours, laugh until you cried about the silliest things and the only time boys would come up is if you were talking about how gross they were and how they’ll never be as important as you are to each other… If you’re lucky - you still have them. But if you’re like most of us, something happened. You drifted. Maybe you made new friends, someone moved away, started working in a new job, someone got in a relationship, someone changed - maybe you both did.. Because life does that kind of thing. Over, and over and over again. And for some reason, we let it. 

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A letter to myself..

If you’re reading this letter you’ve just reached home. But before you unpack your bags and settle back into the business of ‘normal life’, I want to take some time to write down a few things about our time together just to make sure we never forget.

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Your Own Wonderland

As a child we're encouraged to explore the inner depths of our mind - what makes us excited, curious, sad? There are no expectations, no rules.. By the time we are taught to read and write, societal conditioning has only just brushed its fingertips upon our minds to begin its moulding. But it hasn't taken over.. Not yet. We are allowed a brief moment (some more than others) to play, adventure. To question - what truly makes us happy?

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My Surgery Journey and Q&A with Naturopath Tia Miers

In February, 2018 it was the night before boarding my plane home from Japan when I was awoken by an incredible pain in my stomach. After having spent the last four days folded at the hips, convinced that I was just enduring ‘normal’ menstrual pain (something that I had become almost accustomed to as a way of life).. It finally became too much and we rushed to the hospital. It couldn’t have been an hour before I was visited at my bed - mid screams and howls - by a nurse who spoke broken English with a diagram of the female reproductive organs in front of me, pointing ‘we need to operate’. 

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Mural Painting at the General Store

Few things can express how indescribably happy it makes me to sit on the ground and paint my little heart out for hours on end.. Getting lost in the music, the way the colours dance together, the way my mind wonders off and opens up and suddenly my fingertips are just a portal for the depths of my mind to come to life.. Nothing matters. But at the same time, everything does. That's all art has ever meant to me, that's all it's ever meant to be.

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Self love

Some love enters your life by the tug of a hand, ready to test and challenge every part of your notion just to raise and grow you. Some love arrives on a grateful whisper, content with floating calmly downstream beside you. Others grip you firmly by the shoulders and shake you! While some follows you quietly, planting flowers in your footsteps.. Some love warmly breathes into your ear and completely fills you to a point where you feel you could explode.. And sometimes you do.

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