I’m Home.

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I have missed blogging.  I don’t do it for the followers or the likes; (although I do love all the nice comments and likes I get from you guys so please don’t stop!) I do it for the relief and the relaxed feeling I get when I get everything off my chest.  It is a safe place for me even though billions of people in the world wide web have access to it.  I know some of my closest friends and my mum read it which I appreciate.  Sometimes it’s really hard to speak about things and so much easier to write them down as you are feeling them.

I always thought I would eventually just post about one thing and recreate my blog as a single topic, whether that be photography, sports, fitness or whatever I liked.  However, with the last 12 months being so hectic and me being so absent, it has sat here neglected, with no new life.  I still don’t have a single topic and I am not sure I ever will. I do like just posting random things that are going on in my life but I also like the idea of having a single topic to talk about. In saying that, any blogging is good blogging.

As I have said previously, last  year, 2015, was absolutely hectic.  I was studying an Event Management Diploma, working a full time job and trying to fit in some kind of social and fitness life.  Towards the end of the year, I stopped going out, I stopped going to the gym and I even took 2 weeks (days here and there) off from work just to get my study done. It was hard.  Harder that I ever imagined it would be.  At the beginning, I was acing all my assignments and my quizzes with plenty of time to spare.  At the end, I was just submitting them in the middle of the night or finishing my quizzes at work because I ran out of time.  Luckily (or due to no sleep and lots of study) my average for marks stayed above 90% for my entire diploma. What’s that? A distinction or High Distinction? With everything that happened last year, I am proud to say that it one hell of an achievement.  It was my goal to be the best I could be and I certainly did myself proud, as well as my parents and all my friends and work colleagues that supported my through the year.

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My project ended by looking exactly how I wanted it to.  Everything was perfect.  I did not get to proof read it as well as I would have liked but there is nothing I can do about that now.  Hey, remember those jerseys I designed for my project that my teams where going to wear?  Well yeah, I ended up getting them printed up.  How amazing do they look?  I wore one of the to my major project pitch and I know it definitely helped my presentation.  My panel loved them and I felt so comfortable in them, being in my natural football environment.

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I am still awaiting my final results for my major project and my pitch.  They should arrive in the next week or two.  In an age where everything needs to be urgent and emails ping our inboxes quicker than ever before, my college is still posting out our official results by snail mail.  I cannot remember the last time that I received something in the mail that wasn’t a bill, a bank statement or junk mail.  I just wish they would hurry up.

I had my graduation on the 15th December 2015, so I know I passed. YAY! I got to make a speech to the entire audience on behalf of my class.  That was a little daunting but I did have one of my classmates with me so that made me feel a little less nervous.  I also had the honour of winning 2 awards.

Most Engaging Major Project Pitch – Industry Standard Pitch College Award – Demonstrating Leadership, Integrity and College Spirit

I had absolutely no idea I was going to receive these and I feel very humble that my fellow students and lecturers believed in me enough to award these to me.

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I’ve always said that I felt like I was missing out without a shiny piece of paper saying that I had achieved something post school era.  A lot of my friends and #boyfie have degrees and I’ve always felt a little left out.  Now that I have my own shiny piece of post school achievement, I feel like I belong in the world and that I have closed in the tiny hole that always sat inside me for not continuing with my study.

That means I am officially qualified to run any event.. or help out on it. I know that technically you don’t need a piece of paper to do that, but now studying and seeing this field of work, it definitely helps.  Every event I go to now, without knowing, I critique everything that is there.  The lighting, the sound, the food, all the way down to the decor and candles people have decided to use.  It is annoying but it’s also great that I can use my knowledge to help people or remember what looks good or bad for any event that I help out on.

People have been asking me what I am going to do now… Am I going to venture out into the events world and leave my day job or stay where I am and not use the knowledge I now have?  I’d like to say both.  I definitely want to stay in loop and work within the industry but I also know that I have a great job and I don’t want to loose that either.  I will be doing my best to juggle them both until I cannot do it any longer.  Sporting events is where I want to be and it always has been.  Whether I am just attending them or help running them, I will always love them.  The FIFA World Cup is my dream and I will get there, one way or another.  As a spectator or an official helper, I am not sure yet but it is my number one goal (apart from seeing Liverpool play at Anfield).  I will get there.  (Side note: If anyone knows how I can get into a gig like this, please email me or use the contact page!)

I’ve missed you guys and I’ve missed feeling like myself. Welcome back guys and welcome back normal life.  It is good to be back.

La Love,
C. xx

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Another New Year… New Plan

There are so many things that I have wanted to post about yet I haven’t posted a single one?

Why is that? I’ve been off work since 23rd December and it’s now 3rd January. 10 days should be plenty of time.

I’ve had Christmas and New Years in between then and a whole lot of other activities going on which have taken up some time. Now, I have to go back to work tomorrow for another year but I do not want to spend another year away from my blog, away from the gym and away from you guys.

What is the plan for the year? I’m not 100% sure. Last year I made some pretty big goals and I didn’t achieve any of them because I was studying. (I’ll will also try get around to updating everyone on that as well) This year I just want to be a stronger and fitter person, blog regularly and follow my new dreams of running events.

I’ve eaten way too much bad food in this break and my body is suffering. Time to fuel it with nutritious foods and exercise to get it back to normal. Today I plan on buying a new pantry full of clean foods, cooking up a storm and catching up on sleep so I’m ready for the work week and an early wake up time.

Catch up soon fellow bloggers. I’ve missed everyone.

La love,
C. xx

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Brighter Days

Today was a really successful day. I didn’t even do anything out of the ordinary.

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I started the morning with something just for me. Sunday morning bootcamp. I got absolutely pummeled.

Warm up
10 x 70 Metre sprints/runs (only approx. distance)

1.2km block run
Not too shabby after having stopped running outside for a long time. The wind is not your friend. I’m not sure how long I completed it in but it wasn’t a pretty time compared to what I’ve done before.

5 minute AMRAP (As many reps as possible)
10 squats,10 pushups,10 sit ups
I didn’t count. My feet pushups are still very average.

Exercise circuit (approx. 1 min each)
Sledge hammer onto a tractor tyre
Tractor tyre flip
Frog jumps
Dead lifts

7&7 R&R (Rounds and Reps)
Burpees
Jump squats
Quick gutter jumps  

Exercise circuit x2 (approx. 30 seconds each)
Sledge hammer onto a tractor tyre
Tractor tyre flip
Frog jumps
Dead lifts

1.2km block run. 
Again.

I had nothing left in the tank. It was all gone but it felt great.

Th rest of the morning and early afternoon was spent with me visiting my nanna’s house and doing some grocery shopping.

On and off since 3.30pm I’ve been studying and writing my 2nd brief. Fair to say that I got a lot done today and all I have left is a couple of maps (at work because my screen there is bigger) and a summary in why I chose AAMI Park as my venue. I should get that done and dusted tomorrow morning.

Pretty happy with myself on the achievements today, no matter how small.

Now to do it all over again tomorrow.

Enjoy the last hour of the weekend.

La love,
C.x

Study = Stress

Overwhelmed. Daunting. Scared.

These are all the feelings running through my body at this very moment. But why, you ask? Huge expectations and risk of failure. Not brought upon me by others, only by myself.

It’s Saturday night here. I wish I was cuddled up to #boyfie on the couch and watching a movie but I’m snuggled in his bed, bawling my eyes out. I understand life is hard and no one expects you to be perfect but I want to be perfect, especially when it comes to study.

After a disappointing VCE at high school and deferring then terminating my uni course, I’ve always felt under achieved compared to my friends.

I’ve been trying to work on my Major Project since this afternoon and all I’ve added to my brief is that the venue had a medical centre and a radiology centre. I am struggling to see the vision I once saw for my event. I haven’t dared to look at the 3rd brief we received on Wednesday. I can’t deal with that added stress right now.

I want my event concept and planning to be so perfect that I put on so much unnecessary stress on myself. I think I also underestimate myself too. I’ve always been like that.

I don’t how to make myself power through what I have left so I can start on brief 3. Just look at one question at a time and move on to another if that’s too hard? Maybe use the exam theory of question answering? Whatever the theory is, I need to work it out quick smart.

I honestly don’t know if there are any regulars that read my blog or if they are just one off randoms and either are welcome. I just blog for myself because it makes me feel better. It’s my own virtual dear diary. Especially for my down and stressed moments like this.

I’ve got bootcamp tomorrow with Jade and then I’ll be back to study, hopefully with a clearer mind. Maybe throwing some weights around will help the brain.

I’ve stopped crying but I’m still stressing. I think I will be until I finish this thing. With only 16 weeks left, I’m hoping the briefs get eaiser and/or I manage my stress levels better. Otherwise, I’ll be a train wreck.

I’m just going to lay here some more in the dark with some peace and quiet and try work out my next strategy.

La love,
C.x

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