Category: Lifestyle

50 Things to be Grateful for

Earlier this year when I was in a total slump I bit the bullet and made an appointment with a counsellor. While there I received a metaphorical slap in the face. My counsellor told me that I should try adopting “an attitude of gratitude”… Continue Reading “50 Things to be Grateful for”

An Attitude of Gratitude + 50 Things I am Grateful for

The Peak of Mt Gillen from the summit of the mountain.

Earlier this year when I was in a total slump I bit the bullet and made an appointment with a counsellor. While there I received a metaphorical slap in the face. My counsellor told me that I should try adopting “an attitude of gratitude”… Continue Reading “An Attitude of Gratitude + 50 Things I am Grateful for”

Bucket List: Wine Tasting at McLaren Vale

Wine Tasting in McLaren Vale Blog cover

Going on a wine tour has been an item on my bucket list for a very long time, so when I found myself heading to Adelaide during a time that corresponded with my birthday you can bet I jumped at the opportunity to celebrate with a big bucket list check in McLaren Vale, Adelaide.

Bucket List: Play an Escape Room + Tips and Tricks for Your First Escape Room

The Escape Hunt image cover the The Deadly Discovery game

Escape rooms have in recent years become all the rage, and for obvious reasons. Not only is it a great social activity, it’s like playing a 3D board game. My friends and I recently decided to give it a go as part of my 2020 birthday celebrations and we had a ball.

Dear Future Self

What better time to write a letter to your future self than when you are at a crossroad? I’ve wanted to check this off my bucket list for so long but it never seemed to be the right time to do it. Now it does.

Bucket List: Make Origami + tips and tricks

Bucket List: Make Origami, www.chasing-emma.com

This is probably one of my more unusual bucket list items, but I personally find origami to be a rather amazing and beautiful art, especially if it is done with beautiful paper. As a teacher I’d thought creating origami was going to be a great and easy activity to assign my students one chaotic Friday afternoon, but boy was I wrong. Origami is deceptively difficult.

Bucket List: Get a Fish Pedicure

I never thought I’d get a fish pedicure. I’m way too ticklish. But that’s exactly the bucket list experience I found myself having in Bali.

How to Entertain Yourself During an Airport Layover

The view of a blue sky with white clouds out of an airplane window with the words 'How to entertain yourself during an airport layover.'

Have you ever been stuck at an airport for an uncomfortably long layover? I have and I can tell you that it royally sucks. So what should you do next time you find yourself in this situation?

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

e’ve all see the pictures of the Szechenyi Baths. You know, the ones of the glorious, bright yellow buildings surrounding the crystal blue outdoor baths. No lie, when I found out that these baths were located in Budapest I was beyond excited since they just look so amazing. Throughout the 36 hour travel to get to Budapest I continually fantasized about visiting these baths, submerging myself in the lukewarm waters and relaxing the day away. What wasn’t included in my fantasy was the murky water of the indoor baths, the hundreds of people who had the same idea as me and the hair. The goddamned hair.

Bucket List: Star Gazing

A large domed tent lit up from the inside with circles cut into the panels enabling those inside to view the outside sky.

What do you do when your camping weekend falls a part? You check one of your bucket list items off and go star gazing.