Catch Up!

Wow, it surely has been awhile. Firstly I would just like to apologise for my lack of posting as it has been about two months now since I have put anything up. A lot has happened in this time and my life seems to be constantly changing with every step that I take.

So in early December I moved back north and am now living back with my parents. To tell you the truth, this is great and for many different reasons. First of all, I don’t have to pay rent just help clean and cook every now and then. It is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. I also have to comfort of having both my parents here to support me with the decisions that I make, no matter what they are they will be right there with me to support me. This is incredibly important to me, especially as this year will continue with uni, but I will get to that later. Another great thing about being home is that I get to be with my wonderful boyfriend and can see him basically everyday. The only real downside is the heat and the fact that I miss everyone from down south so much already.

Then came Christmas. This year was a small one as half of the family couldn’t make it home. This was really nice as there were no arguments and everyone just had a nice and relaxing day in and around the pool. It was just lovely to be able to spend some time with the people that you care about the most in your life. Not only this but for the first time I contributed to the lunch by making a wonderful salad. It is a watermelon and feta salad and is absolutely delicious. Now I know what you are thinking, that watermelon and feta couldn’t possibly go together, but just trust me…it does! So much so that I have made it twice since and so has my sister. I will put up a link to the recipe and the bottom if you want to give it try.

New Years Eve was just around the corner and was a lot of fun. I got to go out to dinner with my boyfriend and his family and then after head off to a party with old school friends. The good thing about this was that I hadn’t seen most of them since my birthday last year.

Now January has been quite a big month for me. To kick it off I headed back down south to see friends and family, and then once my boyfriend got back from overseas we headed off to go to the Big Day Out. Now this was absolutely fantastic. The bands were amazing, including Arcade Fire (the best of the night I think), Portugal the Man, Tame Impala and a small local band Double Lined Minority as well as so many more. Every performance was a whole new experience and I was so glad to be able to spend it with the person who means so much to me. Not only did we have the day of the festival together, but a few days just relaxing at a holiday apartment. It was really nice and I really appreciate the fact that I can spend so much time with him without getting sick of seeing his face.

But now I am back home, and this is really where things are starting to change. University. More specifically, chemistry. Chemistry. The thought of it made me cringe only weeks ago. However, now that I have started I don’t think it is that bad. Study has been my number one priority and I feel like it is paying off. This is the start of my new career basically, without this chemistry class I can’t do what I want to do and I think I have finally figured it all out. For all those who don’t know what I am studying I am doing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology. I would really love to work in Africa with the wildlife there, to help with conservation work to help stop the poaching of the amazing wildlife with numbers that are radically decreasing. I don’t want to move over there, but to get into a position where I can work and live in Australia and do projects which allow me to travel to these areas. I want to make a difference in whatever way that I can and hopefully with a lot of hard work I will get there.

I think that is everything that has been happening so that might be it from me for now. I am going to try to be more dedicated to this as and post as frequently as possible. Thank you to everyone who has been reading my little blog here and that support me with everything that I do. See you next post. Xx

http://woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/FreshFoodIdeas/Recipes/Recipes-Content/prawnwatermelonandwatercresssalad