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    The Newsroom

    I have watched devastating bushfires, Kim Jong Un’s handshake with the leader of South Korea and a royal wedding all from my seat in a newsroom. It’s the front row seat to the world’s most riveting, heartbreaking and unbelievable stories. I’ve held back tears and laughed all while hunched over a computer glued to the news breaking before me. Working in a newsroom is something I always hoped that I’d do. I’ve always loved writing and using that ability to create stories.  Journalists that I’ve admired for years are now my colleagues and even friends. Nothing compares to the feeling you get after that journalist you admire follows you back…

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    My Reality Romance

    Many consider their attraction to reality TV to be a ‘guilty pleasure.’ My relationship with reality TV is never guilt-ridden but always a pleasure. It’s honestly brilliant. When I’m brain dead, tired and don’t want the hassle of keeping up with something as thought ridden as ‘Riverdale’, reality TV is my saviour. Blanket, junk food and my bad mood in tow, I clear my brain to watch catty bitch fights and problems normal people miss. Here are a few of my top shows: Housewives of everything: Give me a real housewife and I’ll be attentive. The glamorous, wine-soaked lifestyles these women lead contribute to a building complied with envy. There’s…

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    My Period Essentials

    Equipped with a license to kill attitude and a serious case of cramps. The visit from Aunt Flow is never welcomed. When I first got my period, my sister told me I only had Eve to blame. She picked the apple, ate it and doomed every female that came after her. All for an apple. Why couldn’t it have been a cupcake? I would have understood if the food she was tempted by was unhealthy at the very least. “To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule…

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    TL;DR

    “I watch the news in my spare time,” said no one ever. Armed with coffee, an amazing team and a camera the mission to make news interesting for a young audience was set. For the record I was armed with so much more, and very little patience. All was in the hopes of nabbing a distinction. Now I get to post this pretty awesome TV show on my blog, and you get the opportunity to watch. To long; didn’t read aims to condense big news stories, making it easier to digest. Laugh with me or at me. I do hope that either way I manage to put a smile on…

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    Silky smooth minus the razor rash

    It’s incredible how self torturous we are in the name of beauty. It’s all in the name of ‘no pain, no game.’ With new trends coming and going, it seems as if beauty equates to the amount of pain required in the treatment. If it just tickles, well you might need to look for something that stings. Something that requires needles or ripping hair from follicles.  My pain tolerance is quite low. I quake over blood tests. I need someone to hold my hand and discuss Zac Efron to be okay in those instances. I have had my eyebrows waxed, however placing the stuff on my leg scares me cold.…

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    My relationship with Gym

    Its an expectation that I go visit gym fairly frequently, despite how I feel about him. Gym is like a guy I can’t seem to fall in love with, but I know I need him in my life. I’ve dappled in affairs with dessert, but Gym has since forgiven me. We don’t really like to discuss it much because it stirs up ugly emotions. However, my relationship with Gym isn’t all bad. He likes me when I look my worst and forgives me when I don’t visit him for a few weeks, even months. When I visit a few times a week I feel fulfilled and energised, however if I…

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    Lazy Beauty

    As far as beauty goes, I’m pretty lazy. I mean I brush my teeth and shower daily, but that’s hygiene. I don’t think society tolerates laziness in that department and I accept that. I’ve found an ability to ignore any expectation as far as beauty goes. I wake up most mornings at 6am, but occasionally it can swing either way. This can mean I get a sleep in until 8am or have a 3:30am wake up call. This is what a career in the media means. I do put effort into my appearance, and never leave the house before looking in the mirror; I just tend not to worry about…

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    Why I could never make it as a Kardashian.

    There is no pleasure guiltier than the Kardashians. The lavish lifestyle the members of that family lead is a glimpse into how the other half live. The expensive family vacations and fashionable Christmas cards illustrate a lifestyle many envy. Kim the patriarch of the family leads the brand, followed by the others that my mother can only identify by the size of their butts or turmoil. Regardless of how many episodes I binge, I’ve come to the decision that if I were to apply I wouldn’t be called in for a Kardashian interview. This is despite how organic my resume would be. I might pass the hiring process for a…

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    Top Pet Peeves on the Wide Open Road

    There is nothing more blissful than a dog hanging its head from out of the car window. They’re truly living life off the leash. The wind flaps against their fur and their tongues dangle attempting to keep up with their excitement. A dog is seriously the only creature that can look at driving on a road with other drivers as a glass half full activity. Getting L plates plastered to the car is a similar feeling to that dog hanging out of the window. As time progresses driving seems to be more in sync with the attitude of a cat. The ‘don’t bother me and I’ll be nice’ attitude they…