Goodbye June, hello July! After my Queensland adventures in May (coming to a blog post shortly), June was positively uneventful. And cold. Like my hands are freezing right now as I type, but I shall persevere. Here is a glimpse at my life lately, plus a little bit of a BIG announcement.
Where my parents call home
June has been all about saving for future adventures! But I also had a little fun, starting with farewell drinks for my now ex-boss, Steve. Work isn’t the same without him. We checked out Captain Melville, who do epic pints of cider.
I also visited Fitzroy for a Sunday morning brunch and doughnut date. We tried Industry Beans for brunch, which is a popular place. The way they’ve utilised their warehouse as a dining space is very effective. And cool. We then had to try Doughnut Time for the first time. Although their doughnuts aren’t cheap, they were nonetheless delicious. Mine even had cookie dough pieces on top.
I finally got back to Queen Victoria Markets too, one of my favourite places in Melbourne. If you’re a tourist, it is worth a visit for the cheap food. For locals, it is worth a visit for the cheap produce. Make sure you at least get one $1 churros.
I haven’t been blogging as much lately, but this is changing as I have had a very productive few days of writing. Here is what I wrote in May and June:
♥ Big Magic: The lessons I learned from Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book about living a creative life.
♥ The Great Ocean Road: Some photos from my trip down the iconic Great Ocean Road late last year.
♥ Canadian Working Holiday: 10 reasons working abroad will be the best thing you ever did.
♥ Sydney: 8 fun things to do in the New South Wales capital.
♥ Good Food & Wine Show: A glimpse inside Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine show and all the goodness.
Melbourne’s Block Arcade is so pretty
I have a book post coming up soon, as I have been reading A LOT lately. This is what happens in winter. But here is a glimpse at some of my favourite posts from around the internet:
♦ This summer reading list from Helene in Between. Speaking of books… I added a few to my wishlist.
♦ I am excited to learn a little bit more about the expat life in China from Justine at Travel Lush. Here is one of her first posts about life in Beijing.
♦ I shared this post from Coffee with a Slice of Life on my Facebook page, and my mum said it sounded like I had written it. Obviously I agree 110% with what Sarah said.
♦ I’ve also heard a lot about the Broadway hit, Hamilton. So reading Kate’s post about how great it really is was very interesting.
Winter sunsets in Docklands
June’s freelance tip? Make a Twitter list of all of the remote/freelance/writing websites you follow, and do a daily scroll to see what opportunities await. I’ve applied for quite a few jobs this month using this technique and going Twitter crazy. My favourite American hostel was also featured in this post on Grabr.
I also updated my portfolio/website. Check it out here and let me know what you think! If you are a fellow freelance writer and are looking for more writing opportunities, check out SparkWrite. Basically it is about connecting us with clients without the middle man.
Quirky Fitzroy where baby dolls on buildings are the norm
Some of my closest friends and family have been let in on the secret. But remember this post? Well I moved up my timeline a little, and I have applied for my second Canadian working holiday visa, in the hopes of returning later this year. I just felt like I was at a little bit of a life crossroads, and I decided to stop waiting and to just GO. Life is too short to wait. I want to live life and I want to live it in Canada. I will keep you updated on the process!
July sees me staying in Melbourne, finishing some very important paperwork, and moving out of my apartment. Busy but exciting! I am also linking up this month with Kristen and Gretch with What’s New With You.