Friday, 7 October 2016

Friday Lists & Fairy Bread

You know those days where you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and your morning just doesn't seem to go your way?  That was me this morning but I have been determined to get through it and have somewhat of a productive day!  My fam definitely got to see a grumpy morning Emma which they haven't seen in quite some time!

The last two days haven't been my best motivation wise but that's just how life goes really.  You're going to have good days and bad days, it's just how we tackle them!  Looking at everything from a different perspective, a different angle, can really help.

For me, last night I decided to write a list of things to do.  And I just wrote a heap of things down.  From doing a nose strip to a face mask, to making my bed and just things around the house and my room.  Clothes have been folded and put away, bed has been made, model materials have been packed up and put together and I now have a card table where I am now sitting and able to work at.  I have a gorgeous view outside, it's a beautiful day, my neighbours are riding their horses and oddly one of the most satisfying things is that I'm looking at a bed which has been made.  Sure it's not perfect and I won't win any awards for my pillow/cushion arranging but still, I'm happy!

I was watching Zoella's recent video, Winding Down & Mindful Minutes, and while I loved the entire video and found it interesting there was one thing she said that I thought, you know what?  I'm actually going to do this.  And that was the notion of a healthy home/room/space = a healthy mind.  Now I will be the first to admit that I'm not known for having a tidy bedroom.  Pretty sure my entire family would have quite a lot to say about this haha!  But this morning, after having a bit of a bleugh moment, I went and did a spot of tidying.  I put some music on from my Chill playlist on Spotify and with my nose strip on went about tidying.  I got to cross out a items on my list and it felt great!

And now the next thing on my list, is to tackle the items which relate to university and things which I have to do for my assignments.  I already have a check list of what I need for each assignment but there are a lot of smaller tasks which have to be completed before anything else happens!

I have just had the most nutritious lunch.  As a 23 year old I really do pride myself on my cooking abilities and for lunch today I made some fairy bread.  Really technical meal to make, requires a lot of time and effort and top chefs would struggle to perfect it.

Can you sense my sarcasm?  I really hope so hahahah!!  Yeah fairy bread isn't the most healthiest thing to have, but yeah some days it just does the trick and reminds me of childhood parties!  Fairy bread is an absolute must have at any party!

I also made a not so warm/not so cold coffee drink to have with me while I work.  Even though as I'm typing this I've nearly finished it!  But ah it was the thought that counts hahah

My next task I'm going to tackle is coming up with a couple of bathroom layouts for a site and then seeing which one works the best and then developing it up more, putting it into ArchiCAD then I'll be moving onto another task..  Probably something which needs to be done in the same site.  I am kind of putting off working through the National Construction Code but it's something that I'm not going to be able to avoid!

Ah the downside of interior architecture, having to get your head around standards, rules and regulations!  It's not all fun and games!!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)   Em xx

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Binge by Tyler Oakley

Tyler Oakley has been doing his amazing thing on YouTube for nine years.  I haven't been watching his videos right from the start, I was in grade 8 at high school and hadn't ever heard of YouTube! 

I've got a feeling I bought Binge on a Friday...  I'm now searching through my Instagram to find a photo I posted!  Think I'd received a final grade for my furniture unit at university and I did quite well so had celebrated with a smoothie from Earthy Eats and also finally decided to pick up a copy of Binge.  I'd been putting it off for ages, I have no idea why but I am still so glad to this day that I bought this.

I remember sitting down with my smoothie and just started reading and honestly lost track of time.  And when I finally looked up and saw how much I had read, I was shocked but also so incredibly pleased!  I love when I have a book, doesn't matter what type, and when you just get lost in it!  Only problem with this is I always have everyone telling me to pace myself when I read, because I finish them in a few days!

I'm usually pretty good at controlling my emotions but I had trouble trying to stifle my laughter oh so many times while reading Binge!  Did scare a guy when I let out this little snort of laughter...  He wanted to know what I found so amusing in the book but all I said was that he'd have to read it himself because I wouldn't have been able to explain it and do it justice!  Also would have struggled to get through explaining it without having a serious case of the giggles...!

When I read Binge, and I don't know if this is weird or not but in my head, it's Tyler's voice not mine?  Is that weird?  Does it make sense?  I don't know, I've just gotten so used to watching his videos, that when I was making my way through Binge, Tyler was reading it to me.  I could probably get the Audible version of the book and then I would actually have Tyler reading the book hahaha!

Like A Work In Progress, this is a book written by an online content creator that I would without a doubt recommend to friends, family, random person and the bookshop, anyone!  Whether you are a fan of his or not, it is a very good read!  His personality shines through like you cannot imagine and it was an absolute joy to read!!!

I'm not going to spoil what happens within the book just in case you haven't read it yet but some of my favourite chapters were Matthew, Unnecessary Holiday Traditions, A Love Lesson, One Direction, What Michelle Obama Smells Like, honestly I could list the entire book.  I really could.  The emotions I had going through Binge, was sometimes like an emotional roller coaster.  The honesty in Binge, truly incredible!

So if you haven't already read Binge, this is your moment.  Go get it!  You won't regret it, promise.

And on the off chance that you're reading this Tyler, hello!  Also thank you, a massive thank you for Binge.  And your YouTube and generally yourself.  You're a cool human! 

Until next time, keep smiling :)   Em xx

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Monday, 3 October 2016

September Instagram Diary & Roundup

Ok so October.  That's a thing now...  Where has the time gone this year??!

I feel like suddenly 2016 has turned up a notch and it's only a few short months away from it being 2017 and I'm not sure if I want to think about that!  With time going so quickly, this also means I have less than a month to get two massive assignments finished......

I can't really say that anything interesting has happened in my life.  University again takes up all my time and you'd expect it to be like this with it being my final semester.  When our tutors talk to us about our graduating assignments, they speak about how it needs to be professional.  When we present, we'll be in front of a panel trying to sell our design essentially and we need to be professional about it.  Good chance next year is that a lot of us will hopefully be offered jobs in firms and we'll be right in there, rubbing shoulders with professional designers.  It definitely puts pressure on everything.  Because it isn't just Assessment Task 3 anymore, it's a whole lot bigger now!

That's scary!  Haha it's so odd, a little terrifying but exciting when I think what I may be doing next year..

I still don't know what exactly I'll be doing in 2017.  I don't even know why I'm talking about 2017 when I haven't even gotten through 2016!!  I really don't see myself going back to university and doing Honors.  I'm keeping it as an option but it's not really that high on my list of what I could be doing.  If I get offered a job in a firm or somewhere in the design field, 90% I'll take it.  I'd love to actually take a year off and just work in retail or something.  Earn some money, create my portfolio and then at the end of the year start looking for a job in the industry.

If money wasn't an issue, I'd be on a plane.  I wouldn't mind going to Adelaide for a bit once I've graduated.  Nearly been two years since I've seen my best friend Alannah, and I miss her lovely face!

Also going to be really honest, I got sidetracked reading an article on Prince George.  I'm sorry he is just too cute!

Also also!  Was the AFL Grand Final on Saturday (1st October) and MY TEAM WON!!!  UP THE DOGGIES!!!!  Oh my goodness, you have no idea how happy I was!  The last time Western Bulldogs won the Grand Final was 62 years ago, 62 YEARS!  I am so proud!  I was trying to study but I also wanted to know what was happening, so would be looking at twitter and towards the end of the game I went out to mum and said "maybe in five minutes I'm going to ask if we can watch the football" and mum and dad were like have they won????  Ended up watching the end of the game with the fambalam and there were tears, not going to lie!  I'm not the biggest football fan but that sound when the siren went off and then the sound of the crowd, one of the greatest sounds!  #bemorebulldog !!!!! *dog emoji*

I had something I wanted to say here but do you think I can remember what I wanted to write...?  I love Instagram, I don't take it as seriously as others.  My theme, do I even have a theme?  I know I use the same filter for my photos but at the end of the day if I want to post a photo and it doesn't match the other photos I'm still going to post it.  Instagram is a visual diary and @emmadaisy___ is my little visual diary and I love it! 

~ S P R I N G ~ Wishing for a longer mid-semester break ~All of the emotions here ~ Looking forward to warmer days ~ Rainy Sunday ~
~ Light reading for inspiration ~ Fresh air and sunshine ~ Coffee and ArchiCAD story settings ~ Bedroom love ~ Werk werk werk werk werk ~ 

Again, a bit of a quiet month on emmadaisy...

Until next time, keep smiling :)   Em xx

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