What if.

What if.

I ran
I wrote
I spoke
I acted
I edged
closer

I saw
and heard
tasted
and felt

let go
held on

loved
forgotten

intention
and action
aligned
for meaning


if              if               if              if              if
Who?      What?      Where?      Why?      When?

I              live           here           for            now

Queen Victoria Swag.

Markets are great. If you manage to get to them on time. For me, the perfect time to go to the markets is when they're closing so you can get lots of good deals for super duper cheap. And there's less people there. I went to the Queen Vic Market today and it wasn't so fabulous (I only bought pumpkins, tomatoes and bananas) however I managed to scrounge around my kitchen and make something that I'd like to eat. My friends like to make fun of me because I manage to find foods appetising even when their flavour can only be described as: 'dirt', 'of the earth', 'very green' and 'really?'. However the 'recipe' that I posted on YouTube (minus measurements) is tasty! I don't use a lot of salt or oil in my cooking mainly because I've overused both key items so much in previous dishes that I can no longer be trusted with them. That being said #chipsarelife.

Bubble and stew ingredients (changes over time)
- onion
- garlic
- black limes
- turmeric
- seasoning
- chilli flakes
- lentils
- potatoes
- carrots
- water
- bay leaves
- red cabbage
- rainbow chard





 I hope you enjoyed this recipe and video! Let me know if you want to see more like this :)

Queen Victoria Swag.

Markets are great. If you manage to get to them on time. For me, the perfect time to go to the markets is when they're closing so you can get lots of good deals for super duper cheap. And there's less people there. I went to the Queen Vic Market today and it wasn't so fabulous (I only bought pumpkins, tomatoes and bananas) however I managed to scrounge around my kitchen and make something that I'd like to eat. My friends like to make fun of me because I manage to find foods appetising even when their flavour can only be described as: 'dirt', 'of the earth', 'very green' and 'really?'. However the 'recipe' that I posted on YouTube (minus measurements) is tasty! I don't use a lot of salt or oil in my cooking mainly because I've overused both key items so much in previous dishes that I can no longer be trusted with them. That being said #chipsarelife.

Bubble and stew ingredients (changes over time)
- onion
- garlic
- black limes
- turmeric
- seasoning
- chilli flakes
- lentils
- potatoes
- carrots
- water
- bay leaves
- red cabbage
- rainbow chard



I hope you enjoyed this recipe and video! Let me know if you want to see more like this :)

Kate Hudson's butt.

Yup. I click on ‘trashy’ mag stories. Mainly because I like the clothes and on the odd occasion I read the ‘article'. I came across a piece on Kate Hudson posting a nude of herself on Instagram today and I’ve got to say I was shocked. Not because she was naked, more power to her, but because of the write up. I am surprised that any publication would encourage this type of language - derogatory and judgemental - for something as non-issue as a nude picture. 

The write up and Kate's pics were published on nine.com.au. I've pasted it below, prepare to cringe. 


Her recent roles in Mother's Day and Kung Fu Panda 3 were never going to win awards, so what's a former Oscar nominee to do when the roles dry up? Go back to acting school? Take an extended break? Do some humanitarian work? 

If you're Kate Hudson, the answer is simple: get naked on Instagram!

Although she's still A-list in our eyes, Kate is going down a very Z-list path with her nudie-loving ways – in fact, she’s within clawing distance of Kim Kardashian’s belfie crown.

Just in case we’d forgotten about that infamous bath shot from a few months back, Kate reminded us just how peachy her derrière is with another candid (translation: totally posed) booty shot.

#prettyhappy the 37-year-old hashtagged the naughty pic. And while there’s no denying she looks great, we reckon if Kate put just half as much effort into acting as she did into Instagram, she’d be in with a shot at winning a gold statuette.

Take a look at Kate’s attempts at breaking the internet…

Author: Nadia Elshawarby Images: Kate Hudson


Ah. I get it. Nine and Nadia just wanted traffic. I get that its all about the clicks but don’t be so shit about it. Here’s my re-write just because we don’t need this kind shit out there.


As an accomplished woman, and former Oscar nominee, Kate Hudson has been having more fun with some of here recent roles like Kung Fu Panda 3 and Mother’s Day. 

Running many side projects, such as co-founding the Fabletics athletic wear line, Kate is a strong advocate for physical health which creates stronger mental health. We can see that she practices what she preaches with her most recent Instagram post: a nudie. 

Kate is a woman who is comfortable within her own skin and, from this pic, is clearly comfortable with a broader audience seeing her naked body.  Seeing someone in Kate’s position - a known face, an accomplished actor and businesswoman - showing off a side of herself that might make some feel vulnerable (such as myself) is nobody’s business but hers. Kate is the author and keeper of her own body, as any person is, and if she chooses to share that with anyone, publicly or privately, that is wholly her choice and prerogative. 

If a woman is able to present her genuine self, regardless of what that looks likes, then she deserves our support and love. You do you Kate. No woman, or person, is any lesser for posting naked pictures of themselves.


Let me know what you think of the original article and my write up. Also watch my vlog!

YouTube

I've been posting videos to YouTube recently! Its been fun to work on but will inevitably reach the same road blocks as most of my creative ideas I'm sure. Simply that I wont keep it up. My list of ambitions continues to grow, which isn't necessarily bad just that it becomes difficult to manage/keep on top of/complete.

My list:
- finish writing film script
- short story
- Animal Activist Forum volunteering
- coding
- work (the daily)
- dancing
- YouTube
- singing (?)
- potential home investment
- potential Masters

Writing it out doesn't make it seem so incredibly impossible. Oh! Also I want to write regular morning pages and read! Adding those!

- morning pages
- reading

And I do this with the consideration of where I want to be in the next year. I also want to have a big travel stint in South America at some stage next year. But that will all depend on how things go here. And! I've signed up for a massive 160km bike ride in December! This year! So I have to train for that!

- cycling training

The list doesn't end for me. There are so many things to do and get done. I struggle with focus and consistency, as you can see my last post was over  month ago. Perhaps I'm slowing moving towards where I want to be. Generally each day feels better than I expected it could. So that should say something.

I'm re-centering on minimalism at the moment. I identify with minimalism mainly because its simple, makes my space easier to clean and eliminates unnecessary anxiety. Anxiety relating to needing/wanting more.

So here's to keeping it simple. Whatever that means to you.

Medium unicorn fun.

Wrote for Medium as part of our 'Not a Unicorn' project. And so it begins.

What I didn’t know I didn’t know about becoming a unicorn


Becoming a unicorn is a false ambition. What’s a unicorn? Part designer, part developer and all round sought after near mythical creature.


Sure it sounds magical but like everything being a unicorn is not what you should be aiming to attain. This is because being good, better yet great, at one thing is as valuable (or more so) than being a unicorn. So rather than try and juggle being ok at two things, focus initially on being great at one. First lesson.


Second lesson, know your history. Looking into the history of design or development provides context for what you’re doing and why it’s been done that way before. This way you won’t repeat the mistakes of those before you and you can quickly work across the system to create something magical.


Thirdly is the need to take care of yourself. If you do care about your work, you will take care of yourself. When trying to be a unicorn or a dev or a designer, you will need to be healthy. It is all too easy to lose a day’s work because you’re tired and forgot to save the code. So, go to bed before midnight. Sleep 8 hours. Eat well. Have a hobby that isn’t developing or design. See your friends. Be patient.

Fuck kinda. I am crazy.


The end comes for us all. It's how we live that counts.