Take that Erasmus Exchange: What You’ll Learn

If you’re at university and are contemplating a study abroad trip then my advice is to just go! Six years ago I embarked on an Erasmus exchange program to The Netherlands and I can honestly say that I’ve never been the same since. Sure, there were a few moments (both before and during my trip) […]

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Why I’ll continue to travel

We travel the world and spend most of our days in the quiet comforts of our own company, exploring the unknown. We wander around cities and learn more about the local people and their problems than any news broadcast could ever show. For some of us, travelling solo and not knowing what the future holds […]

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Thirty Before You’re Thirty

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the last year, it’s that life is what you make of it. In the end, it’s you who is left with your thoughts, your conscious and your heart. You are who you are – don’t try and change. And certainly don’t run after anybody who isn’t running after […]

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Ten Books for Every Twenty Something to Read

If you know anything about me, then you’ll know that I absolutely love books. Not e-books or the kind you read off your iPad although I have many of those too. I’m talking of the pure hand-to-paper kind of books, the ones in which the pages are musky and creak as you flip them over in […]

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Five Things That I Love and Hate about China

After spending over two years in China, I think I have developed a love-hate relationship with most things there. Some days I wake up and absolutely love the beauty of the place. Other days, I hate it with a passion. The things that drive me insane are the same reasons why I’ll probably miss it […]

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Six Things A Young Adventuress Thinks About Before Leaving Home

Traveling can be a pretty scary experience – whether it’s your first time abroad or your twentieth, venturing into the unknown always unleashes a myriad of emotions that can sometimes make you want to throw your suitcase back into storage, slip into a onesie and hide deep down under the covers with an endless supply […]

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The Twenty Something’s Rainy Day Guide: 10 Things To Do Indoors

The girls have been asking me for a while now to do a rainy day post filled with ideas of things to do when there’s endless rain falling outside. Gloomy days are some of my favorites because, the truth is, I don’t think I could ever be bored with my own company. More often than not, […]

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Six Habits of Highly Successful Women

Let’s face it, life is difficult. Heck, difficult doesn’t even begin to describe the everyday workings of a twenty something woman with dreams and ambitions. Dealing with the constant pressures of life, love and health can take its toll on any woman, let alone one who thinks she has a clear vision of what her […]

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Letter from the Founder: Life of Shal

It’s been a while since I have written a life post and that’s most likely because I have been so busy living! Truth be told, it’s also because life in China was pretty busy. Since I began my contract with The Walt Disney Company in 2015, I have had very little time for myself and I […]

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A Cup of Life

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” There is a remarkable truth behind this saying and I bet many women reading this post right now can relate. Whether it’s sitting in a little snow covered café half way […]

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