Last Sunday, 30 September 2018, I celebrated my sixth Active Nation Day.
What is Active Nation Day?
Active Nation Day is a day created by Lorna Jane to get the Nation (and the world) moving. To spread awareness about how important it is to move and to encourage everyone and anyone to move their body and fall in love with how exercise makes them feel all over again.
Hello beautiful soul and welcome to SPARKLE on darling’s sparkling new space!
This is my first blog post published on the new website and I couldn’t be more excited or proud of what I have created in under a week (whilst on holidays - nailed it). I am absolutely bursting to share it all with you, my sparkling reader.
In 4 days I'm turning 28 (or as my mum reminds me regularly - nearly 30). I must admit that I had big dreams, plans and goals for my 27th year around the sun, and let's just say that some went to plan, and some haven't.
The sun has begun to rise earlier, and stay up longer. That can only mean one thing, Spring is here (in Australia anyway for my Aussie sparkling readers). I don't know about you, but Spring is my favourite month of the year.
On Wednesday, 29 August 2018, I attended one of Real Women Co's Women in Business workshops, which was Copywriting for Business. I had recently attended another (read it here 'Digital Marketing Workshop Presented by Real Women Co') and absolutely loved it, I was totally in my element at that event, so as soon as one of their Women in Business series workshops tickled my blogging fancy I was all over that early bird Real Women Co member ticket.
When reading the title of this blog post you may have been wondering what it is that I intend on accomplishing, well it may not be the first thing that came to your mind as something one might want to accomplish in a year.
If you aren't a regular reader of mine, basically this year I have been taking a more light hearted approach to my fitness, I've been purely focussing on what I enjoy and what feels good to me at the time, less the pressure of trying to do it all and do it perfectly (read it here - 'Restarting My Fitness Journey (Again)' + here 'Why I Love Having a Personal Trainer').
This blog post was inspired by someone I look up to online after recently reading their fun fact list, so here I am getting a little more personal here in this online space too and letting you in on who I am behind the screen, my past, present and future self in a curated list of slightly in depth facts just because, it's fun.
For some self care may be an early morning walk and a green smoothie, to some it may be heading to the beach to bask in the sun, now don't get me wrong I love doing those kinds of things too, there's a lot of things I like to do for self care (and self love), but pampering and spoiling myself are at the top of my list.
If you are new to my blog, hello beautiful soul, I'm so glad that you are here! For those sparkling new readers of mine recently I celebrated the blogging milestone of 1 whole year of blogging (read it here 'My First Blogiversary + How I Celebrated') by doing some of my favourite things, and then reflected on my first year (read it here - 'My First Year of Blogging + What I've Learnt'), but for me I wasn't going to let this achievement pass me by without spoiling myself, so as my first Blogiversary gift to myself I bought myself a new camera and a new tripod to inspire and motivate me to continue my blogging journey with even more SPARKLE.