laura • travel | life | love (@laurareflected) — A little bit of everything
📍 Brisbane, Australia
Work 👩🏼🏫 @lucentconnections
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📍 Brisbane, Australia
Work 👩🏼🏫 @lucentconnections
Why I chose to date online 👀 :
The weekend is here, yay! Last night I made the decision that I would be taking time off for the week of Christmas. I was going to try work on the non-holiday days because a) money and b) the hustle. But I've been feeling crazy unmotivated lately and I've been going a bit stir crazy so I think taking those 3 extra days off will be a good decision for me. I literally haven't stopped since getting back to Brisbane, haven't even taken any of the public holidays off so far, so yeah. I need a break I think. So one more week and I can chill for a bit and then I'm keen to get started again in 2019 and chase down those clients y'all (hmu). I've actually been really chipper and motivated since making that decision, so a good choice I think. And tomorrow night is our Christmas dinner we're putting on for some of our friends and I'm SO EXCITED 🙌🎄🎅 What's plans for the weekend??
I think I MIGHT be ready to make my blogging comeback. I mean, not until the new year because I've got way too much to do before then, but I have ideas. And I want to actually write them down?? And then let other people read them?? It's wild. Of course I've been blogging over at @lucentconnections (check it out) but that's different, that's business. It's all marketing and WordPress and stuff which I love but there's more I want to say. So who knows, maybe you'll have some new content to read beyond just my captions in the new year 👀 Also shout out to @willandbear for making a hat that actually fits my head (It's an XL!), I bloody love it and need them all (in XL) now. And what's more for every hat bought, they go and plant 10 trees 🌳🌳 not an ad, I just have spent a real long time looking for a hat big enough for my gigantic head 😂
You know when you know it's Tuesday but every fibre of your soul is telling you it's Thursday? Yeah, that. I am just super excited for the weekend because we're having a couple of friends over for Christmas dinner 😍 I can't wait to eat too much food, drink a lot of wine and maybe play a round or two of charades 🙌🙌 I don't get a Christmas party being self employed so I may as well just count this as my end of year do, yeah? 🎅
Good news everybody - I think I've found an editing style I like enough to stick with for more than a handful of photos 🙌 What's more is I stepped out of my comfort zone and took this photo myself, in public using a tripod, with strangers watching and I only cared a little bit 🤷🏼♀️ is this personal growth? I don't know, but I'm pretty proud of myself 👊
The happiest season of all 🎄 I'm currently walking around the shops trying to get some inspiration for my last few presents while fending off a cracking headache. I just can't stop finding things that I want for myself instead of for anyone else. Definitely makes shopping a time consuming exercise 🤔
For someone who loves Christmas I feel I've been lacking in the Christmas content so far this year. Yes it's only the 4th day, but there's only a certain period of time you can shamelessly post Christmas photos and get away with it. But don't worry I've taken a couple more shots today and have a few more planned so we won't be short. Plus there's quite a few arts and crafts markets I'm planning on visiting this week and next to try and round off my gift shopping! I still have half my list left to buy for 😬 how's your Christmas shopping going??
Hello 👋 I had a wee break from Instagram. I didn't actually intend to, but I just didn't feel like being online this weekend. I've not been feeling well and I'm also having a lot of self doubt. It's funny, since going freelance I feel like I can't talk about doubting myself because I have to seem confident and competent all the time. Is that silly? Anyway. What's happening?
Oh the weather outside is frightful 🎶🎄 I've always loved this song because it's never been frightful in Brisbane at Christmas unless you count the humidity (which I do). Plus it makes me think of that episode of Scrubs where JD broke up with a girl because she kept singing carols in summer and he yells "it was the middle of July! The weather was FAR from frightful!" and that just sums up Christmas Downunder, innit.
@dougalthecorgi or actual footage of me trying to form cohesive brain thoughts in today's heat?? 🤷🏼♀️ who can say apparently there was a storm today that completely circled around me? People who are South of me and North of me all posted footage of this alleged storm today but I got NADA. Do I exist in some kind of weather vacuum? If yes, I want my money back because I love a good daytime storm ⛈
I keep accidentally driving my new car like a racecar. No, hear me out, first off it's a manual and I haven't owned a manual since roughly about 2012. I have driven different manuals since then, but you know, I've only personally owned automatics since then. Secondly, the clutch is so high, higher than almost any car I've driven before which seems to suit my boyfriend fine as he's got the hang of it right away. Me? Even though I know I need to pull my left foot up faster than I put my right foot down, at least once a day I slam that accelerator down a smidge too quickly and suddenly I sound like I'm trying to drag race all the soccer mum's through suburban Brisbane. I know I'll get used to it but woops! I mean, at least I haven't stalled it (yet), right?
Feeling that golden hour 🌞 I don't really have anything to say today 🤔 that's kind of unlike me really. Today was just like a slow start and then just troubleshooting some client website issues. Which is time consuming and circuitous. I hope I fix it today because I don't really wanna carry on with it tomorrow. Oh I'm making my favourite creamy mushroom pasta for dinner so that's my peak YAY
Just a proud plant mum 🌱 I've had a weird day! I've been productive but also so distracted. After saying I'm staying away from the sales because I'm living that broke life 💸 after buying a car this week, I've spent a big chunk of today making carts and abandoning them. Also Sims 4 expansion packs are on sale again so I have to decide which one I want 🤔 isn't it funny, when someone asks me what I want for Christmas I have no idea, meanwhile I'm trying to decide how many tank tops for the gym is too many and if I am actually going to use a diary this time around or will it end up in the stack with all the others that only have 10 days filled out?
It is 5 weeks until Christmas everybody. Are you bloody jolly yet?? I haven't even started my Christmas content yet, what is happening 🙊 don't worry it's coming in hot 🤶🎅 Two fun facts about Brisbane you may not know: 1) we have a maritime museum??? I only found this out recently and I've not been because it doesn't seem like my jam but how did I not know? 2) Inner city Brisbane now has electric stand up scooters you can just hire like the city cycle bikes and scoot around on. How wild is that? Who knew we could be so modern, but given how widespread the inner city area is and how trash our public transport system is, the only downside is gonna be the helmet hair (incidentally why I've never used city cycle bikes) 💁🏼♀️
Today I met the incredibly handsome @dougalthecorgi and my heart can barely take the cuteness. He is just the sweetest damn thing and I'm dying. I'm obsessed. I need a puppy but I simply wouldn't get anything done if I had this little pot belly running around the house all day 😭 bless his pure soul and bless all dogs everywhere 💕💕
Throwback to my second or maybe third last day in London? I have nothing to back this up but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's not looking this bright and summer-y anymore 🤔 feel free to prove me wrong though! I had a bit of shock this morning when I started doing end of year web stats for a client, like?? I know my Christmas decorations are up but mate, it's only 6 and a half weeks until 2019? I won't say it's the most turbulent year I've had, but the highs have been real high and the lows have been fucking shit. But hey, this year has taught me to go with the flow more than anything else, because life has a way of sorting itself out in a way you didn't see coming 🤔
Just exposing myself for how strong I have my coffee, and I'm not even sorry about it 💁🏼♀️ The best thing that happened today was that I finally made a hair appointment for next week. I haven't been to a hairdressers in over 2 years (a big deal for me, who used to go every 6 weeks like clockwork). I mean obviously I've had hair cuts in that time (only 3) but they were always in my lounge room. Now I get to go to a salon! And have coffee brought to me! And hopefully get a really long head massage when they're washing it! And this curtain of hair won't cause me to melt in the humidity anymore! Is it weird I'm this excited?