Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The true Secret of Happiness

Quick post. Busy busy!

Trimester one is almost done and dusted, but the best bit is the work part is done as I put in my final submissions today. The dusted part is like a sweet sprinkling of icing sugar that is attending the AGideas conference for the rest of the week! Hopefully it lives up to the past few years and exceeds expectations. I love the conference and am totally keen for the injection of inspiration that it provides. So lucky to be a design student in Melbourne with conferences like this so close to home!

In other news I am totally in love with Bastille's track, their debut into mainstream popularity it seems. But if you haven't already heard Pompeii, and perhaps fallen in love with it as I have then you have quite possible been living under a rock, yes? Another sweet as track right now that is repeating in my head is Daft Punk's latest offering of Get Lucky. So so catchy!

Anyway I will finish with this quote which I think rings rather true...

“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
-William Morris

Friday, April 12, 2013


So it's Friday all over again. It's funny how sometimes it seems forever away, especially on Monday mornings but then you get there and realise that last Friday doesn't feel like that long ago...

Except now it's Monday and although Friday isn't quite as distant as it was when my alarm broke into my slumbering bliss and stole my dreams it sure seems yet again plenty far away. Today really dragged on to. Somehow my body clock is out of whack entirely and despite it only being barely 7.30 I already feel like it should be 9!

Despite the drag the day became I did enjoy a productive morning which did involve me getting a bit carried away with a brief I'm particularly excited about as my mind went crazy with ideas of the above and beyonds of the brief I could do with it. The sky isn't even the limit. Take it out to infinity! Though all this enthusiasm is a fabulous feeling it can also become asset back in briefs as your mind carries you off into outer space with all your ideas and it takes some serious concentration to cut the engines and pull yourself back to planet earth to ensure you get a solid foundation, a quality base station before you set your sights on landing on the moon.

Anyway, needless to say, excited I am! It's going to be a busy few weeks with the end of treaters just around the corner and major deadlines looming large! And I love it!

I also love that not only did I get my hands on Paramore's new and self titled album yesterday but also got a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and have finally watched it! And I adored it. Definitely wasn't disappointed and would highly recommend viewing along with reading the book. It was a ready evening last night actually as not only did perks get me going but I also got up to the season final of greys Anatomy which is the devastating episode that leaves Izzy and George's lives both hanging in the balance. Talk about torture. Despite knowing exactly what happens with these things it still seems to bring on some decent waterworks which isn't fantastic on top of this silly cold that I haven't quite shaken off yet!

Also slipped in a little shopping yesterday as I was beyond keen for some retail therapy. So much gorgeous Autumn fashion and accessories! Especially this gorgeous jacket I found in Jeanswest and fell in love with. Its in the stunning rich red wineish purple colour. Unfortunately my penny saving conscious prevented me splurging on it yesterday but I may just have to go back. But then I also saw a very nice few jackets in Myer so may have to scout about a bit and get one. I am due for a new jacket I'm sure!

Oh to be filthy rich!

Was a rather productive Sunday I had actually as I managed to give my room a good going over and got out all my beloved winter clothes! Kind of keen for the chill!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The break that was...

Here I sit on a bus again, another Sunday commute back to the 'big smoke'. Definitely more than a little bit sad that my 'mid trimester' break is over and it's back to classes tomorrow. I'd be lying if I said even though I'm literally hours from home that I'm not already missing the family and the farm. You'd think after two years of this already under the belt that it wouldn't be so bad. I think it's all a bit magnified at the moment as I've managed to contract a lovely cold and am feeling just oh so fine and dandy from the awesome symptoms that come along with it.

Having said that, as usual I'm keen to get back to it. Keen to be productive and be back at school working on the briefs that I'm quite excited about!

It's funny, a few months ago I was wondering whether my blog title really still applied... I don't know why as it probably applies now as much as it ever has. To an extent it really applies to anyone and everyone. Life always has the good and the bad, the bitter and the sweet. I don't think that it will ever become an experience that has more or less of either of the two.

So holidays were fabulous. Got to share Easter with the family and spent most of the week chilling with them and watching a lot of Greys Anatomy! It's funny as we have about six seasons and everyone's up to different seasons so we're all seeing different blocks of episodes all out of order. It's so good though. Boy do I love that show!

Although chilled it was in parts the week certainly came with its fair share of stress as I had some work to complete and then had to try and share these large files back with a team of people. We got there in the end but I have to say I certainly feel like I learned a few valuable lessons from the experience too. Can't knock back a learning experience. Without learning we just wouldn't grow. Sometimes we stop ourselves from trying new things because we don't know how to do it but people seem to forget that without trying whether you fail or succeed, if you don't attempt you won't learn. If you don't learn you just can't grow. We've all got to start somewhere, right?

As usual there is a long list of bits and prices I surely intended to do over the week but by the end of it a got this cold an fell in a heap and typically didn't quite get to everything or everyone that I wanted to!

Anyways, I'll leave you with an inspiring quote as I feel the need for some inspiration at the moment...