May 6, 2015

Little Updates


Sometimes I forget that my blog is separate from my other social media accounts. I know that a few of you follow me on my Facebook and Instagram pages, but I also know that a lot of you don't, so I'm just going to take some time to update you all on a few things that affect this blog.

This year, so far, has been absolutely crazy.

At the beginning of the year, Paul and I started looking for our first rental home. It was a very exciting, scary and nerve-wracking time. We began looking for our own place because we had just accepted new jobs, (that at the time were going to start imminently) and we wanted to be closer to work. 

Well, almost three months have passed since we moved into our little abode, and only now are we just starting at those jobs! 

For those of you who are wondering, we are working at a new restaurant called Millars which is opening up tomorrow in Lara, VIC. Paul is going to be the sous/pastry chef and I'm running all of the social media, taking all of the photos, making coffees and pretty much helping out in the café wherever I'm needed. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

This new job is both immensely exciting and dead scary to me. It's my first full-time job. I'm going to be at the same place every day for five days a week and then I'm going have to come home and tackle my university work every night. Yes, I'm attempting full-time work whilst I'm also studying full-time. Not to mention I'm still continuing with my freelance photography job. Someone just kill me now before I fall into a heap of exhaustion.

As I type this, Paul and I have both been awake since 4:30am. Paul's up and in the shower, getting ready to make the frosty, five-minute bike ride to work. He has a very long day of prep ahead of him, getting everything ready for the opening tomorrow. I've been editing photographs I plan to share here shortly and I'm about to get up and do some exercise before hammering out some uni work before heading into the restaurant. This is probably what life is going to be for us now. No more Netflix binges (I'm more sad about this than I would care to admit) or a lot of down time to just 'surf the web'. I'm going to be a hive of productivity - which will actually do me (the queen of procrastination) a lot of good.

This isn't to say that I won't have any time for new photo shoots. Admittedly, I haven't been creating as much for my own personal gain because I've been more preoccupied with my studies this semester. But it does mean is that I won't have a lot of time or energy to write a significant amount of posts on here. In no way am I abandoning my dear blog, but my posts will be a little more sparse and I won't have as much time available to read all of the blogs I follow. 

Being busy sucks but as my Mum/other adults in my life would say, it's part of growing up. 
I wish I could stay a teenager forever.


  1. This photo reminds me of Wes Anderson's fastidious obsession for symmetry and overhead shots of objects- so exciting Millars is finally opening but I can understand how you feel overwhelmed by it all-
    I've been super busy lately, getting into uni at 8.30 and yesterday I left at 7.30 and when I try and sleep all I can think about is my research but I am super lucky I have the support of wonderful supervisors and support staff who have faith in me. Weekends have all of a sudden taken on a nuance as a result, but I love being busy. Let's hope we both don't collapse! >.<

  2. Oh my gosh, this sounds like mission impossible, good luck with it all and hey despite sounding super full on it also sounds super fun!

  3. a symmetrical cafe with super yummy food satisfies most or all of my wants and desires- for the first time in about five years I don't have mid year exams, but that means I don't get much of a holiday T_T

  4. Good luck with this all Carolyn! It's exciting how much you have going on and all the opportunity you certainly deserve!

    Thanks so much for my birthday photos again! It was awesome to meet you :)

  5. The crazy years are the ones we remember in the end.

    / Avy

  6. Love the colours in this photo! I know it’s a photo of magazine photos but you make it look so lively. Also, good luck with your new job. It’s always a bit scary starting at a new place but I hope it all goes well!



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