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Life Update :)

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Hi everyone!

It has been a long while. My year has been very crazy this year. I moved to Canberra but now I am once again living in Brisbane! Surprise? Not sure if I should even update everyone each time I move. I do think this is where I am going to be for a long while so shouldn't have any updates anytime soon. For anyone new here I am actually packing up to move for the sixth time since November 2016. So that's fun.

I am hoping to be studying next Semester either Dietetics or Film.
I now have a Youtube channel. Which is where a lot of my passion has been going, though I do still want to be active here.

I have learnt that I really love being creative.
I enjoy working and am totally introverted but life with friends is much better.
Since moving out I know that I can live alone and am independent.
I moved out at seventeen, and struggled with a horrible job but I got through it.
Everything recedes back to the mean, nothing can be good or bad forever. I have started to realise t…

My Goals Right Now

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Some people don’t have goals, but then where is your life going. How are you going to improve? I have a few simple goals. 

Goal 1: transition fully to a plant based diet and find vegan alternatives to everyday items. Currently the only times I eat meat is when someone else is feeding me. All the meals I make at home are 99% plant based. I am hoping to change that to 100% plant based and to not be buying anymore items that may include animal products like checking my soaps ect. I also am working towards replacing my leather items like work shoes with synthetic options and then donating the leather. So that it isn't going to waste but I don't have to feel bad about wearing the clothing.
Goal 2: Be as active as I can I really am not the most active person. I don’t lay in bed all day at all. I just don’t work out; I ride occasionally but even that I haven’t been doing as much. My goal is to ride as much as I can and to start working out at home, then to eventually go to the gym. When…

My Purpose

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Hiya!

One for the reasons that I always struggle to continue blogging was a lack of purpose. Why was I really doing it and what was the point? I wasn’t changing anyone’s lives, were people actually reading my content or were they just commenting pretending they did? I would be enjoying writing blog posts but then would get stuck, thinking this is a waste of time I shouldn’t be putting so much time and effort into this. What was the point? Back then I was just writing about topics I was interested in, sharing my adventures ect. I didn’t have something I actually wanted to share with people, and definitely not something people were actually going to be benefited by. I wasn’t passionate about what I was writing. It was always such a challenge to stay motivated when there wasn’t really a reason for me to be doing it.
That in mind, I think it was important for me to always have the desire to blog and create content. So I think that it was good that I had the experience and now I know that I …

Why focused on my Health? / Vegan

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Hello my beautiful readers!
 So this question exists.... Why did I become so interested in health? Well to be fair I always was interested in health. The difference is that I have moved out and get to choose what goes in my mouth now, and where my money goes. No one can tell me that I can’t be vegan. I have always struggled with my weight and have be exercising and eating healthy in hopes to better manage my weight (still early in the journey) and to ultimately feel better. I have found that just from exercising alone you tend to love your body more and see yourself as more attractive. I have not always had a good relationship with food and that is another thing I wanted to change, I always thought wow when I move out I am never going to buy junk food (and I really don’t!). I am going to work to be healthy so in a way its what I have always wanted. When living at home I didn’t really have control over what I ate I got fed and I ate what I was given. I am blessed that my mother always coo…

Why Veganism

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Why veganism you ask?
It really comes down to three things: It is better for my body, the environment and the animals. I could spend my entire day writing this so I will keep it short and then share some good sources to learn more from at the end.
We dont need it? Animal products for many reasons are not meant to be consumed by the body. The biology of a human body is made up to be a herbivore from our jaw to the length of our intestine or even the PH level of our bodies makes it clear we aren’t omnivores but actually in the herbivore range. When it comes to the environmental aspects animal agriculture definitely has one of the leading negative impacts, a billion animals are killed a week, what happens to the fecal matter you ask? Often its just dumped into rivers. Animal agriculture contributes to land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration and deforestation. Livestock farming contributes to 18% of human produced greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

My go to Oatmeal Recipe / Vegan Food

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My go to Oatmeal recipe
This lately is my favourite food (tied with mash potatoes), I literally eat it everyday either for breakfast or later in the day after a smoothie. It satiates me and keeps me full for a long period of time. I love the flavour but I also love that its so versatile and I can mix it up every single day It literally never gets boring and I love it!! That being said I thought I would share with y’all my go to Oats recipe. Enjoy!
Ingredients Serves 2: 2 cups Soy Milk (or any plant based milk) 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Brown Sugar (optional) 1 cup Rolled Oats 3 Tbsp Black Chia Seeds Fruit to top
Method: 1.Put your plant based milk in a pot, on medium heat. Add Cinnamon and Brown Sugar. Mix together. 2.Then add the the Oats and Chia Seeds. Continue to stir so it doesn’t burn. 3.When it is the desired consistency, usually this is when most of the liquid is absorbed and the Oats are soft. 4.Serve into bowls and top with fruit. Enjoy. 





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Oatmeal Breakfast Vegan

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Hi lovelies,

Recently, I have been working at eating a lot healthier. This is a breakfast I have grown to love and has become a complete staple in my diet. I'm loving it so much I thought I would share it with y'all.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup Soy Milk (or any milk)
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp brown sugar 
1 tsp Peanut butter (optional)
handfuls of:
blueberries
blackberries (plus any other berries I have on hand)
Almonds (or any nuts)

I just put the oats in, and milk and microwave it for as long as it suggests on the oat package. Then add the topping its as simple as that and honestly so delicious.

See ya all next time!
Isabelle xxx


Working Outside

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Hey!
Something totally lovely about living in a hot country is being able to enjoy the sun at all times. A great time I have found recently is while I am working on my laptop. My old house had a beautiful balcony that was very large and we had a huge dining table on it, that was perfect for getting the last bit of my schooling finished at. We were on top of a hill and would get a magnificent view to distract me from monotonous class work. The inside of my house often was fairly hot being Queensland and all, though outside on the deck was shaded and often cooler as you could feel a slight breeze. 
Sadly that chapter of my life is over, and I will definitely be reminiscing on that part of my life. Where are your favourite places to get work done? Do you need to always be inside? Would the view be too distracting for you?  Sadly this is a short post, but I am feeling if I start at least regularly posting short posts Ill be able to get out more content for you guys? Then create a habit…

My Best Friend.

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We all need a friend. Most people even have a very best friend.  Oh hi btw!  Nice to see you popping on to my page again, always love your company.  Anyways, my best friend is actually my dog Stanner. I know unique name ay? I always dreamed of getting my very own puppy and one day we did just that, it was love from day one. 
Though it wasn't until 2017, that he literally meant the entire world to me (he already meant a heck load dont worry). The past year I did school online, and he kept me company every single day.  I moved to a new state and we spend countless hours exploring together in the beautiful sun running around ovals, chilling in the cool grass.  He snuggled up next to me as I watched Netflix in the evening, I cared for (mostly cleaned up after) him post seizure. Kept him company when he couldn't sleep in my own bed because we worried he would have a seizure. I once even slept on my laundry room floor with him. I am eternally grateful for his company during the yea…

2017 in Review

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Happy New Year! 
Wow we all got through another year, what a hectic year its been. I thought I would share with y'all a little post recapping the crazy year I have had! 

“Life is not short; you just have to do more” 
What a true quote! Below is a load of 2017 milestones in good old list form:
-I did a year of Long Distance although this started in the end of November 2016 my entire year until November (it was almost exactly a year) I was in a long distance relationship. Although this was hard it was totally worth it and one of the things I am proudest for getting through. -On the same point of a relationship, for the first time I had a 1year Anniversary! Yay go us. -I moved Interstate twice ish (moved then spent a month there and then back to where I lived before so didn’t feel like I moved till end of January)(My moving tips here) -I caught my first flight alone (A post on travel here) -Then caught many more flights -I went to a school Formal and with a date that’s a pretty worthy bon…