Simple Mango, Almond & Honey Smoothie ♥

Sep 19, 2014

A Sweet Treat.
Hey guys, hope your week has been a fantastic one.
This afternoon/evening/whatever time it is in your location I am sharing with you my all time breakfast smoothie. It's time to ditch the Berocca my friends, your early morning pick up has just arrived. This has been a great addiction for three weeks now so I figured it was about time I share it with you all. If you're a mango-loving-freak like myself I can guarantee you will adore this 5 minute quickie. Bonus points for making one for that someone special in your life too while you're at it, they'll love you for it. Oh, and it's relatively healthy as well so guilty feels be gone!

This Way Or That ♥

Sep 15, 2014


On "Futures".
I've never been surer of my most hated question that ever decided to make itself apparent in my life. For some, knowing what they want to do as a career has been crystal clear since the day they saw a firefighter in person or declared that being a vetinarian was the only thing they could imagine themselves doing after someone in that occupation saved their dog's life. I don't know if it's just some phase in my life right now or if the same feels are also occurring for others as well, but all of the "do you know what you want to do?" or "what courses are you going to take when you leave school?" is beginning to get on my nerves.

When someone says 'future', the first thing that comes to mind for me is a plane and a foreign city. All I want to do is see the world. Even just getting in the car to go for an hour drive makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I seriously couldn't imagine not travelling sometime in my life. When I hear those stories of "oh, well one day I just packed my things and got on the first international flight, it was the best thing I did for myself" I usually sit there in awe. And since i'm so enchanted by this idea, I guess i've never really put much thought into what will happen after travelling in the career department..

The first piece of advice a lot of people have told me is "take advantage of your strengths". Other than knowing how my upper body strength is (which is on the verge of being non-existent), I still don't know where they lie. I love english, but so many people have told me in quite a harsh manner that "journalism is almost dead, why would you attempt a dead industry?" and this has certainly impacted my confidence in the subject and every job centred around writing.

Career wise though, is where I am overwhelmed x100, there's just so many options! Usually when choosing subjects for the final two years of high school you base them around what prerequisites are needed to be eligible for a particular course or the industry you wish to make an appearance in. Being clueless on this aspect makes it such a tough decision and kind of terrifying too. What if my job ends up having nothing to do with the subjects i've chosen? What if I change my mind a trillion times and still can't make a decision? What if I hate the career I end up in because of my subjects? These are the questions I've been asking myself for weeks on end, it's such a painful process.

But I did choose them eventually and ended up with a selection of things that I cannot wait to start.
~Literature, English, Visual Communication, Media Studies, Business Studies and Math.~

But I've decided to make my own happiness a priority and apply it to whatever I end up doing in my life. Too many people accidentally fall down the rabbit hole of hating what they did -or usually what they didn't- do. These were probably decisions that weren't made by themselves but by the people they associate themselves with. Whether it be family, friends or the "top ten careers in high demand" guides on the net that tell you what is "the best way to go", they're not always right and more importantly - they're not you. Sure, advice can be great at times but please don't let any of those people tell you what you can and can't do for the rest of your life.

So, I'm going to do what I love and love what I do, simple as that, you should too.
xo, 
Renée

Fragrances For The Faint Hearted ♥

Sep 4, 2014

The Three Killer Scents.
These stellar perfumes are my go to's at the moment, and boy do i adore them.
I'm the kind of person who will be the first to get a good ole' pain inducing brain ache if inside a small space filled with strong fragrances. Yes, i'm the annoying one who will probably roll down a window or two if you get into my car with more than 10 assorted scents on. I have never been -and probably never will be- the strong perfume loving gal.
This is undoubtedly is the reason for every perfume I own being sweet, simple and subtle, which is exactly the way I try to present myself.

© Renée Alexis. Maira Gall.