Health and wellness is something I have been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I would use the money from my cafe job as a a teenager to buy Women's Health magazine and I first joined a gym when I was only 14 years old.
I finally did it. I quit my job. Two months ago.
I’ve delayed shouting it from the rooftops because I’ve been going through my internal process, and to be honest, for the past few weeks I haven’t really felt like being vocal. I find it really easy to write about the uncomfortable stuff, but when I’m really happy and things are going great I find it much harder. Call it tall poppy syndrome or reverse narcissism or whatever you like -- it's odd.
On August 18th I declared I wasn't going to be drinking til the end of the year. It wasn't that my drinking was in any way out of hand - in fact it was aggressively the opposite - but I knew that drinking didn't fit into the overall vision I had for myself and what I wanted to achieve in the last months of 2017.
Recently my friend Tania and I embarked on a four day guided cleanse; a collaboration between Huckleberry and Feel Fresh Nutrition that promised to reset our systems after the winter season. It did that, and then some. Guided by the little nutritionist legend that is Abbie O’Rourke the programme included over four days worth of organic groceries, recipes, daily newsletters and a Facebook support group for endless virtual high-fives.
THIS PAST WEEKEND I SPENT AT FESTIVAL FOR THE FUTURE (festivalforthefuture.org.nz), an incredible weekend event here in Auckland full of inspirational speakers, panels and workshops that help build ideas and skills to support the future, and inspire change across areas such as sustainability, race relations, technology, and innovation. Inspiring shit.