Maighan's Birthday | House Party, Zoetastic Pilates & Human Trash



Recently it was my friend Maighan's 19th birthday. We celebrated with a good old fashioned house party. There was lots of music, snacks, drinks and most importantly beer pong with paper balls. As strange as that sounds it wasn't our first choice. Ping pong balls would have been much preferred but you could say we were slightly unorganised. We even took a last minute trip to the shops to look for ping pong balls but that was rather unsuccessful. However, we made do with paper balls and had fun nonetheless. I was lucky enough to get some appropriate footage of the day and made a little video documenting some of the day. I hope you enjoy x





Addicted


I created this short film for one of my courses last semester at Uni. We were given a lot of freedom with this assignment and so I decided to do what i do best - dig a little deeper. Addicted is about the internal struggles that teenagers and young adults often face. Mental illness is a real thing and absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. This film aims to create awareness of depression and substance addiction and to show people that they are NOT ALONE. This can be a cruel, harsh world at times and often people feel as though their feelings are irrelevant or that they need to suppress their feeling - which is most definitely not the case. If you are struggling seek help, it is so incredibly important. x

Adventuring.

If you know me, you will know that I LOVE adventures - big or small, planned or spontaneous, long or short, free or expensive. I believe life is all about experiences and moments that take your breath away. For me it is one way to stay truly happy. I am officially dedicating this year to adventures because that's when I feel most alive.

Last week my friend Holly went skydiving and afterwards we spontaneously decided to spend the day in Port Elliot and Goolwa. We had such a fun day exploring, shopping, eating and relaxing by the beach. It was such a peaceful and self nurturing day and we had the best time.













Why I Have Writers Block

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T LIKE PEOPLE COMPLAINING.

So, you guessed it. I have the good old writers block. Well, that's not entirely true but i'm just not sure what to call the situation I'm in.

I have a list of things I want to write about but this past week I have struggled to find the inspiration or energy because I feel so so sad. I am just really homesick at the moment and I can't seem to kick the feeling that sits in my stomach all day and night.

Everything I do or see or say reminds me of home and nothing seems the same anymore...not even me. I'm almost scared to move on because I feel like the pain is all I have left of home and if I let that go then I have nothing. I can't even listen to my favourite song anymore because it just makes me want to cry. (Tragic, I know)

Anyway, I'm going to keep this post short and sweet (not so sweet - sort of depressing actually). So until next time - which is soon, I promise.

Zoe Leigh x


Grace The Establishment - Birthday Lunch



The day after my 20th birthday (Still trying to wrap my head around it) my family and I went for a birthday lunch at Grace The Establishment in Norwood, Adelaide. I hadn't been there in 3 years but remembered loving it. Needless to say I loved it just as much this time around. The interior is stunning and the food was incredible! Not one of us had a bad meal.




My Dad had the Grace Burger and Paula had the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Lamb. We had both never heard of sweet potato gnocchi before but she said it was divine. I had the Porterhouse with Mash Potato - Now that was amazing! I don't often order steak at restaurants for some unknown reason but I am so happy I did this time.




We had a very good lunch and it was definitely not a bad place to spend my afternoon before i had to run off to work. 


My Current Playlist and 2015 Music Favourites

I'm the type of person that likes all kinds of genres of music so my playlist is constantly changing. The music I listen to often depends on what is happening in my life at that moment and how I am feeling. This is a list of some of my most played songs as of late and some of my ultimate favourites from 2015.

1. Ain't Nobody - Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson
2. Livewire - Oh wonder
3. I Found - Amber Run
4. Crystals - Of Monsters and Men
5. Shades Of Grey (Nora En Pure Remix) - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane
6. Drive - Hasley
7. Hotline Bling - Drake
8. Roses (feat. ROZES) - The Chainsmokers
9. Wolves Without Teeth - Of Monsters and Men
10. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
11. Spark - Amber Run
12. Just My Soul Responding - Amber Run
13. Rest In Happiness - Broken Back
14. Remember That - Broken Back
15. Naive - The Kooks
16. Break Up In a Small Town - Sam Hunt
17. Organs - Of Monsters and Men
18. The Hills - The Weekend
19. Sadnecessary - Milky Chance
20. Save me (feat. Sarah Jackson) - TIMO ODV
21. Unknown Song - Milky Chance
22. Soulmate - Mozambo & Pakem & Kungs ft Julia Church
23. Show Me Love (EDX's Indian Summer Remix) - Sam Feldt ft. Kimberly Anne
24. Lean On ft. MO (KREAM Remix) - Major Lazer & DJ Snake
25. Coming Over (Filous Remix) - James Hersey
26. Landslide - Oh Wonder
27. Technicolour Beat - Oh wonder


Cliff Jumping & Camping

About a month ago my friends Maighan, Shaylee and I took a roadtrip to Second Valley where we met up with Ely. Shoutout to Maigs for the banger of a roadtrip playlist.We went on this spontaneous little trip so that we could go CLIFF JUMPING. I was so excited because it was something I had always wanted to do.

It was quite a tough swim from the beach to where we were actually going to do the jumping and after what felt like a year, we finally got there. One of the highlights of the day was singing " IS IT TOO LATE NOW TO SAY SORRY" (Yes, we like Justin Bieber) to Maighan to distract her while she was jumping because she was so nervous. I didn't quite understand why she was taking so long until it was my turn to jump. Nonetheless it was absolutely amazing - Such an adrenaline rush!

After the long swim back we drove around looking for a fish and chip shop that was actually open, only to fine we were half an hour late and had 2 hours to wait until they reopened. So, we went back to the beach, tucked in to some of the food we had brought with us and then took tons of photos.



Eventually we decided to make our way to our campsite in Rapid Bay - not before we stopped for some fish and chips though. Ely went home and we continued on our journey. When we got to Rapid Bay we ate our dinner on the beach and then attempted to set up our tent (Easier said than done). After about 4 attempts we finally got it right and then retired to the beach for the evening with our music and ciders with some really cool people who were camping next to us. It ended up being a very exciting and wonderful trip. I'm so glad we went and it was such a bonding experience. I can't wait for our next adventure.

We vlogged the whole trip so I will be sure to link the video to that once it has been posted!