Tag Archives : Life lessons

Facing Challenges

Facing Challenges in a Comfortable World and why it’s so Important


Facing challenges, big and small, is an important part of life and our personal growth. Today I want to share some of my thoughts about it because recently I have been thinking quite a lot about how challenges or scary things have a powerful ability to shape us. Well, I suppose it’s our response to the challenges or scary things actually that…

survive deployment

How to Survive Deployment – The Brutal First 48 Hours


If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’re aware that last week was rough on me. My husband left for deployment just 3 months after we moved here to Italy. We had been apart for 10 months prior and it felt like we had just settled in to our new home together then *poof* he was gone, and there I…

travel fears

5 Crippling Travel Fears & How to Overcome Them


Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned traveller, one thing we all have in common is that we all have travel fears. And rightfully so. Day in and day out we are bombarded with news and images about just how scary the world can be.

5 Friends You Need in Your Life

5 Friends You Need in Your Life (And 5 You Don’t)


Good friends can make such a huge difference in life. They can encourage you, teach you, support you and provide great company on the ride of life. When I left Australia, I was faced with the challenge of making new friends and to be honest it took a long time to find a group of people that I clicked with.…

Thriving in a Long Distance Relationship

The Secret to Thriving in a Long Distance Relationship


I have a little bit of Katie trivia for you today. My husband and I have been together for almost 4 years and you know what, we have only been able to spend a little over 1 year of that time actually together. Between an international relationship, deployment and training exercises, most of our relationship has occurred over a long…

long distance relationship

How to Celebrate Special Occasions in a Long Distance Relationship


The Valentines Day promotion has begun and all around me I see pretty pink hearts, cute catch phrases and images of couples candidly showing their love for one another. It got me thinking firstly of my sweetheart and that I miss him. Sigh. Secondly of what it is like to celebrate occasions like these when you are apart from your…

free dive with sharks

Why You Need to Free Dive with Sharks


Do you guys remember that time I had the crazy idea to free dive with sharks? Well, as you may already know from my Instagram feed, last week I went back for more! After my first dive I said that it was an incredible experience and that is a statement I still stand by because this was just as incredible as the first time…

Instead of Watching TV

10 Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV


Confession. When I moved to Hawaii, I didn’t have a TV. By choice. Not because I am anti TV or anything, I just don’t really watch it so never got around to buying one. It really wasn’t a big deal in my head, but you would think I was living without oxygen from some of the comments that my flabbergasted…

How to live your dreams today

How to Live Your Dreams Today


We all have that dream list right? Things we always want to do but they end up on the ‘one day’ list. I’ve been thinking a lot about living our dreams and how some people seem to be living their dreams, ticking these times off their list with zeal while others simply have a list and are waiting for this elusive…