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How to: Repair a necklace

While I was studying in London in 2014, I bought this necklace from a shop and although it wasn’t particularly expensive, I was quite fond of it. I just love the vintage feel of the piece and the curves – nothing like what I previously had, so I’m sure you can understand my distain when I realised that one of the links holding the necklace together, had come undone. 

When I a kid and a teenager, I absolutely LOVED making jewelry. I had books, went to classes and even joined a lunch-time club at school called ‘The Bead Club’ (original name, I know – Ha!) and we sold our crafts to fellow students as part of the Mother’s Day stall! With the knowledge that I probably wouldn’t be able to find another one over here, and with the old Scouting law of being ‘thrifty’ in my mind, I decided to bring my old jewelry equipment out of retirement.

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Hi, there!

Welcome, take a load off and feel free to have a look through my adventures critiques. My name is Alannah and welcome to my travel and lifestyle blog! I am currently 21 and a third year journalism and public relations student at Deakin University, Melbourne (AUS) and studied abroad at Regents University London (UK) in 2014.

I love cake, cats, dressing up, social media, anything sparkly, pop culture, traveling, opinions, beaches, Christmas lights, and people who challenge me and help me think in new ways!

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy my little blog as much as I have putting it together. 🙂

Don’t Fret: School Scores Mean Little in the ‘Real’ World

This week the Year 12’s  back home in Victoria, Australia, take on their final year school exams. My younger brother is one of them (gee I feel old! haha) and I remember doing my exams. I was so nervous about everything and I felt so much pressure about my Atar score result and whether I’d even get into uni! I had so many worries weighing me down and I didn’t know who I wanted to be or how to get there. I felt completely lost.

Yet three years later I write this as I am two years into my degree, studying abroad and loving my course. I’ve worked and traveled in the United States and now I’m studying in London!

I literally couldn’t picture where I am today! (…and you know, casually writing this from my London apartment – I’m still pinching myself)

There’s a myth that some people are just ‘born lucky’ but I don’t think that there’s much truth in that, rather those people are more forthright in creating their luck. It’s more about seizing opportunities than mere chance.

So be brave and know that no matter how you go today or with your Atar score, remember that there is actually more to life than a two-digit number, it will not define you. And if you have enough determination, belive in yourself and stick to your goals, you can achieve anything!

Good luuuuuuck!!!

All the best,
Alannah