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The past week has been relaxing compared to all the other weeks of my life lately. It was the final week of the two week mid-semester break, and I aimed to get a lot of schoolwork done (it only half happened) but I generally had days where I got to do nothing. I love the doing nothing days, as I have been quite a busy bee over the past few months.
I got to spend time with my favourite people, create music in the comfort of my own house, take naps and get super pumped for the commencement of this years season of the Voice! My really good friend Helen and I journeyed up to Sydney to hang out with our uni friend and all round incredible person Angie! We had a wonderful time which included a pizza and ice-cream movie dinner, fantastic shopping in the very large Sydney malls and amazing markets and THE BEST TERYAKI CHICKEN at Spice Alley and THE BEST GELATO EVERY at Anita Gelato.
Another cool thing that happened was THE CANBERRA YOUTH CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS! My beautiful year coordinator nominated me for the Arts & Multimedia Award, so I went along to the ceremony expecting just to have a lovely dinner, meet new people and that be it but I ended up winning which was bloody insane. Literally, I had not prepared a speech I was so certain someone else would get it. It is such a huge honour I just cannot believe someone would nominate me for something like that let alone would I be the contender to win! Crazy stuff dudes, crazy stuff. I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the organisers and sponsors of the awards as well as my school, principal and year coordinator for being so supportive and wonderful to me.
School started today! I was honestly a little sad having to wake up at 7am instead of 11am (boohoo, first world problems hey), and the day was a bit of a slug in terms of getting my brain to work BUT it was great seeing all my friends and favourite teachers again getting back into the swing again. My plan this semester is to try have a more positive outlook on school and set aside a time in the day to remember 3 things I enjoy about school.
Fact: I recently set up an online store for some of the music I've made! At the moment you can get digital copies of my songs Very Best Fight & Message Bank and my EP The Hilltop Sessions and you can order a physical copy of the EP as well if you'd like :)
Thank you for being some of the best people in my life, and thank you for taking the time out to read this. Have a great week! x