My Very First Blog Award!

Today I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! What was once a boring and ordinary day became extremely exciting as I have never been nominated before.

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I’d like to thankĀ https://infinitedaydreamer.wordpress.com/ for being such a sweet person and nominating me. I didn’t think anybody really looked at my blog, but it was such a joy to hear that people do enjoy reading my random musings and rants. šŸ™‚

The rulesĀ of the award are:

– Show the award on your blog.

– Thank the person who nominated you.

– Share seven facts about yourself.

– Nominate 15 blogs.

– Link your nomineesā€™ blogs and let them know.

The 7 facts about me are….DRUM ROLL PLEASE

1. I work best in the evening/night. I usually spend all day procrastinating, napping, and being lazy, but at night that’s when I usually kick into gear and do things like plan my life, clean my room and study

2. After coming back from my holiday in South East Asia, I have discovered that my favourite country (so far) is Singapore! Out of all the places I’ve visited in Asia, Singapore is by far the cleanest, efficient and friendliest country and I had an amazing time there. Take me back!

3. I am a daydreamer who likes to fantasize a lot about what has been and what could be. This used to be a negative aspect of my life because I always became disappointed when things in real life didn’t meet my expectations but now, I’m more focused on being mindful and living in the present.

4. At this moment in time, I can truly say that I am incredibly content and genuinely happy with myself, my circumstances and my life. It took me a long time to reach this feeling of contentment and bliss, and I know it won’t last forever, but I’m going to savour what I can and focus on remaining happy.

5.Ā  My diet this month has mostly been consisting of juicy burgers, oodles of noodles from Japanese restaurants and Rice dishes (Bimbimbap) from Korean restaurants in the city. I immensely enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants/bars/cafes and when I plan my outings with friends, it nearly always involves eating.

6. I am starting Uni next month and I am so excited! There are so many events planned and my calender is starting to get really busy with meet ups and camps and parties. I am absolutely determined to get involved and commit to making my time in Uni some of the best years of my life

7.I am an imperfect person who’s made more mistakes than I can count and have gotten myself into many moral, physical and emotional dilemmas. I usually let my feelings guide my actions, and more often than not, this has caused me to unintentionally hurt people or push them away even when I don’t mean to. I’m in the process of finding myself and trying to be a better person, which is going to take lots of trial and error soĀ to the people in my life, please bear with me ā¤

Those are the 7 facts I could think off right the top of my head! Sorry (not sorry) if I rambled on too much!

The rules say to pick 15 nominees but I’m just going to pick a few of the blogs who I really enjoy seeing on my reader. Please check out all of these blogs as they are incredibly lovely people!

  1. https://conqueringanthropophobia.wordpress.com/
  2. https://loudthoughtsvoicedout.wordpress.com/
  3. http://truthandcake.com/
  4. https://fillyourownglass.wordpress.com/
  5. https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/

Dreams DO come true

I’ve been awfully quiet for a while now and haven’t had the time to write as I have been blissfully holidaying in Thailand so forgive me.

A few weeks ago, I received the news that I was offered a place to study Law (honours)/ Arts at Monash University! For the many of you that don’t know, I’ve been aspiring/wishing/dreaming to study Law ever since I was young. And not just anywhere, but specifically at Monash Uni. (Well actually, I wanted to study at Harvard… but Monash is a lot more attainable). Believe me when I say I had everything worked out. I knew what my Majors were going to be, what societies I was going to join, what electives I wanted to do…I was a freak! As Monash U Law is ranked 15th in the world and 4th in Australia, a high ATAR (entrance score) is essential.

Throughout high school, I was always confident that I would reach this goal and used to (embarassingly) fantasise about what my life would be like there, the people I would meet etc. But unfortunately when it came to the final exams, I let my anxiety and nerves get the better of me, and ended up underperforming and receiving a lower score than the clearly in to Monash.

I was devastated

This is the biggest understatement as I was a miserable wreck straight after my exams. Getting out of bed was a daily struggle and it was tiresome to go through my normal routine. I felt like all my plans were messed up, that everything I had worked for was for nothing, and that my dream to study Law at Monash was shattered.

As time passed and as I shared my worries with people who cared about me, I found peace in accepting that everything happens for a reason, and maybe my happiness and success lay down a different path. By the time the official offers came out, I was happy and content with the offer I knew I would be getting from Deakin U.

So imagine my surprise when I wake up to an email telling me that I had an opportunity to study at the University I had always dreamed about! I was beyond thrilled! Fate, destiny, God or whatever you believe in had granted me a second chance. I now know, without a doubt that THIS is the path I’m supposed to be on.

The biggest lesson I’ve learnt from this is to always have faith. When life became haphazard and threw a wrench into my perfectly laid out plans, I handled it badly, thinking that I could no longer fulfill my dreams. But now I’ve realised that with a little bit of hard work and optimism, I can achieve any dream I want to- no matter how unobtainable it seems.

As always, leave your thoughts below

Ash xx