"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed,
but can you ever just be whelmed?"
Life was peachy and then bam - like a truck, I was hit with unwelcome surprises. As a result, I was submerged for a while, up to my neck in a sea of stress, post it notes and textbooks. Sitting at my desk attempting to organise my life, I was often reminded of the character Chastity's quote from the movie 10 things I hate about you "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?" - whelmed explains it perfectly! I found that due to stress, my ability to retain new information had disappeared. What intended on only being a month-long break over Christmas and the New Year, turned into an unplanned, 3 month, behind the scenes hiatus.
There was a lot to adapt to, mainly trying to figure out how to facilitate maintaining my blog whilst studying full-time at university, working and travelling. Now that I have a proper system in place and I have university on track, I can get back to answering your emails and creating lots of travelly goodness for you.
I am looking forward to sharing so many exciting things this year. My recent solo travel to Morocco and Italy as well as delving into what Australia has to offer. First up, I travelled to the outskirts of Melbourne and spent the afternoon photographing wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, then a look into my new year visit to Far North Queensland and my stay at Niramaya Villa and Spa in Port Douglas.
What a wonderful world xx
An Aussie girls guide to
Europe and beyond
by Natalie Marie.
Hi! I'm Natalie Marie, a travel blogger and photographer from Melbourne, Australia with a severe case of wanderlust.
In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of visiting 145 cities and towns, spanning 23 countries across five continents, all whilst experiencing some incredible bucket-list moments and epic misadventures along the way.
Tily Travels is a travel blog currently being filled with stories of my journeys plus tourist information, also infused with my love of photography, wildlife, street art, and festivals in far away places.
My goal is to inspire you to fulfil your dreams of experiencing the wonders the world has to offer, and to
live a life you love!
Live, learn, laugh & love life
What a wonderful world!
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