Can you believe that the first 6 months of 2018 have come & gone!?! I really feel like the years are speeding by at this point. Anyway, I thought I would give a bit of a 6 month update on the year so far and share what is to come in for the rest of the year…
I guess I am lucky in that when I look back over the year so far I can say I have travelled a little bit – more so than some but definitely less than others. I try to do one big trip each year with a few, more local ones scattered throughout the year.
In the last 6 months I have been to Melbourne, Sydney & Christchurch plus a couple of local road trips.
In the next 6 months I am heading on a Northern NSW road trip for a week in September and then my big trip of the year to Europe for 4 weeks in November. I would love to go back to Chch for Christmas, or over the Christmas break but that is for my finances to decide.
My plans for the November trip have changed a few times since this post but I am finally happy with the itinerary that I have settled on – which I will reveal in a future post. I also mentioned in that travel plans post that I would be going to Christchurch in September but my mum has said that I don’t need to come over for her birthday when I have a big trip planned for a couple of months later, so hence the Northern NSW road trip.
I am pretty excited about this one – I have an itinerary planned out but I haven’t booked any accommodation, which is a new concept to me. Basically I know where I would like to go but where I actually stay and how long for is completely up in the air.
I find that my photography style changes regularly – so does my editing style. But this year I have really tried to focus on street or urban photography, which I really enjoy.
I get mad inspired by Instagram posts and one of my favourite new accounts is a young Brisbane based photographer who takes the most amazing photos of Brisbane City, that look like they could be anywhere other than Brisbane.
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This is the type of content I’d love to create but I have two things working against me –
1) Lately I am really only using my phone to take photos. That said, the phone can take some pretty amazing photos and I tend to have it with me all the time.
“The best camera is the one you have with you”
2) I am a lazy photographer. No seriously, I have been known to not even get out of the car to get a shot! I do like taking photos but sometimes the effort to get the ‘perfect shot’ is more than I am willing to go through. In saying that, I am also a very flukey kind of photographer. Sometimes I am just in the right place at the right time, and take full advantage of the moment.
Concerts & Comedy
I will not go to a concert for years and then boom.. I will have two within a month of each other. Both very difference concert experiences but both Harry Styles & Imagine Dragons were amazing nights with good friends and fangirl moments.
Upcoming, I am heading to Bill Bailey in October. Bill is one of my favourite comedians who tends to come over to Aussie every couple of years and he is freaking hilarious!!! I am hanging out for Danny Bhoy to announce another Australian tour but I did see him in London last year so I guess I can get by for a wee bit longer.
Learning to Love Brisbane
I definitely have a love/hate relationship with Brisbane. I really, really hate it in summer but only because of the heat – which to be fair is freaking extreme! But it is currently winter here and I am loving the city at the moment.
This year I have really tried to see more of Brisbane and to see parts I haven’t been before. This has been working pretty good so far but I definitely want to see more over the next 6 months. I am even putting together a Brisbane Bucket List of sorts.
So there you have it, my 6 month update.
What have you gotten up to over the past 6 months? Do you have something you are looking forward to during the rest of the year?