2017, Summed Up

Looking back at the year as a whole, 2017 feels a bit like a blur. This was one of my most challenging years, and life as a final year chemical engineering student certainly was not exactly easy peasy lemon squeezy. There were certainly some tough times – but also some really high highs. I think it’s safe to say that this year was…a lot. 

All in all, this year I’m grateful for all the new places & friends I encountered along the way, starting the year off with family back home in Indonesia before flying back to Australia, a cosy trip to Sunshine Coast and Noosa in April with friends, birthday trip to Gold Coast, camped out in breezy Milford countryside in June, winter in New Zealand, and ended the year with a roadtrip across state to Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Exploring new places has always been my biggest form of inspiration and puts me on a creative high like nothing else. And to be able to share a tiny bit of joy through my love for photography, writing, and traveling is something I look forward to do more of in 2018 and this has me even more excited about the upcoming year. Like the past year, I pulled some of my favorite moments from 2017.

I hope you have some calm and restful time with family & friends and my very best wishes for you in 2018, X. 

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My 21st birthday bash with all of my loved ones
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An impromptu dip into the fairy pool in Noosa National Park that was worth all the hours of hike and sunburn
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Moving out of our old apartment and into our cosy new one in Carr StreetProcessed with VSCO with m3 preset
A weekend getaway camping out at a farm stay in Cannon Creek surrounded by farm animals and spent the whole night BBQ-ing and stargazing a sky full of starsProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset
First day of snow during our stay in Late Tekapo, New Zealand20170629 Hot Air Balloon, Canterbury Hororata (129)
Hot air ballooning across the ever changing landscape of Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps 
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Jumped off a plane and skydived from 12000ft to the shores of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New ZealandProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset
Chemical Engineering Student Society Ball 2017 in Hilton BrisbaneProcessed with VSCO with nc preset
Very fortunate to be a part of this group of great engineers and even greater friends & finishing Design Project with an unexpectedly rewarding mark

Processed with VSCO with m3 presetRecent roadtrip across state with friends to Byron Bay, North of New South Wales
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Catching sunrise at Cape Byron, the most easterly point of the Australian Mainland

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