Going Self-Hosted | Last Post On Here | World Mental Health Day | 10 October 2018

Hello!

I’ve moved my blog to SELF-HOSTED, aaaa! Never did I think I would do this!

My website isn’t 100% complete yet but please scroll to the bottom, pop in your email and subscribe!

My website is: https://www.smartpowersuccess.com/

I have two blogs on there so far — I would appreciate the feedback!

I’m thinking about transferring some of the blogs on here over to my new website, however I’m not sure whether I will do this… let me know your thoughts!

Grace, xoxo.

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Who Am I? What Do I Do? How Do I Help The World? | Sept 30 | 7:50pm

I am a social media Influencer, course creator, content creator, lifestyle blogger, drop-shipper, business & lifestyle coach, entrepreneur and business owner AND A STUDENT!

I love helping people to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I like to help people to succeed in their businesses and in their lives in general. I help people to have that balance between work and life and focus on self-care and that mental happiness.

I will leave my links below. I am currently in the process of building onto my blog, and my shopify store but I would appreciate you checking it out!

Thank you!

http://nubeginningboutique.nsproducts.com/

https://pastelpinkplans.wordpress.com/

https://thyme-travel.myshopify.com/

Oh. My. Goodness. | Sept 29 | 6:45pm

Oh. My. Goodness.

You don’t know how proud I am of myself… I have so much going for me at the moment and right now I’m going to explain all that… SO… First things first, on the 4th of September, I applied to Australian College of Applied Psychology to study a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counseling. I found out I was accepted on September 6, which I thought was amazingly fast. I received an email from my assigned course advisor at ACAP telling me I was accepted and in that email I received the classes that I could choose from, the workshops that will be happening, a day for the orientation and also a form for the HECS-HELP loan & asking me to send in identification and certification in order to start the enrolment process.

I sent all this information in and on September 7th I was officially greeted as a Navitas/ACAP dual-degree student 👩🏼‍🎓 On the Thursday before week one (13th), I travelled to Sydney for the ACAP orientation day for new students. We were shown around the campus and had a trial lecture.

On September 18th it was time for me to move to Sydney. I got on a bus and was on my way. Once I reached Sydney Central, I got an Uber from there, to the house in Strathfield in which I will be living.

It is a pretty old house, but the people here are lovely and it will do for the time being.

I had my first day of uni the day after moving and it was a good first day; a good first time on campus university experience.

The first two weeks have gone by SO SO SO quick! And I’ll be making my way into week 3 this coming week where all the good content will start, yay 😃

Another thing that’s going for me right now are my businesses. As you may not know I run a variety of businesses in order to make ends meet while studying.

The work I do is e-commerce/drop-shipping, Nuskin, affiliate marketing, monetised blogging, bnb professional annnnd lifestyle and business coaching!

I really enjoy what I do and everything is coming together nicely with my first woppaaa pay check due in on Monday which I will try to remember to share with you guys! 👩🏼‍💼🔥 Another thing that I am proud of at the moment is the fact that I have moved 5-6 hours away from my mum whom I have lived with for the majority of my life (apart from about 2 & a bit years).

This move is a big step for me as, with all my mental health issues, my autism, and other diagnoses etc, I used to 1. Rely on my mother a ton, 2. Need therapy often which would cost a fortune and I would have to rely on my mother for those payments and 3. Last year, or even a couple of months ago, I would not have been able to do this. And, not only that, I’ve relied on my mother financially for the entirely of my life (apart from those 2+ years that I mentioned earlier).

Due to this, I have basically had to bite off more than I can chew in order to get by.

Soooo.. if any of you would like to help me out my paypal email is gracepower133@gmail.com and don’t feel obligated to give, but I do want to say that even $1.00 will help!

So, be proud of your achievements, whether they be big or small & help others out whenever you can! 💁🏼‍♀️

Mwah,

Grace xoxo

Life Update #987654321 (idk) – Monday 24th September – 6:15pm

Wowza.. boy do I have a lot to update you all on.. this is going to be a long-ass blog post updating you on where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing, what I’m doing now, what things are going to look like in terms of my blog from here on out, etc.

First things first, I have moved to Sydney, because, as you may or may not know, I have started a range of Bachelors and haven’t ever finished them. These Bachelors were studied online and just like you’d think, it was very, VERY, V E R Y, VERRRRRY difficult to 1. Understand the work, 2. To find the motivation & 3. Be able to ask for help. So, I decided to drop all those and move to Sydney to study on campus. I am living in Strathfield and studying at Australian College of Applied Psychology in a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counseling. I have just completed my first week which was kind of bland, but have just started week two today and it’s starting to look a little bit more fun, and interesting now – I can’t wait to really get into the content and learn more! Hopefully it helps me to learn with being on campus. I have definitely met some people, socialised, gained some confidence and come out of my shell a little bit.

As well as the studies, I am still working my Nuskin business and really succeeding which is nice, considering I have been in the business almost 10 months now!

I also had a webinar today to start my own business in blogging and content creating, e.g., being an influencer – I am so excited about it!

I have also changed my phone over (my 12 months of my plan was up so I could get a new phone), so I dropped my plan – seeing as I have wifi a lot here in Sydney at the student accommodation and at the university – and decided to get the iPhone X, which I am loving!

I am now going to open up the floor to you guys! Ask me some questions! I am an open book!

Would you all like to also see and updated What’s On My iPhone X?!

Grace xoxo

I experienced sleep paralysis.

16 June 2018 10:14am

I think I just experienced sleep paralysis for the first time and it was terrifying.

I had my usual recurring nightmare about my step father sexually assaulting me that I’ve been having since I was 12 or so, but it was longer and continued further than usual. I screamed and woke up but couldn’t respond for awhile. I laid there with tears streaming down my face and really wanted to grab my phone but couldn’t for about 3-5 minutes.

I started to get some trauma therapy for this.

They said to write the nightmare down, then write it again but recreate it into a dream, to burn the nightmare one & read the dream one often…they said like when I see him come into my room, then to say something for him to go away or think that a swarm of eagles or lions come in and attack him or something. But it’s just so hard.. it’s like I can’t stop him. It’s so real and scary.

Life Update – Where have I been? | Blindness… 01 May 2018

Hello my corner of the inter-webs!I haven’t been posting too regularly, just here and there. But here is why…I have been losing my eye sight quite rapidly lately which is a bit of a bummer but I met up with an Orientation & Mobility worker on the phone for one session and I have now started to take Braille lessons and soon will receive my cane and take lessons for that, too!I’m taking to the whole Braille thing pretty well, it was stressful at the start but wow- I’m essentially learning another language, just like learning anything, a new instrument, language, whatever it is, it’s tough.It’s also super freaking scary to wake up the next day and have your eye sight drop down dramatically just overnight.But! There is some perks about being blind, lol.I have been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, Nystagmus and am experiencing Retinal Detachment 😦 but I know I’ll be okay and that I will adapt! 💪🏼❤️I’ve been watching Molly Burke and a few other fellow blind humans on YouTube to help me learn about blindness, etc. as well has how to adapt.I went to see The Script LIVE in Sydney with my amazing boyfriend last weekend and I actually fractured my left foot 😫 by thinking stairs were a ramp and falling in the dark! 😧 #blindgirlproblems and I am now on crutches.. but I have been walking on it since crutches are no fun!We also saw Eels vs. Tigers this weekend just been and hopefully will be seeing Eels vs. Sharks this weekend coming 💛💙💪🏼 (oh, and yeah, Jesse has converted me to Eels 🤦🏼‍♀️ from Tigers 🐯 oops, I’m a traitor 🙃🙃🙃 ).How is everyone?! ❤️❤️❤️Gracie xoxo