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Chantelle πŸ’• Fat Mum Slim  πŸ•Ά Living life inspired πŸ“± Blogger πŸ‘­ Mum to two girls πŸ“· Photo A Day creator 🍰 Lover of cake πŸ“ Northern NSW, Australia πŸ’Œ [email protected]

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You can totally do this! πŸ‘Š What? I can totally watch 'Are you the one?' while chilling out? Yes I absolutely-freaking-lately can. If the two toddlers in my house let me. What show are you loving at the moment? πŸ–₯

Late last year I reached a point of total burnout. I was stressed, I wasn't feeling well, and I just couldn't go on any further. It wasn't nice.

I'm lucky to do the work I do, and I count my blessings every day that I get to do what I do, and have the flexibility to be with my girls so much of the time. One of the problems I face is that there's never an end to work. There's no clocking off, and driving home... leaving it all behind me. I struggle with that.

Yes, bring out the violins. πŸ™„

That moment last year when I totally burnt out and stressed up to my eyeballs, I had to take a break. So I switched off. I didn't touch my computer, or phone for a whole week. At first, it took a little bit to adjust... I was so used to filling spare moments with checking Facebook and Instagram, and checking up on emails. Over time I started to feel the stress leave me. I felt the tension leave my shoulders, the headaches stopped and I felt so much better. After the week I was excited about getting back into work. I needed the break. ----------- Read more on my blog why I'm telling you to turn off the tech for a day this weekend. The link is in my profile. #makelifegood

Jumping for joy // Who knew caravan parks could be so fancy?! @rivershoreresort @big4holidayparks #explorebig4 #big4holidayparks #apollocamper

Coral hearts πŸ’› // Lady Elliot Island is made of coral instead of sand, so we spent some time trying to find perfectly shaped coral hearts. This was the winner. She was so stoked with her find.
Aside from the beautiful coral, one of the things I love most about this island is that it's an eco resort, so everything is considered. Plus there was no TV, no mobile reception, and we packed super light, so it as just us and the ocean... and our imaginations; a perfect combo.

So... I was snorkelling with the family and I spotted this guy {who was as big as my eight year old}. Of course my natural instinct was, "Holy smokes! A great white!" πŸ™„ And then to flee the scene. But my family was the total opposite, and knew it was a reef shark... so we swam with him for a bit. Stalked him. Just us and him. Pretty awesome {and slightly scary, for me anyway}. 🦈 #Queensland #ladyelliotisland #southerngreatbarrierreef #visitbundaberg @queensland @ladyelliotislandecoresort

OMG. This place. We just spent two days on Lady Elliot Island and it was just magic. It was the best snorkelling we've experienced, and the added bonus is that we went in right off the beach. We even took Lulu out, she loved it and when she got tired she just hitched a ride on my back and had a rest. We swam with a shark as big as Lacey and sooooo many turtles. I'll share more pics when I come down from this beautiful island high. 🌴🌴🌴 #ladyelliotisland #thisqueensland #southerngreatbarrierreef #visitbundaberg

Home sweet home πŸ’•πŸ‘Œ .
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#thisisqueensland #apollocamper #visitbundaberg #southerngreatbarrierreef

Love her but leave her wild πŸ’• #olympusinspired

Look at these little cuties! May they have a beautiful life. πŸ’•πŸ’ @queensland #thisisqueensland #southerngreatbarrierreef

Yesterday we drove all the way up the coast to beautiful Bundaberg and I got to tick something off the top of my bucket list; seeing baby turtles emerge from their nest and make their way to the ocean. It was as cute and magical as I dreamed.

PHOTO A DAY | from where I stand | #fmspad #fms_fromwhereistand