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joy memories_2woah. it’s been an emotional past few weeks since I have written a #joyMemories post. Sorry lovelies, I haven’t been feeling mentally well and this week assessment period made everything very stressful very quickly. I feel so tired and exhausted… unable to fit in the time to cook my weekly family dinners which i’m missing a lot. But i’m grateful for the next 3 weeks as I won’t have Uni classes, so I can rest a little and take things slower. Something i’m looking forward to is Winter finally coming to an end. I honestly couldn’t be more excited to welcome spring with open arms, because that means I can start planning road trips again.
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Raw Weetbix Tart

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shot by: Joyce Wong (ms_jwong)
I like to call this raw tart a mix between a breakfast and dessert because I’m using weetbix, but it’s in the form of a tart! It’s a fancy, indulgent but healthy breakfast – with a fudgy and creamy texture from the sweet medjool dates and yoghurt. Don’t worry, it’s quite simple to make because most of the directions uses the food processor or it’s scooping yoghurt into the tart case. You can add any kind of fresh fruit or crumble/muesli mix to garnish on top… there really is so many flavour combinations to create with this raw tart. ♥ Happy breakfast lovelies.

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joy memories_2I can’t believe it’s already August. The end of year is coming in 4 months. how crazy does that sound? Before you know, christmas will be here… and then new new years… and then goodbye 2016! woah. I don’t think i’m mentally ready for that to be honest.
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joy memories_2what a week.
i’ve spent this sunday doing absolutely nothing, when I really should have studied. I didn’t get through all my readings, and I have Uni tomorrow (oh dear). The truth is, i’ve been so tired lately and my anxiety has been pretty crippling. I’m not too sure what it is, or why I am feeling this way – but my heart doesn’t feel settled. My emotions have been up and down like a rollercoaster.
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joy memories_2Uni starts again next week, and I feel pretty nervous. I don’t know why i am feeling this way to be honest. When i finished last semester, I made the decision to continue part time study – and I think I feel at peace with this conclusion… but then why do i feel the need to explain myself to some people? or feel uncomfortable with more ‘freedom’ and ‘time’ on my hands? It reminds me of the way i felt a few weeks ago with my holidays; that sense of doubt? It’s a strange feeling.

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joy memories_2This week has been filled with ups and downs – at times quite emotional, and other times I am overwhelmed with the support i have behind me. The fact that I can feel thankful for these small moments, is a blessing and a miracle for me. There is always good and bad in life, and though the good takes extra effort for me to see and cherish – i hope that I will hold onto these moments to pull me through. I only have one week left of holidays now – so my focus is to enjoy this next week. I want to soak up the extra time I have to do the things i want to do… the things that make me happy.

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joy memories_2It’s always interesting to see my weekly round up. When it’s holidays, the days become a blur and I don’t really know what i’ve been doing every day. Everything’s becoming pretty real now – with the holidays coming to an end soon and uni results released. I still feel pretty stuck about where my life is going… and all the while I just feel like i’m getting older but not much has changed? Don’t get me wrong, I love my life… but the uncertainty of it all scares me so much. I don’t have the answers that will help me get to where I want to go, and that’s scary.

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joy memories_2 I’m not sure why, there’s a feeling in my stomach that gets tied in knots when I start to feel good about these holidays? It’s quite odd and uncomfortable, but the truth is – I am really enjoying this extra time to chill, to cook whatever i want, to have spontaneous naps and just feel like I am doing… absolutely nothing. Maybe deep down I am waiting for permission to feel like I have a reason to feel good about these holidays, but why should I be feeling like this?
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Baked bananas

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shot by: Joyce Wong (ms_jwong)
Every winter, I struggle. For some reason, my body is quite sensitive to the cold weather. Physically my joints feel tight, mentally i feel myself retract and, spiritually i tend to feel disconnected from the world. But this Winter season, I have tried to be more experimental with my breakfasts. That’s when i created this baked banana snack.

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