Hi and welcome to my site.
My name is Laura & I’m a 24 year old who currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
My blog has become the place for me to share my life with the world in whatever way I feel like at the time. I try my hardest to blog on a regular basis (when university allows). I have an unhealthy obsession with bubble tea, fresh juice, certain drinks at starbucks & I can not survive without sushi once a week. My music taste is equally as awkward as my love for a big bowl of steaming hot noodles.
I lost an entire person worth of weight when I was 20 years old & I have not looked back. Losing that weight dramatically changed the way I thought about food, the way I prepared my food and the way I enjoy my food. I became more aware of the food I was putting into my body & started to become very interested in the nutritional side of food.
This interest in nutrition lead me into university where I am currently undertaking my bachelor’s degree in Science, where I’ve chosen Biochemistry as my major. Since commencing my life as a student, studying full-time, I have changed the way I write this blog. I have been writing about what it feels like to be a student at university who likes to be healthy.
On November 11th, 2000 my life was changed forever. My local swim team had their usual swim meet and I was eager and excited to participate. I had signed up for multiple races one of which included the 100-meter breaststroke. This race began at the shallow end of the pool and even at the young age of 12, I knew diving into 900 cms of water wasn’t the brightest idea. Being the obedient swimmer I was I stood on the diving block anyways to begin my race. Within seconds my life was changed forever. The starting block I was standing on wasn’t at all stable and I fell face first and hitting my chin on the bottom of the shallow end of the pool.
The impact of the fall caused a whiplash effect in turn breaking my spinal cord, leaving me paralyzed from the neck down with little mobility in my arms. I have always been a resilient person and this has helped me cope with this life changing event I experienced. Dealing with a spinal cord injury is quite a traumatic experience however I was able to be strong, accept my injury, and move forward in my life.
It wasn’t an easy thing to accept by any means but I wasn’t about to give up on life because of the situation I was placed in.
That is my story and this blog is my life. These are my adventures, misadventures and everything in between.
Enjoy the ride – I sure am!