Always wear a helmet

My last blog post was in May, so I thought it was probably about time to write another one and fill everyone in on all that's been happening over the last few months.

I landed in Sydney on May 19, with plans for stay for 6 weeks. The trip was intended to be a bit of a break from life in Chiang Mai, to catch up with people, have a rest, and to save up a bit of money. But man I got way more than I bargained for (In a good way)!
By the end of the trip, I had worked full time for an Australian fashion brand, been nominated for Young Australian of the Year, met SO many amazing people, and had the opportunity to speak to the team at Oroton about Sweet Society and the effects of Human Trafficking.

I had a great time in Sydney, but was really keen to get back to Chiang Mai and get working again!
After 2 weeks of being back in Chiang Mai I had a motorbike accident. I won't go into details, mainly because its a pretty lame story, but it could of been much worse, so I'm very grateful.

I had to fly back to Sydney for treatment, and I wanted to be around family. I've fractured my right foot, and will be on crutches for the next 6 weeks.
This is a massive deal for me because I'm quite independent. The thought of having to rely on other people to help me do simple things gives me shivers.
I'd been pretty down since the accident, mainly because I was feeling like it was a big step backwards.
But I've spent all this week by myself in bed, thinking. I'm not going to let this discourage me. If anything, I'm going to use it to fuel the fire I have to see these girls loved and valued and give me more determination to do what I'm doing.

Some people think that God sends us trials to teach us lessons... I don't agree with that. I think he uses trials to help us grow and prepare us for what he has next.

Because this has thrown a very large spanner in the works I've had to rearrange my plans a little, but that's life, and I'm just taking it day by day until I can start running again.

Em xo


The last 4 months...