Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CanTeen Christmas Cherub :)

Wow , I haven't posted in ages !
But , I have been keeping myself extremely busy !
So , as you all know , it's Christmas soon . And Christmas is a time for sharing and caring .
I've decided to become a CanTeen Christmas Cherub :)
Basically , I've signed up to collect donations for CanTeen .
And any help would be muchly appreciated :)
Donate here :)

In other news , the CanTeen Northland Chritmas party is coming up , tomorrow in fact . And all the last minute details are being finalised today . Because I'm the president , it's my job to oversee everything + make sure that it runs as smoothly as possible . And so far , all's good . Fingers crossed it stays that way .

I also changed my Twitter name to Fridgeee .

Better go finalise those plans !

Love Fridge :) xxx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Up + Coming Leaders ♥

The amazing up + coming leaders of CanTeen New Zealand ♥
So the weekend just been , I spent with an amazing group of CanTeeners.
These are the up and coming leaders of CanTeen , and I can't wait to see how they change things !
Every single person I met this weekend is beautiful , both on the inside and the outside . And the changes they make will be for the better , no doubt about it :)
I'm so glad to have had the chance to meet these people . Each and every one of them is super supportive and ready to be there when someone needs them .

Over the course of the weekend , we learnt about 'the fish philosophy' , thought seriously about our 'big rocks' and discussed values .
The Fish Philosophy . Fish!
Basically , play , be there , make their day and choose your attitude .
Play : Make the work fun . In our case , fundraising . Because we're a non-profit organisation , we rely on the public for most of our funds . So during October , when we have our Bandanna Challenge , we need to make it fun . For us and the 'customers' .
Be There : Even if they're not going to buy anything , talk to them . Smile at them and
Make Their Day . That way they see that we're having fun and trying to include them in it :)
Choose Your Attitude : Downer moods are no fun :( Make the choice to be happy as soon as you wake up . There's always something to laugh about . It's a choice , simple . Say yes to opportunities , risk is rewarded . No-one has ever gone blind looking at the bright side of life :)
Don't be a 2D square , be a 3D cube . ← favourite quote of the weekend :)

Seems pretty basic right ? Now to put it into practice , and so far so good :D

Rocks .
There's big rocks , and there's small rocks .
In other words , goals . The small rocks are the stepping stones that lead up to the big rock .
Which , in my case , is to graduate nanny school :)
We went down to the river , and picked a rock each .
We then painted these rocks , first with a background colour , and then with a word/phrase .
My word ? Nanny .
To remind me everyday that that is what I'm leading up to in life , with every choice I make , I need to keep in mind that some things will affect the future .

Values .
Everyone has them .
What're yours ?
At CanTeen , we have 6 values .
Life Live .
Keep It Real .
Own It .
One Team .
Respect .
Do It Right .
Your values will most likely differ from these . But I love these values . They've been a part of my life for nearly 5 years . :)

Our Rocks :)
The 'Gang' :P
Haha at the airport :)

'We also took heaps of photos , some pretty cool ones , other's not so cool haha .

Love Fridge :) ♥

Proud Parents :P

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Twitter , Country + Cousins ♥

So , I'm extremely into twitter right now !
I love the trends and keeping up with what the celebs are doing .
And I love that I can update it just by texting my tweet to a certain number . Pretty cool .
You guys should follow me :)

I'm really into country music at the moment .
Here's why :
JakeOwen-BarefootBlueJeanNight  Jake Owen is amazing !
ScottyMcCreery-TheTroubleWithGirls  Scotty McCreery won American Idol season 1O .
RodneyAtkins-FarmersDaughter  I found this guy on Youtube ,  and I'm so glad I did !
BillyCurrington-PeopleAreCrazy Also found him on Youtube , he's pretty cool .
TaylorSwift-TeardropsOnMyGuitar  She is simply amazing . I've been listening to her songs for so long ! This is one of the first that I started listening to , way before New Zealand even knew about her , and I'm so glad she's still bringing new songs out . And coming to New Zealand next year !
SaraEvans-SudsInTheBucket  I found her on Youtube , this song is pretty damn cool !
BlakeShelton-HoneyBee Footloose There's two songs here , honeybee and footloose . Both are amazing !

There are so many country artists out there , and I like a lot more than just the ones I've listed . If I listed all the ones I like , then this blog would be super long ! And you would get bored before you even got halfway . All of the artists I did list , have more than just the songs I linked , and I recommend you check them out if you like the linked ones .

Quinn + Alex ♥
Today at school , my Early Childhood class had an 'open day' where we were allowed to take our little kids in . Well , our families little kids , we're all a bit young ! I took my two cousins in , they're so adorable ! It was really fun , and it got the whole class involved , because the 3 year old is definitely not shy ! And the 9 month old kinda has to stay with whoever picks him up :)

Love Fridge :) xxx

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fears Vs Dreams .

Tonight , I went bowling with the Northland CanTeen crew :)
It was so much fun !
I didn't win :(
But I had fun , and that's what counts right ?

Last night , I went shopping . Online at TWLOHA .
Fears Vs Dreams Logo From TWLOHA .
And one of the things that stood out to me , on their actual website ( twloha ) was the Fears Vs Dreams tab . I clicked it , and it took me here : . It made me wonder , what are my fears and dreams ? If I was asked that question , I actually would have to think about it . So I've been thinking about it all day .
Fears : Rejection . Failure . To End Up Alone .  Letting Other Peoples Opinions Of Me Bring Me Down .
Dreams : To Live Overseas And Help Others As Much As Possible . To Become A Nanny . To Be Accepted For Who I Am .To Save A Life . To Find Someone Whom I love And Who Loves Me Unconditionally .
What are your fears and dreams ?

Love Fridge xxx

Monday, October 3, 2011

Introducing Fridge :)

Hey guys ,
I'm Fridge :)
I'm 17 and currently live in New Zealand . I'm a Kiwi , and proud of it :)
Backing Black always , but especially for the Rugby World Cup 2011 ! Pretty proud of our country for the way it's hosting the games to be honest . Didn't think we'd have anything done in time . Super gutted that Dan Carter can't help the team bring the cup home ! He's my fave , followed closely by Ritchie McCaw (The Captain) and Israel Dagg (Sexy Beast that he is) .

The Empowering Self group of 2O11 :) x
I'm part of the amazing organisation CanTeen , which supports young people living with cancer . So basically , if you or a brother or sister has had cancer (even if they passed away) , you're aged between 13 + 24 and you live in New Zealand , you can join . For Australia , there's a few different things , check them out here CanTeen Australia . And for the Kiwis , CanTeen . Even if you're not eligible to join , you can still visit each of these sites and donate or become a volunteer .
I'm actually the President of the Northland branch in New Zealand , my Vice-President , Elliot , is absolutely amazing as are the rest of our members . We do a lot of fun activities , like Summer + Winter Camps (where we swim + ski/snowboard) , Relax weekends (patients only!) and some smaller stuff , like just going to the movies or tenpin bowling . There are National Programmes , which are simply awesome to go on . I've been on quite a few myself , and I've enjoyed every one of them . I learn heaps every time I go , even if I've been on that particular camp before . One of the best ones is R.E.A.L , which is pretty much letting go of grief , which , let's face it , everyone with a cancer experience has . All of my Best Friends , I've met on National Programmes , and they're all amazing . Especially my very Best Friend , Sakii (check out his blog here : Sakii !) Anything you need to know about Fashion , ask him !
But not everything we do is fun . Like the funeral that some members attended a few weekends ago for an 18 year old boy . His name is Isaac , and he has definitely left his mark on everyone that knew him . Most amazing guy ever . RIP Isaac Poole xxx .
We also do a lot of fundraising , like sausage sizzles and head shaves . During the month of October every year , our major fund-raisers are happening all over the country . So buy a bandanna , support the 1 in 3 young New Zealanders that get diagnosed , and have a bandanna moment , not an awkward one . Bandanna Challenge Advert 2O11 .

Next year , I'm moving out of home and I'm going to live two hours South of my hometown , to do a nanny course . I absolutely adore little kids , and watching them grow up and develop .They learn so fast ! I'm really excited but super nervous as well . After completing this course , I plan to move overseas , maybe Australia , maybe Canada . Depends what jobs are on offer at the time .

I'm a big believer in the TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms) charity . The work they do is awesome , they're a non-profit movement dedicated to finding help and presenting hope for people struggling with depression , addiction , self-harming and suicide .It exists to encourage , inform , inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery . Everyone has the right to live , and no one should feel like they have to leave . Their official website is so go check it out and see if there's anything you can do to help :)

My Fish looks like this :)
Other than that , I'm pretty shy , stick to myself a lot . I love music ! And reading/writing . My Family and Friends mean the world to me . (Friends meaning CanTeeners) . I own a very fat cat , and a cute little fish :) Neither of whom have names . Oh and Fridge , obviously , isn't my real name , it's just something my little sister calls me (I call her Dryer) and due to the past , I've decided to remain anonymous .

Love Fridge :) xx