Welcome to The Balancing Act! My name is Amelia Bidgood. Life can be tough sometimes and over the last few years I have discovered the importance of ‘balance’. So what is balance? It’s something you have to work towards achieving EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Balance has a different meaning for everyone but for me it’s about looking after myself and creating a happy, healthy and grounded life. I’ve experienced some serious lows and have found myself in some pretty dark places. But with hard work, determination and learning some early life lessons I’ve made some big changes and major improvements. Every day is a battle but you know what they say? Nothing worth having comes easy. So don’t give up!
Hopefully this blog will help you begin your journey to finding balance or help you maintain the balance in your life. Never change who you are, instead work towards being a happier, healthier and more positive version of yourself.
What you’ll find on The Balancing Act:
- delicious recipes
- restaurant reviews
- travel stories, tips, advice and inspiration
- health and wellness tips and advice
- interviews with inspirational people, entrepreneurs and small business owners
- career information
- positive vibes overload
A little about me…
I hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism and public relations and I have experience working in print/broadcast/digital journalism, public relations, media relations, event management, marketing, advertising, digital marketing and social media. I’m currently studying a Certificate IV in Design (specialising in digital design) and I work full-time as a communications professional in the education sector. I have organised events that have involved current and former Prime Ministers’ and prominent public policy experts. I am the food blogger for the Makers’ Collective and I contribute to a New York website, The Peaceful Dumpling. I volunteer at Amnesty International where I manage social media accounts. I am also a freelance Social Media Specialist and founder at Socialite Digital where I work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to build their brand’s social media and digital presence.
I’m also a qualified Beauty Therapist (when I was a teenager I wanted to be a Beauty Editor and work for a high-end magazine) and I have previously managed a beauty salon. I have also volunteered at PANDSI and I have interned at the ABC and Lifeline. I studied new media and digital marketing in the US and I have also worked at and coordinated a booth at an international conference. I was previously a voluntary contributor for the amazing Amanda Whitley and her fabulous creation, HerCanberra. My work has also been published in The Sunshine Coast Daily.
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I’m a home owner, a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a wannabe yogi, lover of the ocean, a creative, a gypsy at heart and an advocate for meditation and fitness. I have battled mental health and I have experienced many confronting and life changing things from a very young age. At times, I feel like I’ve already lived a full life of experiences because I had to deal with ‘mature adult’ things since my early teens. Because of this, I can sometimes be pretty serious but I’m learning to not take life so seriously. I’m a little weird, kind of quirky, eccentric, fun, moody and I dance to the beat of my own drum. I’m in my 20’s and I grew up a small country town in Queensland, Australia. I currently call Australia’s capital city, Canberra, home.
I love hearing and sharing people’s stories! If you have a story to share or know of an amazing inspiring person, entrepreneur or business owner then let’s chat 🙂
My hopes for The Balancing Act…
I have big dreams and goals in life and for The Balancing Act. The Balancing Act will be a resource for you that will help you live a balanced lifestyle and look after your mental health. As well as this I want to raise awareness for mental health issues and work towards achieving equality for all. The Balancing Act is also going to help to reduce national and international poverty and homelessness. So how am I going to do this? It’s a looooong story so I guess you’ll just have to join me for the ride and watch The Balancing Act transform. Eventually all will be revealed. Thanks for reading!
Namaste… A x