Choosing to live authentically

I’m Rosalie, a teen lifestyle blogger, big sister, public speaker, event facilitator, TEDx speaker and performer from New Zealand.

By expressing myself I hope to bring you along my journey through self growth and discovery, and allow you to do the same. I hope to share times of true happiness and joy, times full of confusion and feeling lost, and every other moment in between that are a little harder to understand. 

Why I share...

Throughout my life I've found myself putting limits and barriers up, stopping me from reaching my full potential. Being able to express myself through music and writing has helped me work through challenging times. It has given me space to find joy in my small wins, as well as reflecting on mistakes I've made in the past and how to navigate my way through them now.

I exist now to make someone else feel less alone and to be inspired to find their own unique inner beauty, and let it shine.

A performer and musician

I love to write and perform my own music, as well as perform covers, perform in local theatre productions and have taught myself to express who I am through my voice and different instruments. 

I used to think that to be a successful musician or artist I had to have money or the right training, but I have learnt that all you have to be is confident enough to put yourself out there and express yourself whatever way is true to you. 

remind me

Driving through my childhood street It looks different when you're on the brink of 18  It seems like each corner just endlessly  Reminds me of who I used to be  Free  Can you remind me of whoRead more

morning motivations

The sun that cracks through my curtains each morning. The way it forms little rainbows across my bedroom walls.  Snuggles with my cat. A warm and playful welcome into a new day as the smell ofRead more

Finding my Fairy Tale ending

It's hard when you’re at school. Surrounded by some of the things you are trying to run away from. Trying time and time again to be better. To be the person you want to be. The person you know youRead more

Trapped in my own skin

So often I find myself letting everything around me influence my decisions; Instagram ‘Influencers’, lame tik tok trends, random celebrities I obese over for one minute who I think will one dayRead more

Apple crumble

🕒 Cook time: 30 minutes 📝 Prepare time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS: 3-4 apples (peeled and cubed) 100 gram of butter (melted) 1/2 cup of flour 1 /2 cup of rolled oats 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 tspRead more

Just an NZ teen trying to stay afloat

The world is changing so quickly in our present time. Evolving and moving at every minute. But what does this look like for an nz teen trying to stay a float? During quarantine I started noticing andRead more

The art of practicing gratitude

Practicing gratitude is a very powerful way of bringing positivity and goodness into your life, yet not many people have heard of it. So, what is gratitude, how do you practice it, and why is itRead more

Being resilient while drowning in social media

Resilience, surely you have heard the word before? But what does it really mean for you? Staying strong and persevering through tough times can be hard. As teens we can let little things easily getRead more

Easy orange coco bliss balls

🕒 Total time: 10mins + 30mins soak time Makes approx. 10-12 balls INGREDIENTS: 10 dates 1 cup ground almonds 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 Tbsp orangeRead more

What are your 2020 intentions?

As this year is quickly coming to an end and 2020 is right around the corner, we start thinking about creating clear goals for the new year. We often get blocked here, not knowing how to start and mRead more

I am who I am regardless, right?

I hang out with a group of people at lunch. A group I don’t usually hang out with. They give me the vibe that they want me there, but they also make me feel like I don’t belong. Other people makeRead more

Honey, lemon & ginger tea

What's your go-to drink when you're feeling under the weather?  I like to make myself a cup of hot lemon, honey and ginger drink, and curl up in bed. A super simple, and ridiculously easy drink to Read more