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Hello fellow Dreamers, Creatives and Explorers!

We would like to welcome you to the month of September! As we warmly greet the start of Melbourne Spring time, of longer days and warmer mornings, we also acknowledge  that half of 2014 is now behind us.

At this time of year, what we have encountered, people who either; have dreams, are working towards their dreams, or are still yet to discover what their dream might be.

For most of us, we may be nearing the end of a school year, a university semester, another job, or even a big adventure. And all too often we can find ourselves at a bit of a crossroads, concerning where we see ourselves or whether our present circumstances match to our dreams.

As we ourselves (Val and Vess!) are in the midst of a first job, two internships and freelance work, we have been lucky enough to be encouraged and inspired along the way. The journey to reaching ones dreams is not dependent on simply luck and good fortunate (although it is always welcomed) but is often filled with resilience, questioning, self evaluation and persistence.It takes courage and bravery, not in a loud robust way, but in a quiet independent strength that comes from an unshakable hope that your dreams will someday become a reality.

So that’s what we want to do. This month, you question your future in Year 12, as you work in that internship, as you send numerous job applications, we want to be there for you. We want to remind you everyday, that you have the capacity to be who you desire to be and create all that you have dreamt in your imagination. We want to be there for you, to provide you with stories of hope and passion, stories of people who have “done it too”. We want you to come here and be motivated and refreshed, especially when the times get tough. You can do it. We want you to. 🙂

With Love
Val and Vess

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VANESSA BONG   –  Founder & Content Executive
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling.  She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram


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VALERIE BONG   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Melbourne. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin 


What you can expect this month:

Inspiring through Instagram
We are planning on FLOODING Instagram with Inspirational quotes, drawings and pictures to LIFT your spirit and INSPIRE the people around you!  We want to create a movement of go-getters. People who want to see others chase their passions and believe in their dreams. Please do feel free to regram/repost/retweet! Let’s do this together!

Every Wednesday
You can count on an amazing feature post showcasing the work of AMAZING people. Stories of an accountant and designer opening their own waffle business, two young Canadians travellling through Australia and Europe, innovators, travellers, photographers, inventors and designers, we are planning to connect you with a bunch of people to inspire all of us to never give up on our dreams.

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  • lisforolive 01/09/2014 at 11:36 am

    GUYS. I friggen adore this post! You guys are so damn inspirational!

    • Val & Vess 01/09/2014 at 12:15 pm

      LIV! that’s so encouraging! Thankyou so much! Can’t wait to see your next post on lisforolive!!! So glad you like it!! X

  • Susan 02/09/2014 at 12:07 am

    Agreed, this post is delightful! I love the pictures, balloons, the inspiration and can’t wait for more!!

    • Val & Vess 02/09/2014 at 4:47 am

      Thank you Susan!! Brilliant start of the month for all of us! Let’s reach inspiration together! X

  • shonaroo 02/09/2014 at 7:59 am

    This is definitely one of the most beautiful posts you have done! The photos and quotes are absolutely sublime! xxx

    • Val & Vess 02/09/2014 at 9:29 am

      Thankyou amazing Shona. Be on the look out for some amazing people being featured on the Blog this month! Feeling so inspired and uplifted from everyone’s encouragement!