Welcome to the 3rd addition of ZEST FRIENDS. I am a friend of Jude’s, currently assisting her with Sunday night Insight & what you are reading right now, ZEST FRIENDS! Jude has known me pretty much my whole life. She was my mum’s maid of honour many years ago ( I am 24 years old just to put it in perspective!) I currently live in Sydney, working in the city as a graphic designer and marketing assistant in the head office for Clearskincare Clinics.
What does Zest mean to you and how does this show up in your life?
Zest reminds me of anything that gives you a little buzz in life…weather its that first bite of chocolate…the warm sun on a cold day…sand under your feet at the beach, or even a cuddle from loved ones.
What are your daily non-negotiable’s: your must-haves or must-do’s?
I LOVE a playlist on spotify..it’s a must have during commute to and from work surrounded by hundreds of city goers. I also love a good chia latte as a treat.
Who inspires you and why?
My mum, Tina. She is the most loving and caring mum to 4 grown children ( I am the eldest of 4…3 younger brothers, 21 & 2x 22 year olds…yep twins) Mum raised us in a loving home with Dad and showed us what hard work and dedication looks like. Although we have all flew the nest, she continues to extend her love from afar. She is an extremely hard worker! A great friend to many and also a Warrior! She has fought her health battles in the last 2 years. A young battler of the awful breast cancer monster… She kicked cancer’s butt! Mum is amazing and I will always look up to her.
How have you overcome heartbreak & disappointment, and how did you unbreak your Heart ?
During my short life…I had to get out into the real world after 3 years at University in Brisbane. When I moved to Sydney to pursue my career (plus follow my Boyfriend; a Sailor in the Royal Australian Navy) I applied myself in the hunt for the perfect job. Long story short, I found a great job…but in a cutthroat industry…after just 6 weeks..they fired me. I was so devastated. Being a hard worker and a hard critic on myself, I didn’t feel good enough for the design industry. I doubted myself and went back to retail for nearly a year… during this time my boyfriend was deployed on a regular basis, so I had to rely solely on myself to over come the disappointment and get back on the horse and get THAT DREAM Job.
Tell me about balance in your life and how have you achieved this.
Balance is important to living a happy and healthy life…as cliché as that sounds, its true. I like to have a balance of work life, social life and me time. I am happy in my own company, sometimes that’s just watching Netflix on my own or starting a new book (not a reader, but I try). I like to work out at my local gym. Have drinks with friends. Overall just live life to the fullest. YOLO
What’s upcoming on your agenda?
Work work work at the moment. I just finished did 2 months apart from my boyfriend. He just got back from deployment. Yay… So keeping busy made time fly by. I am looking forward to the end of July, I am going on my FIRST EVER overseas trip for a week..just next door to Queenstown, New Zealand with my boyfriend and our best friends. Snow Trip! So excited.
I have this written in gold foil, hanging in my room.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
A Fun fact about me is ….
- I was an irish dancer for 7 years…my name is irish and I have family history from Ireland. It is on my bucketlist to visit when I get that travel bug!
- I have become a gym addict (5-6 times a week)
- I am a graphic designer. I do some freelance design at home.
- I LOVE social media. Give me a follow on instagram @tara_hanchard_x