We like our clients to feel connected to our Podiatrists so this month we ask Vanessa a few tricky questions to give us some insight into what makes her tick!

‘What purchases of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months?’

The Sunbeam milk frother. Tried every brand but this one is the best on the market. I have tried soy, almond, and cow’s milk. They FROTH!

I love it because it is:

Easy to use: pour the milk in and press one of the settings.
Easy to clean: Has a wide base and the milk has never stuck to it. All you need to do is rinse with soap and a sponge.
Has 3 settings: cold with froth setting, heating up with no froth, and heats up and froths!

I have been contemplating on whether it is worth getting an air fryer or a microwave for my next Kitchen investment.

“How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?”

I have many failures that have led to where I am now. I would not say I am successful because I feel that I am still on a journey. My most prominent is related to my high school sweetheart relationship of 7 years. Our relationship ended due to my move to the Gold Coast, however looking back it lasted so long due to a feeling of comfort. I moved due to another failure –  I was not able to find my desired job in Melbourne and I was NOT going to live in a country town without a swimming pool! The move left me feeling uncomfortable and afraid of the unknown. But as one chapter closes, another one begins. In this new chapter I was able to hold my own pen and write my own story and be any character I desired. Every decision was mine. Every struggle was mine. And on the upside, every success was mine. Having the ability to crave your own destiny feels empowering.

“What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?”

I love running in the dark. At night, nothing looks the same as in the daylight. My senses heighten and my focus is tuned. I feel my inner animal kicking in as if I have evolved.

“In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?”

Sleeping earlier. 8pm to 8.30pm is my usual sleep time now. When I was living in Melbourne I would usually sleep anywhere ranging from 10pm to 1am. Now I can’t even imagine staying up that late. Because I sleep at that time, it ensures I will have at least 8 hours of sleep. This means that if I wake up after 4.30am it means I will have extra sleep. The only time I have to wake up at 4.30am is when I cycle. The other days when I run in the morning, I get to sleep in 🙂

“What advice would you give to a smart, driven university student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?”

I used to be afraid of adversity and failure. Hence why I have stayed in my first relationship for so long. I have learnt that it is okay to fail. Don’t beat yourself up over it. Reflect on the event and what you have learnt from it and how you can move forward. Every failure is a learning opportunity and every adversity is not a problem but a puzzle that needs to be solved. And don’t worry. The sun will shine and the earth will spin tomorrow.

“When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?”

I would scribble or type whatever is on my mind. Especially if I feel I have too much on. Whether it is a situation or having to change my eating schedule, hobbies, work, morning routine and night routine etc. I will then go back and try to reorganise it until it is clear. I like a plan!


Thanks Vanessa, we feel we know so much more about you now 🙂

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