Today it begins

I have been dabbling with writing for as long as I can remember. Wanting to be a writer but fearful that I am not good enough. A common fear amongst would be writers I am sure. For the past 30 years (eeeeeekkkkkk) since I was rejected for a journalism cadetship at a Melbourne newspaper, I…

When in Rome

Arrived in Rome after 29 hours of travel (door to door) and the gods were truly smiling by giving me an entire row of four to myself on the first leg. Horizontal sleeping in cattle class on a plane is a little less uncomfortable than vertical sleeping. I had about 7 hours of sorta dozing,…

Fiction vs Fixin

I love to read. I don’t do as much of it as I would like but the love is still there. My husband can vouch for this because he is the one who has to lift the truckload of boxes of them every time we move house. Note – as a property developer and responsible…

The 99 percent girl

I was watching a presentation given by one of my friends the other day and he was talking about commitment. One of his slides including a simple line which said… 99% commitment is hard. Yep – this statement made so much sense that my mind began to reel at the thought of all the places…

Want more joy in your life?

For those of you who know me or have been following my blogs, you will probably know of my love of Brene Brown. Every time I read something of hers, or listen to a podcast or see her interviewed, it is like she is speaking directly to me. It’s like the universe has sent her…

Judge, jury and executioner

I have been contemplating over the past week or so what it would be like if I didn’t judge a single thing. Not the goings on of the current American President, not the way my friends and family tackle certain aspects of their lives, not the local shop owner who never smiles, not the unfairness…

Like comfy old shoes

Went to pick up our son from the airport last night after his 9-month work/travel adventure in Europe. He is back for a few months (to resupply his living-the-life piggy bank) and then will be off again for another year. I had spent the week or two leading up to his touchdown in Melbourne creating…

Whats my number

I was with my 9 year old niece recently and she was reading to me from one of her Choose your own adventure books (which I remember from my childhood and which I absolutely loved). She is reading and understanding pretty complicated words for her age. When I told her how great I thought her…

Winter loves

I find it quite amusing how much time we spend wishing things were different to what they are. In the middle of summer on those stinking hot days we dream of winter and snuggling up under the doona at night. The moment the temperature drops and boots and woolies get pulled from our cupboards, we…

Will the tears stop?

Have you ever had that feeling that if you started to cry that you might not ever stop? I have that feeling at the moment and I’m not even sure why because everything in my life is so ridiculously, insanely amazing right now. And I mean AMAZING! I have not a single reason to be…

Letting go is not hard

Letting go is not hard to do, it’s friggin impossible. You give birth, you give up your sleep for them, you teach them to walk and talk and read and write. You catch vomit in your bare hands in the middle of the night to avoid having to change the sheets. You wipe their snotty…

Love who you are

We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves. All of us. Yes, even the super-models who appear to look perfect all the time. I guarantee that they look in the mirror and go ‘eeekkkk’ at something. And if it is not their appearance then it is something else – ‘Do people like me’,…