Hello again! I’m back for a new year, which, by rights, feels as though it is starting properly now. It’s February. School holidays are over, the kids are back at school, routines are starting to be re-established, and we’re now looking forward. Hello, 2018, here we come! Before it’s lost completely, I don’t want to … More School holidays end and new adventures begin
Pausing from doing all the things and getting all the things done to reflect on what Christmas really means – it’s about relationships, and not, at core, about getting all the things done.
Oh, and I bring you a fairly dodgy poem to capture this – my gift to you!
A break between jobs has given me time for the important things in life. The break’s over now and working life commences again. This pause showed me the value of slowing down and being present, rather than rushing and missing the opportunity to take stock! … More Learning how to not waste time
What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Isn’t the quote above lovely? It’s so relevant at the moment, as I end one stage of life, and begin a new one. … More Self trust: Making a beginning from a workplace ending
I never thought I’d see the day – my week as a Richmond AFL supporter … More AFL Grand final week on the Richmond Footy bandwagon
Originally posted on Home Base:
I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly clingy parent. I’ve happily let my kids go to play at other people’s homes and have sleepovers from a fairly young age (hey, I’ve even encouraged them – the peacefulness when we have a break from each other can be so lovely!)…
In the scale of life’s problems, the sound of someone sniffing might not seem a big issue. But, now that fingernails running down a blackboard is no longer a thing (thank you, whiteboards, projectors and new technology), loud and persistent sniffing is probably the sound I find most grating (followed closely by a whining call … More Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city
I have a belief that we tend to care more about the things we notice. And, in reverse, if we want to see changes made, or treasure and protect those aspects we value, we first need to pay attention to them. It’s true for our lives – what we choose to put our energy … More What I’m learning: Why you can’t see a forest all at once
When the story of my dreams vanished in the cold light of day – reality strikes … More The book that never was : it takes more than a dream
At the beginning of this year, I set myself a single guiding word : Trust. I was tired of holding back, not trying different things, seeing a path that might be worth following if I would only take a risk. I was tired of being halfhearted in lots of areas of life, of limiting the … More The impact of trusting more: a midyear personal stocktake