Dear Diary

Dear Diary,  I saw Ryan today. He was standing near my locker. Jjsskkkcccc jskkcchhcccjjjjsss!!! I had just come back from PE so hope I didn’t look fug. If I did…FML! Also, am having mac and cheese for dinner (my 2nd fave after beef strog) and listening to Taylor on Spotify on repeat. So, I guessContinue reading “Dear Diary”

Book Friends

Shhhhh it’s a LIBRARY. I’ve rediscovered the joys of the library; DVDs, magazines, comfy couches, the heater cranked up and of course…many book friends. Here’s 2; The Joyful Frugalista by Serina Bird Grow your cash, be savvy with your money and live abundantly. “A frugalista is someone who lives the good life, the fashionable life,Continue reading “Book Friends”

Change it up

Change is natural, change is good, not everybody does it. But everybody should. I’ve become a stickler for routines and consistency. The same lunch and route to work. Roast vegetables and Bell Street. When I was younger, I’d make changes lightly. Like moving to Melbourne from Sydney just cos my friend was. Shedding houses andContinue reading “Change it up”

Courage over comfort

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brené Brown I’m a bitContinue reading “Courage over comfort”

I ship us: part 2

All aboard the Relation Ship! Thanks for joining me again in this humble vessel as we sail into Friendship Harbour and Family island. Friendsies Friends go jogging at the track. Friends borrow money never pay it back. Friends do not let friends do crack. Friends go out and grab a snack. Flight of the ConchordsContinue reading “I ship us: part 2”

I ship us

Part 1 of 2 No man is an island (apparently) and relationships with others are inevitable. But negotiating these can sometimes be a minefield. Does he like me? Is she mad at me? Why are they always too busy? I said I was FINE! How can we navigate the sometimes stormy seas in our relationContinue reading “I ship us”

Nothing you want is upstream

I love the Law of Attraction and especially enjoy the funny and clear ways it’s explained by Abraham Hicks (many of their conversations with audiences you find on YouTube are enlightening comedy gold). Recently I’ve been thinking about this gem of an analogy from them; we could all be floating and flowing along the riverContinue reading “Nothing you want is upstream”

Intentional

I oft can be spotted stumbling through my day…dropping stuff, bumping into furniture (why pointy edged coffee table? Why?!), forgetting to buy items in the supermarket (why cat food? why?!) and acting and reacting in unhelpful ways (why negative ninny thoughts? Why?!) It’s easy for hours, days and weeks to slip away while I stumbleContinue reading “Intentional”

New year, more me

Well, I’m sure we’re all au fait with the ‘new year, new me’ phenomenon which sees gym memberships spike rapidly and then attendance plummet swiftly after a fortnight. But this year I’m trying something different, to allow myself to surrender to being ‘more me’. Not the watered down me or the more socially acceptable meContinue reading “New year, more me”

5 More First Dates

The Lunch Date I was: Nervous, wrapped up, plait swinging. It started with: Me going to hug him as he held out his hand to shake mine. He was: Intense. Wry. To –the- point. Buttoned-up. Reminded me of: Alan Rickman. We talked about: Travel. Sydney. War. Property. We laughed about: Me insisting he try theContinue reading “5 More First Dates”