Yvette vs. world: Spring edition

It’s that time again, spring is springing. Jasmine fills the nostrils, blossoms bloom, baby birdies chirp and the sun comes out (in between rain and gale-force winds if you’re in Melbourne). A perfect time to reflect, renew and try some new things on my quest to being the best version of Vettie I can be.Continue reading “Yvette vs. world: Spring edition”

Negative Ninnies

Are you surrounded by negative ninnies? You know the type. Debbie and Dave Downer who always seem to be there reminding you of the black lining, the thunderclouds overhead, the glass half empty, the what-if-it-doesn’ts? We are greatly impacted by those we surround ourselves. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five peopleContinue reading “Negative Ninnies”

I get by with a little help from my friends

Did you think that I’m functioning as a normal person all on my own? Oh no, I have a team of specialists working around the clock on it. It’s taken time and money to realise the benefits of having a team of experts on your side. You know that Seinfeld episode where George says, ‘OhContinue reading “I get by with a little help from my friends”

Help me help you

Hello, my name’s Yvette and I’m an addict. My addiction du jour? Self-help books. All kinds, I’m not discriminating. Books about worthiness, happiness, wealthiness, cleanliness (it’s surely next to godliness!). Sell it to me with the promise of brighter better me at the end and I’m a sucker for it. I’m a slave for you.Continue reading “Help me help you”

Wishful Drinking

Now I must admit that I stole the title from Carrie Fisher’s (RIP Queen) excellent memoir but it’s such a good one. I’ve done a lot of wishful drinking in my time. Wishing to change my mood, fill the void, escape loneliness or boredom or just plain wishing for another drink. I’m pleased to reportContinue reading “Wishful Drinking”

Socially Sober

I spent 2 weeks off social media and survived! How did I do it? How did I find it? What have I learnt? What did I miss in the land of the Kardashians and cat videos? As part of my Yvette vs. the world challenges, a dear reader-thanks Melissa-suggested a social media break. At firstContinue reading “Socially Sober”

All in

I’ve been thinking about the advice we are sometimes given by well meaning parents, teachers and members of the general public. ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, ‘have something to fall back on’, ‘get a balanced education’, ‘don’t rock the boat’. Obviously this is coming from a place of protection and concern andContinue reading “All in”

Yvette vs. the world

I’m going to give myself challenges like I’m a little guinea pig. Things I want to try or do or experience. I’m a scaredy cat though so I doubt there will be anything involving heights or going upside down or spinning around. This may need to be considered on a case by case basis. I’veContinue reading “Yvette vs. the world”