Freedom = Security

“Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security”. E.R. Stettinius, Jr.  Back in the day I used to think that my idea of hell would be a stable job, secure home in the suburbs and sensible rubber boots. I wanted to be free damn it. Now…it seems almost the opposite for I’ve realisedContinue reading “Freedom = Security”

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”

What I’m….

I was inspired by the shiny bit of the Sunday paper where the columnists list the things they’re currently interested in. Here are some of mine. What… I’m listening to… Podcast: WILOSOPHY with Wil Anderson. A long form funny interview chat. His talks with Andy Lee (Episode 103) and Clementine Ford (Episode 107) are especiallyContinue reading “What I’m….”

Have Mercy!

Have mercy! This is the catch cry of Uncle Jesse (the seemingly ageless John Stamos) in Full House. Gotta love comedy catchphrases. Cut. It. Out. Come on now. TBH, DJ was my hero back in the day.  But, as I often do, I’m linking this piece of pop culture to something self-helpY. Liz Gilbert, warm andContinue reading “Have Mercy!”

If you build it…

“If you build it, he will come”.   This was what Kevin Costner heard a voice say as he wandered through the corn fields in the movie “Field of Dreams”. It inspired him to overcome obstacles and build a baseball diamond in his field which attracts Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerge fromContinue reading “If you build it…”

What would Beyoncé do?

I’m sure the majority of people everywhere ever would join me in saying All Hail Queen Bey. Beyoncé is such a fierce force of femininity and feminism. Since watching her Netflix special ‘Homecoming’ about Bey-chella, I’ve been listening to her whole back catalogue (Destiny ‘s Child days included-Darkchild 99) on Spotify and loving it. ThisContinue reading “What would Beyoncé do?”

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”

Wallow

I used to really enjoy a good cry. Sobs of sadness in the shower, droplets of despair under the doona or teardrops on the dance floor. I’d take to my bed and really wallow in it, roll myself up with it. Now I’ve realised, I’ve become too quick at the reframe, I’m the Flip Queen.Continue reading “Wallow”

Quarterly Review

Yikes! A quarter of the year done and dusted. Well that’s flown. Here’s what I’ve been trying…and God loves a trier after all. Simplification: I find too much physical and mental clutter stress-inducing and irritating and so I’ve been trying to simplify wherever possible. I re-Kondo’d my house in Jan so have been mindful ofContinue reading “Quarterly Review”

Yes, let’s!

I channelled my inner Mr G at an improv class recently. It was initially a bit anxiety-inducing but then it was lots of fun and brought back memories of high school drama class (miming ‘youth issues’) and studying to be a high school drama teacher (terrifying teenagers). The thing I enjoyed most was that weContinue reading “Yes, let’s!”