Staring at my laptop, I'm frozen more often than I am compelled to write. Writer's block hit me as soon as 'Sobriety is an Island' was published on Discovered. A moment of venting during a visit from my brother blew up my blog. Since then, I am unable to write without feeling an incredible sense of responsibility. … Continue reading Noise
Twenty three years ago, I went to see my third-favourite-band. I was awestruck. Star-struck. Wonder-struck. This band, my third-favourite-band, were rocking out right in front of me. The singer was a magnet, drawing every teenage girl in the room to him like the Pied Piper of young hearts. His long hair swung over his face … Continue reading When your rock stars fall
Last night, thanks to a post by beautiful G over at Bone & Silver, I sat still for eleven minutes and watched outstanding young person Emma Gonzalez give that speech in response to the shooting tragedy at her high school in Florida. I had Mr 17 watch it with me. For eleven minutes, we were … Continue reading What the world needs now is not teachers with guns
I spent the majority of today with that "scratchy" feeling. Pissed off. Annoyed. Everything got to me. The kids. My health. Work tomorrow. Traffic. Money. I was headed down a very long path to Woe is Me. Every move I made, I annoyed myself. I haven't been writing. I'm just existing, which is a feeling … Continue reading Reaching out
As soon as I opened my eyes this morning, around 5:28am, I had an epiphany. For the next twelve months, I am only going to be 70% operational, and that's okay. I am in total acceptance of my ongoing mediocrity as a human. What a wonderful start to this random Tuesday. I am NOT going … Continue reading 70% operational
Well. Friday was our National Day. The day to dig out your Aussie flags and singlets, paint your face and wave your sparkler around in order to celebrate being Australian. There is a lot of discussion happening about whether this particular date is appropriate to celebrate this particular event. These discussions have been happening for … Continue reading Australia Day?
I have been podcast mad since I quit drinking. I am always on the look out for a new, interesting podcast. I can't get enough of them. A few weeks ago, I discovered The Minimalists podcast. Ah-may-zing. I can't believe how late to this game I am! Did you know you can be a minimalist … Continue reading Decluttering for the soul