Tess was tall and solid, towering over the rest of us kids in the neighbourhood. They had just finished building a large double brick European influenced home at the top of the street nested low within the block but no less dominating. Her family had since become the second owners, within our young lifetime, of … Continue reading I broke into their house.
The biggest struggle in my five year blogging career has been nailing down a niche, something I could define myself as to others, so the brand purpose can easily be recognised. It's literally been the major battle in amoungst all of my writing. Funny thing is, I've been living in my own head. Lately in … Continue reading Do you really need to define your niche?
I started this piece of with a transparent title by including the word 'selfish'. I always aim to be inclusive of my community in all of my writing, giving you a lesson or bite sized tip through a story or two. For some, this will be no different, but it is about my last name … Continue reading A selfish post about my last name
I really believe this year will be full of emotion, interpreted through writing. Last year I was able to really begin the journey of being vulnerable, of being honest, of putting it all on the table, so as not to care for anyone's judgement and, to live knowing my mind is free of question, guilt … Continue reading Optimism while travelling an uncertain path.
What a year it has been. By far, levelled by none, this has been my most favourite year of blogging to date. Here is wrap of the best posts of the year. A few indicators needed to be met in order to make the list, each outlined below. They are ranked 1 - 5 with … Continue reading The Top Blog Posts of 2018
This is kinda like a quick journal post but because I'm linking a short video in it, I thought I'd keep it simple. For anyone in the community that humbles me with your presence on twitter aswell, you may recall I put out a Merry Christmas message via twitter video this week. I reached out … Continue reading Some last words.
Dear Journal, Today started off incredibly intense. I'm fortunate I had time off to recover from burnout previously because I needed the energy to overcome the challenges of making such hard choices today. But people matter. I'm nearly at 20,000 words done on my manuscript. I'm so proud. It's so enjoyable writing this memoir and … Continue reading Friday, 21st December 2018
You've probably heard it said before right, you know the line -- Find something you're passionate about that will get you out of bed of a morning. I haven't had those kind of feels for sometime, it's really been just work, work, and yep, work. Family always bring me joy, but I needed something more. … Continue reading Manuscript Update – A Memoir.
November has been really interesting, for many of us, in many ways. Alot of my readers here are deep lovers of books and reading. Others are passionate writers. As a result I've found myself on a parallel wavelength with many within our community. NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month has seen a large number of … Continue reading November Favourites | What am I diggin’ this month?
Dear Journal, Mind blown - it's the 18th already! It also marks the last day of my parental leave. I'm feeling really good about it all. I've had an absolute blast lately. So much joy in my life with Everly being born. I'm feeling refreshed for work, albeit tired from broken sleep, but that's to … Continue reading Sunday, 18th November 2018