Dear Journal (and blogtober readers), It's appears, to my surprise, that people enjoy reading these occasional short journal entries. I mean, I like reading about other people's lives, so I guess it makes sense people might enjoy reading about mine. There is something interesting about seeing how and what other people do. It's the curiousity … Continue reading Friday, 19th October 2018
Dear Journal (and blogtober readers), After months of burnout, after months of waiting till tomorrow, it's finally the day, the last day of the work week in just 12hrs and then it's a whopping month off. I plan to spend time with the new baby coming soon, with family, time for reading/writing, and of course, … Continue reading Thursday, 18th October 2018
Every year it was the same handful of kids, on rotation, that would get that award, the big one, in front of the entire school. It wasn't a particularly fancy looking thing either, printed portrait on white A3 80gsm paper, as if it had just come from a photocopier. The stickers on it jazzed it … Continue reading I think my Mum was most proud – Versatile Blogger Award
Dear Journal (and blogtober readers), Today marks a victorious day. It's taken only ten years to do it (sarcasm intended), but my student loan is paid off! What. A . Relief. It sure does feel like atleast Wednesday. I don't like wishing away time but the end of this work week couldn't come quick enough. … Continue reading Tuesday, 16th October 2018
I guess there will always be that one person that will take advantage of your kindness, or even mistaken it for weakness. But for the most part, no, I don't think you can be too empathetic, at least not in the long term. Looking back, I find it hard to believe I was once so … Continue reading Is it possible to show too much empathy?
Who can believe that we are at the end of week two of #blogtober already? In fact, almost half way through October! Again, I'm thrilled to have connected with so many unbelievable bloggers, from all walks of life. I recently stumbled across a tweet that asked about the backgrounds of different bloggers, and to my … Continue reading #blogtober day 14 | The half way point! This is what’s up…
Dear Journal (and #blogtober readers), I hesitated at the thought of getting up too early to do it, but after a fair sleep I awoke, had breakfast, checked social and ventured out the front yard. I cut the lawns after all of this rain and fixed up some of the garden. Meditation has been enjoyable … Continue reading Saturday, 13th October 2018
Being naive, it's easy for us to think that growing fast is the right way, most likely through fear of missing out, that if we don't get to the throne first, that another content creator will beat us to it instead. It couldn't be so further from the truth. I'm so fortunate, so fortunate... to … Continue reading Be grateful you’re still a small blogger (or creator)!
Dear Journal (and #blogtober readers), Usually I don't tag my journal entries, I reserve them mainly for my own reference and for those that are really into my blog, for them to find these themselves. Today, I'm opening them up. For the first time in the challenge of blogtober I'm finding creativity a little difficult … Continue reading Thursday, 11th October 2018
Just imagine for a second There's a box, 1m x 1m x 1m, made from pine, it will be shipped to a remote location, with you alongside, where you will spend the next ten years, in solitude. All. By. Yourself. In that box you will be able to fit in as much stuff as you … Continue reading One box. Ten years. All alone.