This post isn't just about when I can have an adorable little red headed baby... but about trying to understand this period of time that I see a lot of my friends move into and navigate.
16 year old Adelaide wandering through a careers market could have never anticipated what life changing experiences were in store for her during 7 years studying, researching and working at the University of Wollongong...
You could mistake my Patricia for a 17 year old anxiously and eagerly awaiting their 18th birthday. Her energy and excitement is infectious, balanced by Pop's mellow and calm presence.
Travel leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller. Well Grandad it seems you've travelled far and wide because a storyteller you most certainly are!
I recently found out that I'm losing my job. Which honestly didn't come as a surprise given the economic impact that has hit higher education institutions across Australia. And whilst I am so grateful to have maintained my job throughout the pandemic, and realise how fortunate and lucky I have been to have a consistent … Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty and Workplace Insecurity
There's certainly no such thing as a perfect break up. As the name suggests, when something breaks it often hurts. Something shatters and you have to be careful not to cut yourself as you pick up the fragments of broken glass. Perhaps it's called a break 'up' because afterwards, everything is up in the air. … Continue reading Chasing dreams and wanting different things
The hardest part about seeing a psychologist is picking up the phone and making the first appointment. 12 months on, this is what I've learnt.
Be kind and patient. Assume that everyone is doing their best. Talk to loved ones and reach out, even if they seem fine, remember, this is not business as usual.
There is vulnerability and strength in admitting you are wrong, in not knowing things, in making mistakes and making the effort to evolve and grow.
Maybe it's Mercury in Retrograde, but maybe it means that something exciting is coming... I just have to find my way through it all. I think it started at the turn on the new year. Entering a new year, a new decade, I felt myself starting to yearn for something big. I am very happy … Continue reading Seeking discomfort