• 2015: A retrospective

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 Permalink

    Everyone’s doing wrap-up posts and they’re something I’ve done in the past. I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions kinda gal though often set myself some goals – which naturally I fail to meet. Year after year.

  • Taking a break – back soon!

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Permalink

    schmiet santaI’m kinda* taking a short break for a few weeks. I’ll be back soon but until then you can check out my scintillating Facebook updates; Instagram pics; Twitter musings; and my reading via Goodreads.

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    I look forward to seeing you all – happy and healthy – on the flipside.

    * But still posting occasionally!

  • Being poor and speaking glibly

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Permalink

    I recently had an online conversation with someone about a pair of shoes I’m coveting. I said my love for them was irrational and a friend queried why. I explained that I wasn’t really working at the moment and was poor (relatively speaking). Which meant I had to make sensible financial decisions.

  • Things others do

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Permalink

    When I had my diet blog I was always surprised, and kinda touched, when people would thank me for my over-sharing.

    “Oh… thank god it’s not just me!” they’d say, telling me how much they could relate to my posts. 

  • How I see me

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Permalink

    I dream of ‘a-ha’ moments but rarely have them. I’ve always hoped the switch in my head that flipped sometime back in 1983 (when I became anorexic, obsessed with food and my eating behaviour changed) would flick back. The proverbial lightbulb moment. Or similar.

    Suddenly I would be ‘cured’. I’d go back to being someone who just overate occasionally, exercised for fun or sport, and struggled just a little with their weight in a philosophical but #whatevs kind of way.

    Alas. That hasn’t happened. Indeed it may never happen.

  • Through the windscreen

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Last weekend marked the third anniversary of my seachange. The time seems to have flown as I still remember waiting at a nearby cafe for the lawyers to sign on the dotted line so I could get the key for my new apartment by the ocean.

    I suspect it’s the project manager in me that’s usually tempted to do a bit of a check-in to see how I’m faring against the goals and plans I set for my seachange, but I’ve decided against it. In essence, I kinda know what I said and what I have and haven’t done. And I know what I regret.

  • September 11 and the sounds of silence

    Friday, September 11, 2015 Permalink

    A few friends have shared their memories of September 11 on Facebook today—where they were and how they heard the devastating news… and so forth.

    I’ve also been thinking about the anniversary as a friend is holidaying in the spot I was when I learned of the tragedy.