• June 2020 check-in

    Monday, June 29, 2020 Permalink

    I’ve got a million posts partially written. About important things. Unimportant things. Feelings. Life. You know… the usual. But for reasons unknown I’m not in the mood to delve deeply today.

    Instead, this will be un-insightful and newsy*. So, take a seat and enjoy the ride.

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  • Stop the world… I wanna get off

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Permalink

    There are endless memes around about the fact that 2020 pretty much sucks. About the fact the weeks and months have dragged on interminably despite the first half of the year basically flying by.

    I felt a bit of online overwhelm early on, but at the same time it seemed little had changed in my world. I spent much of it at home and probably adjusted to ‘lock-down’ (such as it was here in Australia) better than most.

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  • Sharing some snaps: a reflection of me

    Monday, May 18, 2020 Permalink

    I’m trying to keep my blogging momentum going. Or get it started. Something like that anyway. I was working on something far more profound but it’s led me in so many circles I decided to stick to Denyse Whelan’s link-up theme today and I’m sharing some snaps. Not just any snaps… some that offer some insight into moi. Kinda.

    The first two things I found when tidying my study a while ago. They were part of a heap of stuff my mother had handed me to me (report cards and the like, which I ditched).

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  • Back to school – returning to study?

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Permalink

    I completed my MBA (Master of Business Administration) in 1998. Apparently that is more than a decade ago. Even more than two decades ago. Apparently.

    I’d started the MBA before heading overseas to work in international development so completed it by distance and have vivid memories of trying to explain to a lecturer – via fax or telephone (ie. before internet) – that I was living in Mozambique. A Portuguese-speaking country and had no access to any English texts or literature of any kind.

    Anyhoo… it’s a long time since I’ve done any formal study. And I should admit, I hated study. Hated it. I always did far better at subjects requiring understanding and ‘doing’ rather than ‘learning’.

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  • first, we make the beast beautiful by Sarah Wilson

    Monday, April 27, 2020 Permalink

    I’ve mentioned it a zillion times so you may be aware I don’t read non-fiction. I had heard however, a lot of good things about first, we make the beast beautiful by Sarah Wilson. And given everything happening at the moment, it seemed like a good time to dive into the beast-infested waters.

    Wilson is of course known best for her I Quit Sugar initiative, program and books. For some reason I’d thought she’d separated herself from that movement but it’s mentioned a bit here. Although this book was first released in 2017.

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  • Livin’ la vida lockdown

    Monday, April 13, 2020 Permalink

    I had planned to write something intelligent and insightful today, but now can’t be arsed. I did however want to participate in Denyse Whelan’s blogging link-up and the theme is ‘share your snaps’ and I figured that was doable.

    I mentioned last week that ‘lockdown’ didn’t look terribly different in my world. I commented however, to someone yesterday, that I was struggling a little (with focus) as there felt as if there was a sense of something bigger, more important dislodging my thoughts and sense of purpose.

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  • Life in Lockdown: business as usual

    Monday, April 6, 2020 Permalink

    Finally… I have the opportunity to shine. I can excel at something. Be better than most. It’s only what I deserve after all—given all of the effort I’ve put in and the years of training.

    Of course my achievements are going unnoticed. But I won’t pout or sulk. I won’t boast. Or maybe I will. Yes I know… I’ll write a blog post about it.

    About how good I am at ISOLATING. At SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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