I’ve lived in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, for just over three years. This city has been entirely generous to me and I can’t quite believe that in just one week I’ll be saying my farewells, jumping in the car with Andrew, driving the 4000-ish kms across Australia and leaving Perth. I have moments of thinking I’m crazy […]
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No one makes the big and brave decision to work for themselves because they want to feel exhausted, uninspired and pissed off with their business. And yet, halfway through last year, I found myself feeling all of the above. I feared the romance was over. I was tired, headache-y and had this strange sense of being […]
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a strong sense of – and deep connection to – my sexuality, spirituality and creativity. But throughout most of my life, these integral parts of my being have (in my mind) been at odds with one another: players on different teams, different worlds. I saw […]
For the first half of my 20’s, I lived with – and intently listened to – a voice in my head (my Mean Girl) that whispered all kinds of “fun” things like: you’re such a fake, you’re not good enough, you’re wasting time, you’re fat, broke, selfish, annoying, boring, lazy, too-this, too-that, not enough of something […]
Have you ever wondered who you are? Have you ever struggled with identity or longed to know what your purpose in this life is? I certainly have – many, many times – and I have a feeling you might have too. Let’s see… At twenty-four I quit my job, sold my car, broke up with my […]
You know, 2015 was bloody wonderful, but it took me by surprise in a lot of ways. Much of what I planned and envisioned, never eventuated. Plenty of goals weren’t reached. Major ideas were tossed out. Stuff derailed. As they say, “We plan, God laughs” but I’d like to add: “yet always gives us what we need.” Because I […]
I am no stranger to prayer; growing up, I attended church every Sunday – well into my high school years in fact – and I have always had a running dialogue with God. Whether it be frustrations scrawled in my journal, soft ‘thank you’s’ forming in my mind, or spoken out loud with family and friends, prayer is […]
As you know, to celebrate my recent 29th birthday, I wrote a list of things I’d like to do before I turn 30. Reading a book a week for the next year was one of them (and honestly, it is probably my favourite challenge on the list) and I love that it has piqued your interest. It […]
Before leaving for Berlin, I’d heard the city described by some as ‘soooo beautiful’ and by others as ‘really stark and ugly’. Ha!
So after 10 delicious days exploring Berlin for myself, I guess I would say that it’s… both. Or as the charismatic Klaus Wowereit (prior mayor of Berlin) so famously put it: “Berlin is poor, but sexy.”
Either way, I fell head over heels (or really, warm winter boots) in love with the German capital. Berlin’s energy is electric; there is so much life, so much buzz and possibility, so much to be enchanted by.
Here are a few reasons (and lots of photos) to shed some light on why I left a chunk of my heart in this eclectic city.
I know that you know that you certainly don’t need ME to give you permission to do a single thing.
But sometimes, it’s nice to hear – right?
Inspired by a few conversations I’ve had recently with myself, with clients, with friends, with family…
I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU HAVE:
+ Permission to sleep in.
+ Permission to eat chocolate for dinner.
+ Permission to quit your job.