The title of this post is somewhat misleading, as I never actually “dated” in my twenties, so really it should simply be: Dating: some observations. But I am thirty, and I am dating, and so here we are. I amused / terrified myself recently by counting how many months I spent single in my twenties. […]
You’re allowed to not pursue the career path that a teacher told you in year 9 that you’d be good at. You’re allowed to not work in the industry that you are trained in. You’re allowed to enjoy your work. You’re allowed to work 3 or 4 days a week, and still make a […]
New Year’s Eve 2015. A warm, playful night on the deck at home in Western Australia. I turn to my friend Janine and say “I’m done with alcohol, I’m not going to drink for awhile” and I mean it and I do it and I have only a glass of wine between that night and […]
Happy new month, happy new moon! I’m writing this in my favourite cafe, a skip along the canal from my flat and I’m drinking a soy latte that I’ll probably regret at 10pm tonight when I can’t sleep. Rebel? You know it. Today I’ve got some personal updates for you, an invitation to work with me […]
Dearest 20 year old me, I’ve wanted to write to you for a little while now. You see we’ve just turned 30 (!!!) and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the past decade, attempting in my own way to make some sense of it all and wrap a neat little bow around […]
Today’s blog post is in fact my email newsletter from a week ago. I received more loving responses from my online community than I’ve EVER had before and have been inspired to share this piece publicly, though it feels somewhat frightening to do so. Even more reason to share? I think so. I won’t do this again — […]
“Everything changes and nothing stands still.” — Heraclitus. I realised something really cool at a workshop I held in Melbourne last Tuesday night. Quite a few of the women who came along let me know that the reason they were there, was because of a blog post I wrote a few years ago. Some had read the post […]
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 […]
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 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.