• Family,  Grief and Loss,  Self-Improvement

    Learning to Swim

    One of the biggest obstacles in my life was that I couldn’t swim.  From the annual school swimming carnival, to birthday invitations at friends’ pool parties, to beach holidays…Not being able to swim and trying to hide that fact was…

  • Family

    Playing the keyboard

    When I was born, the doctor exclaimed that I would make a great pianist.  This was due to my long, slender fingers.  My parents recounted that story to me often.   My mother wanted us children to learn to play the…

  • Family,  Relationships

    I miss my mum

    I wish I could switch my phone off. And I mean off. Not on silent or vibrate. Power off. I even asked my boss for special permission to hang my phone on a lanyard around my neck during work times…