It’s not fair

I live in a bubble, and I’m not talking a Coronavirus related bubble.  I live in a bubble because I don’t think enough about the world outside my postcode.  I live in a bubble because it’s too hard to acknowledge the truth and what to do with it.  There’s no way of dressing up what is happening in our world. […]

More than a Swear Word

There’s a chance I may offend you.  There’s a possibility you won’t care.  There’s a point at which you may roll your eyes and scroll your screen.  But I want to share something special to me. The reason I do so, at risk of wasting 7 minutes of the weekend, is because you too are special to me.   I admit […]

An open letter to my husband on his birthday

Forty-three huh!  Happy birthday Caravajio Johnson.  Congratulations on making it this far, not just in age, but in maturity.  You are the best husband for me. I’m sorry that I have not always appreciated this.  But now I do and I want to share some of your beautiful qualities and what makes you special. The way you interact with our […]

The Problem with MAFS

Remember when the biggest drama on Australian television was to do with Alf trapped in a fire at Summer Bay?  Or if Karl and Susan’s marriage was really over this time in Ramsay Street? Or if the return contestant on Wheel of Fortune was going to win the car?  Now we know what the word drama really means as we […]

The expectation of our vocation

 “A type of work that you feel you are suited to doing and to which you should give all your time and energy, or the feeling that a type of work suits you in this way” Cambridge Dictionary definition of vocation. This is a wonderful definition in the sense that it visualises an expectant beauty.  It seems we don’t need […]

Getting things done

Do you ever get to a place where around 3pm you wish that the day was already over?  I do this thing where I start my day full of promise, but I end up petering out and not getting the things done that I wish to.  And so, 3pm rolls around and I wish the day was over. That way […]

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 and to take calls when they came in. Phone at the ready I was always waiting for bad news. Specifically […]

My Struggle to Be Authentic

“Oh, f@&k, w@nk, bugger sh%tting, arsehead and hole!” is the line from the movie ‘Love Actually’. The sleazy guy played by Bill Nighy vomits it out unconsciously while trying not to swear. In one sense, that’s the kind of person I’d aspire to be. I wish words just flew straight out my mouth from my cranium. I do it intuitively […]