Monday 20 February 2023

Quiet Evening

I’m lying on my couch, with my cats by my side. Instrumental worship music playing. Reading a very good book. The rain just started outside. And I think I’m going to be okay. 

Sunday 7 August 2022

Fresh Air

While sitting on the deck of my parents' house, breathing in the fresh air and listening to the birds and the breeze, I realised that it had been a while since I'd done a life update. And while I do worry for all 12 people who read my previous blog post who think I'm always moping, I mainly think it's important for me to reflect on the good stuff on this blog too. I find I often use writing to let out all the bad feelings and get a better perspective, but that leaves the record of my writings quite morbid. But I'm not feeling that way anymore, which is refreshing.

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Hamster Wheel

Many years ago - probably when I was around 19 - I wrote down my description of my perfect day.

Wednesday 18 May 2022



So as I stood in the Kmart change room last night, I peeled off my size 14 skinny jeans that have stretched and conformed to my ever-expanding body in the 2 years since I’ve been a size 14. I then slipped on the size 18 wide-leg jeans that I’d picked up off the shelf with a bit of disdain but cautious optimism. And as I buttoned them up without needing to restrict my breathing, and looked at my reflection and didn’t see a muffin-top, I can’t even really describe the relief. I felt true to my size, and yet beautiful. Even a little bit sexy.

Sunday 15 May 2022



This little baba in my video, and his sister, are turning 5 next week. 

I’ve been in Tasmania for a year this week. 

And life is this weird mix of new and a monotony that never stops. 

I’m so tired of the constant change that my life has had in the last few years. Marriage, moving like 4 times in the space of 2.5 years, separation, a new job, divorce, moving to a new state, another new job… needing to restart my life here. 

I’m tired of starting over. 

And while I’ve only had these babies since March 2020 (right before the major reshuffle of life), I feel like they’ve been part of my life for forever. They feel like a constant in the fluctuation. 

I’ve never had animals so clearly love me before. And in these last few years, there’s nothing I’ve needed more than an easy, constant love. They’re my babies - they love me, they cuddle me every day… gosh I feel so blessed. 

And when I felt the need to release my emotions into writing tonight, I wasn’t sure what to say, with all of everything kind of re-hitting me lately (one of those healing tornadoes I was taught about in divorce recovery I guess!). 

So I decided on the one clear thing in my life at the moment - how grateful I am to have them. 

And I hope whoever views this video enjoys watching Peanut cuddle me even a faction as much as I loved experiencing it. 

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #512

The first Penny's challenge in 2022! How exciting!
It's a bit bitter-sweet for me. This is the last challenge that I will be designing for. I'm still on the team doing admin, though. I have just been so overwhelmed with my new job and trying to set up a new life in Tasmania - I just don't have enough time to craft. But I'm glad I can stay on the team in some capacity. 

Our 3 fabulous sponsors this fortnight at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge are The Paper ShelterStarJamLines and My Besties. I got to work with this super sweet image called The Fairy and The Wizard from The Paper Shelter.