Feeling the fear and being brave

Feeling the fear and being brave

Let’s talk about bravery. What does ‘being brave’ mean to you? Over the last twelve years or so I’ve tackled what some people might describe as ‘brave’ undertakings. It started with getting my surf bronze medallion at the age of 43. This, from a self-confessed surf-phobe, terrified of going in over my head and highly anxious about getting caught in a rip. My secret to a bumpy road to surf lifesaving success was friends and building slowly toward my goal….

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Getting involved in stuff

Getting involved in stuff

I’ve always wanted to be part of worthwhile things. To be productive. Make a difference. All the cliches! I lost my way for a long time in Sydney. Caught up with a tedious daily commute, and my busy role as a mother, the stuff I got involved with was limited to lending a hand with school and kids sport or doing my best to support young working mothers who were slogging it out just as I had. I’ve been the…

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The tough days

The tough days

I set out to make this blog about my transition from one life to another. But getting the tone right is challenging. How far do I go with the honesty stuff? Won’t it be a downer if I’m not reasonably positive and optimistic? There goes the overthinking again! I’m still feeling my way about how raw and honest I should be about my new life. On the one hand I reckon I have a responsibility to be uplifting in the…

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From little things

From little things

I’m easing myself into the whole slow thing. That doesn’t mean I’m not motivated. It just means I’m not racing around like a crazy woman. Like I did in the city. Race. Cram. Sleep. Repeat. Here I can make choices about how I spend my time. And instead of running into a supermarket and filling my trolley with ‘stuff’, I’m going to markets and community gardens to get my fresh produce. When I can, of course. This morning I had…

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Ride Like A Girl

Ride Like A Girl

Have you seen it? It’s a complex one to review given the scrutiny horse racing’s under right now following the ABC 7.30 Report’s recent revelations. But Michelle Payne’s story of breaking down barriers in her industry is a great one and well-worth telling. I went along with my Mum to see the film earlier this week in Merimbula at a special screening sponsored by Far South Film.  I thought it was a beautifully balanced story about love, determination and ambition….

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