Ah, The Future. Such a glorious concept, full to brimming of possibilities. As we get older, those possibilities seem to shrink (for some), but for others they grow. As you get older, the idea of changing career, especially if it’s to a career that requires 5-10 years training (like a doctor or an architect) can… Continue reading The Future.
Well, we’re almost at the end of 2015. I’m still not entirely sure how that crept up on me so fast! 2015 has been a solid year for me. Not bad at all, but not super fantastic either. Just very busy… Or maybe that was only the second half of the year.. Some achievements for the… Continue reading End of the year!
I’m up to 81 copies of the new book sold, and 109 combined sold of the two books combined in the past 5 weeks, which is more than the entire of 2014 (92 copies sold)! Thus is the power of a new release. I find myself extremely impatient for the 10th of November to roll… Continue reading Wishing my life away…
I was very excited to get my draft back last Monday. I’m glad I waited, as frustrating as waiting 5 extra weeks was – my editor spotted a lot of little things that my beta readers and I over-looked – mainly to do with Australianisms creeping into the speech of Canadian characters. There were also… Continue reading It’s live!
It’s 7am. I’ve been up for an hour. All I want to do is crawl back into my warm, cozy bed and snuggle up to The Lovely Boyfriend. Alas, I also need money and want to work today. So I’m up, willing my phone to ring. 6 – 6:15am: Get up. Look forward to later… Continue reading Day in the life of a CRT (Casual Relief Teacher)
Big news. (For me). I HAVE MY OWN GARDEN!!!! MY VERY OWN GARDEN! To do with as I please! I haven’t had my own patch of dirt since 2007 (when I was young and pretty clueless about gardening and our flat had a bit of a courtyard/jungle of un-mowed lawn.). Ever since then I’ve either been… Continue reading I have a GARDEN!
I’ve been a bad blogger. Time for an update! I’m still scratching away at the book I was meant to publish in December/January. I honestly thought I’d be done by now, but in the past three and a half months since I missed my deadline and had to cancel my pre-order, I’ve only written about… Continue reading Writing update
Following on from my previous post on developing a more frugal and simple life… I was thinking about areas we could improve, and areas where we’ve done relatively all right over the past twelve and a bit months since moving back to Melbourne. Things we’ve done “right” this year: Been patient. When we needed something,… Continue reading Frugality and Simplicity: Things we’ve done right
I’ve been thinking a lot about frugality and simplicity lately. It’s no secret that I love the idea of financial independence and freedom, and not having to work in 9-5 drudgery making someone else rich. (Teaching is not making someone else rich financially, it’s just completely emotionally and mentally draining!). Life is short, and the… Continue reading Frugality and Simplicity: Some thoughts
It’s almost the end of the year, so probably timely that I do a goals/reflection post. It’s pretty safe to say that I did not achieve my writing related goals in 2014. I haven’t published any new material (it’s close, but not quite ready, and won’t be out before year-end) and I haven’t written nearly… Continue reading Reflection on 2014 and Goals for 2015