Pieces of Me

Three Wishes

In a heartbeat we are here again. The end of September and another year of writing passed. My blog turned three over the weekend. Past blog birthdays have come with some fanfare: a brand new blog design last year and so much excitement the year before that. The mood is somewhat different this year. Yes…

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All Quiet

The times when we are quiet the most are the times when we have the most to say. I have not written here for a long time. Five and a half weeks to be exact. I think this is the longest spell in the three years that my little space has existed that I have…

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What would you do?

I gave up on real life shopping ages ago. Ever since, my sisters office has become a revolving door to one delivery after another. I have all my packages delivered to her because her office is always manned and we never miss out on a delivery. So my sister coming home with packages and parcels…

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Twenty Thirty Forty

My twenties were all about ticking boxes. University, tick. Job, tick. Engaged, tick. House, tick. Married, tick. Travel, tick. Tick, tick and tick. It wasn’t so much that I was driven or determined. I was simply free falling through the spirited days that were my twenties. It wasn’t even that I thought I was invincible…

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Words always matter

“You are one brave girl.” One day into publishing my first blog post this certainly was not the message I was expecting from one of my friends. Congratulations sure, brave – well she left me a little shocked and wondering why I was being brave. “The online world is nasty, get ready for the backlash.”…

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Pause and fast forward

It is hard to think that life can be both on pause and on fast forward at the same time. The same two buttons pressed down on the tape deck. But that is how my life feels. My days play out in fast forward almost comically and the same days also linger on pause. Even…

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Elizabeth Gilbert unscripted

Sometimes there are moments in our lives that we cannot anticipate, moments that are life changing. Or at least they feel life changing. 118 kilometres from home I walked into one of those moments. The minute I knew that Elizabeth Gilbert was going to be in Australia I stalked her events page. The major events…

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How to become a freelance writer

Some say that the best way to start anything is to just start. Except when I was sitting behind my computer screen at home aching to become a writer, the idea of just starting was overwhelming. I didn’t know where to start or how to start. Often I am asked how do you become a…

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Start as you mean to go

It might be somewhat superfluous to be writing a start of the year post at the end of January. Yet, that seems to be the way this year is starting out. In a way that does not hold strict to routine or rules. But flows in a way defined without definition. I have a love…

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Hearts Desires

Each time I have sat down to write the words to describe the narrative of this year, I am at a loss. The words suspended almost, like I am not quite able to reach them, dance with them and put them down to complete my sentences. The year itself has felt that way for the…

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