Pieces of Me

How much do you share online?

Over the last few weeks, I have found myself in a mental debate over what I should or should not share over social media. Not a new debate, nor one I plan to solve today. But it is something I have given little thought to before, let alone debate over. When I first started to…

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Are you a blogger or a writer?

In a passing conversation a few weeks ago a comment was said that really set me thinking. Among a group of writers the words hung precariously in the air: “I don’t want to be a “blogger”. Nothing wrong with bloggers but just not the title I’m after.” I must admit that as soon as the…

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Less

Here we are. Six months into what was once a New Year. To say that time seems to be flying is quite the understatement. Time is on fast forward it seems. I look back on the first post I wrote this year and despite all that has happened since then; I’d like to think that…

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Challenge

As I sat by the ocean I craved for my heart to beat in rhythm with my mind, searching for a sense of lightness. Juxtaposed against the sand and the sea, I was part of something far greater here. Watching the sun dance on the water, the glistening reflections seemed like tiny ballerinas pirouetting on…

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A Caution Against the Truth

Late last week, in a closed room with a hushed voice I overheard hubby on the phone speak the words “lies have run laps around the earth, before truth has a chance to get its boots on.” I paused at the door, holding onto the handle, my heart sinking knowing that here we are about…

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Secret

There is no quiet. There is no calm. Nothing can shift the weight of feeling suffocated. No amount of time spent mindlessly staring at the computer screen or the hours spent vacant in front of the television. Nothing can numb me to sleep. My thoughts churn over themselves. Like an endless washing machine cycle, twisting…

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A Welcome Relief ~ Why I Write

May started with the expectation that calm and a sense of ease would flow into my days. I was craving the crazy pace of the year to slow down, moving instead in a rhythm that was unhurried and free from anxiety and deadline. This did not happen. If anything May has been the craziest month…

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A Quick Fix

For one reason or another, it seems that a day cannot pass when I don’t need a quick fix. A Berroca in the morning. A quick two minutes on the couch playing Frozen. An afternoon espresso. Small pockets of escape that help me get through my day. My obsession with coffee is no secret, yet…

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The Monster in my Closet

For ten years I have stared at the same white door. Every morning when I wake up and every night before I sleep, the white door to my closet mocking and tormenting me. Ten years ago we moved into this house. Bringing with us, boxes and storage containers packed to the brim with our lives…

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Big Hearted Business 2014

Let the possibility wash over me. Let it sink through my pores and wake up the silence. Before anyone had spoken a word on that grand stage in the Regal Ballroom in Northcote these are the words I had written down. Unlike other conferences I had attended, I had not spent hours antagonising over the…

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