This will not be pretty

I am writing this not even thinking of editing it after. All I want is to rant and fucking rave. Purge my big fucking anger on the keyboard. Tapping as loudly as I can – because this is how we scream now. We type loud and fast, each letter louder than the one before. tap-Tap-TAp-TAP-TAP!-TAP!!-TAP!!!…

Work/Life Balance is stupid

It’s almost the end of the first day of 2014. And I’m sitting here thinking about the past: 2013. I was thinking about the goals I set for myself last year. Most of them were met. I worked as I planned to work. I studied as I planned to study. But the other goals, the…

Just a question

I thought I was some kind of feminist a year ago, but I could not quite describe what kind of feminist I was. I did not mind this. Then this question happened to me: “With all the parents that Olly has you’d think she won’t need to go┬áto before- and after-school care huh?” This was…

My Big RESET Button

I just wrote on a number of post-it notes. Wrote on each one of them what I wish to purge from my life and what are my desires from now onwards (or until I need to do another reset). A friend of mine told me that August 17’s new moon was the best time to…

Hi, I colour out of lines and I suffer from migraines

Yes, I do. And it’s not like I know when they occur or how they occur they just do. And today I have it. But it’s only a Category 2* migraine so I can still function and do things. Category 1** migraines are the worst. Cat 1 means I curl up under my blanket and…

Beyond the Mayans’ imagination

I predict this year that the doomsday movies will overflow. That the end-of-the-world proclamations from funny-sounding cults will be aplenty and people doing stupid things to avoid the Tribulations (as one Dexter character put it) will be on the ABC24 News all day. I really don’t understand all the negativity surrounding 2012. I think as…

Say pardon, not sorry

A couple of days ago I had to do a presentation for this management course I am doing. I was stressed as hell during the day because amongst other things I had to worry about a sick babysitter, then organising back up babysitting for Olivia while I present in the evening. So even though I…

Color out of brands

The other day I started this painful exercise of creating a personal brand as part of this management course I am studying. According to the articles I have been reading on the interweb, I am a bit behind. It seems that everyone in business have been doing this for a couple of decades now. The…

Educating Olivia

Amazing how contentious education is for a lot of people. When I tell them that I’m putting Olivia in a Steiner school a whole gamut of opinions are thrown at me. I understand that yes I’ve chosen an alternative philosophy for my daughter’s education, but this is more so because the schools I’ve attended, I…

It’s just all a bit human, really

It’s been an interesting week. It was sparked by watching Q and A (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/) on Monday. There was a Christian lobbyist, an atheist, a philosopher and politicians sitting side by side. It was edge-of-the-seat kind of stuff! I was cheering on my side, telling the TV and Twitter what I thought, and putting a couple…

On writing about social media

I’m writing about social media. There I said it. It’s for a university course I am doing. But I have no idea why I am writing about it. I’m this close to maybe changing the topic of the report to something more banal like Cloud computing. I had this grand idea about thinking up strategies…