I’ve read so many articles about changing careers at any stage of your life, up to three times in their lifetime, they say. Our work mentality has shifted from security and company loyalty, to one of growth, development and career satisfaction. You can find articles on 7 tell-tale signs that you need a change, a 10 step approach to achieve it, and 5 mistakes to … Continue reading The secret sorrows of work
I’ve recently returned from a month in India with my husband. We travelled from south to north, experiencing as much as we could, given its vastness. We visited 13 cities and towns, rode 5 overnight buses and several day buses, caught 3 trains and 1 houseboat. It takes a certain curiousity to want to visit a place like India. Everything you hear and read about … Continue reading India is everything
via Daily Prompt: Fraud Fraud, a technically erroneous poem. Birthed by water, twice. No, thrice. Four, at most. In the name of the father, and of the son and the holy ghost. Read this fable, heed this passage, and make of it what you will. Seek me on Sabbath day, you have bowls to fill. In unison we recite, dutifully, mindlessly, ten times. Silent in … Continue reading On my knees
Most of us grow up knowing some things for sure. Things like having children. As a girl growing up in a family focused culture, you might have assumed that I would be one of them. My grandfather was one of 18 children, yes 18, and yes, they all shared the same mother, and no, she bore no multiples. My father is one of ten children … Continue reading To breed, or not to breed. That is the question.
Back in March my husband and I made a 5 minute decision to visit Beijing after seeing a sale on TV that was ending in 20 minutes. It was one of those excellent rash decisions. We had very few expectations, and maybe that’s the key, but Beijing is nonetheless a wonderland for the culturally curious. In just one week, we managed to cram in the Lonely … Continue reading A week wandering Beijing
This is a reflection of what has been an arduous process of moving to New Zealand and settling in “the coolest little capital”, Wellington. To set the scene a little, this was not my first significant move. As a child I went to 12 different schools, I’ve lived in 12 different cities, 7 of which have been in my adult life. I love it, I … Continue reading Surviving Wellington