Two days ago, our little man entered the world, and life changed. I’ve never loved anything so much, so quickly, with so much intensity. And, as each hour passes, I can’t believe how much further in love I fall. How much more my heart swells. How much stronger I grow. I’m in awe of him.
I know I’ve been pretty quiet recently, but there’s been a lot going on. Like preparing for the arrival of my first bubs (only five weeks to go…) and work and life and running a magazine. Here’s some recent writing to keep you busy until my next blog post.
I was thrilled to be invited to speak at ‘Wisdom of the Ages’, an event organised by Tina Jensen to be held at Hub Melbourne this Friday the 8th of March, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
As you may know, I’ve kicked off a new gig as Forbes Travel Correspondent and my first blog went live over the weekend. Check it out.
The focus on women’s bodies post-pregnancy (or any time at all) is not healthy. It’s not constructive. It’s not even important. Where is the focus on health? On happiness? On a happy heart and mind?
I don’t want my peanut butter to be emblazoned with the Australian flag. Or the name of my morning spread to be some awful play on words. Enough faux-Aussie pride brouhaha.
Earlier this month, the folks at Freedom Australia asked me to share a few of my favourite picks from their current collection on their Facebook Page. And so I thought I’d share them with you, as well – because who doesn’t love pretty home wares?
I’m very, very thrilled to announce some exciting news… I’ve got a new writing gig and it’s with a company and publication I admire and respect greatly; Forbes.
After a huge 2012, I had a much-needed break over Christmas, New Year and the early weeks of January. It was relaxing. Refreshing. Magnificent weather combined with great company, mountains of good food and time to just be. Sit. Read. Watch movies. Nap. Discover. Chat. Explore. Wander.
You may know because I’ve told you, or because a little while ago I blurted it out across social media, but if you don’t, here’s my very special news: my husband and I are having a baby.
It’s not unusual for me to get enraged watching the news or reading the newspaper. There’s just so much stupidity in this world, it’s hard not to. And so, just this afternoon, I stumbled upon an article in Melbourne’s The Age that made me develop a twitch.
I’ve realised that no matter how much you love something – writing, social media, Internet surfing – that a little break each week results in a much less stressed, more content working week. And so that’s how I treat my weekends, as treats. That I’ve earned. And don’t need to feel guilty about.
Scott Bridle is what I’d call a true blue, Aussie bloke. He’s down-to-earth, friendly and talented, without a trace of cockiness. The South West Queensland based helicopter pilot is also an incredibly talented photographer, and his debut book, Outback, is a stunning collection of his timeless photographs.
Sometimes you read things, and you nod. Nod because you resonate so deeply with what has been written, you feel as though you could have written it yourself. And so I nodded while reading this from Alice Walker, because it is true, for me.