In and out of my own life

It is 2022, Covid has evolved, I think I have too! It’s a muggy summer day here in the leafy suburb of Mount Waverley, my fridge is empty, as the kids are at their dad’s this weekend! It’s a perfect Sunday and I am sitting at my local café, waiting for my breakfast to arrive.Continue reading “In and out of my own life”

I love an emotional challenge!

It only took Edward 2 and a bit year to ask me out for a coffee without using work as a crutch. A few weeks ago, he asked me to invite him for a cuppa, and when I did, he didn’t get back to me for a whole day! Who takes a day to sayContinue reading “I love an emotional challenge!”

His pain struck a chord

Most of the conversation during our coffees centred around him telling me how sorry he was that he was so scruffy, when I was so impeccably dressed, or about how hard his life was, as he was going through a divorce. As expected, I spilled my coffee on him a couple of times, bumped intoContinue reading “His pain struck a chord”

My Year of Firsts!

Woke up to the realisation that today marks one year of being single for me! Life has been absolutely unpredictable, and I have kept my seatbelt on for the ride! Here are some of my firsts: Learned to live alone 🤟🏽 Wept so much my soul ached and my bones hurt 🎭 Improved my runningContinue reading “My Year of Firsts!”

The thoughts in my head are just as tumultuous as the storm unfolding out there!

Being free, and feeling free are two different things. I think of this today as I lay in bed, watching a feral storm brew outside, feeling so constricted in my own skin! This holiday period was the most challenging time of the year, and while the rest of Victoria enjoyed restrictions free holidays, I wasContinue reading “The thoughts in my head are just as tumultuous as the storm unfolding out there!”

Get into Bunnings ladies!

Disclaimer – This blog post represents my inabilities to understand anything tools of trade and is not meant to be a view of women in general. I know some really cool tradeswomen who are still trying to educate me on the difference between a socket wrench and a torque wrench! All power to these womenContinue reading “Get into Bunnings ladies!”

What do I need to feel whole?

Swing on swings with my kids Lay down on the decking and imagine shapes of clouds as they morph from a horse into a sea dragon into a bowl of spaghetti in the blue sauce ⛅️ Run in the rain 🏃🏽‍♀️ If I had to be honest I think I need to be loved andContinue reading “What do I need to feel whole?”

I get myself flowers every so often because I love me

Self-love has always been shunned by our society, and every thought of loving oneself comes with a nagging thought of “Am I a selfish person?”. Yet how do we expect others to love us and desire us with boundless passion if we cannot love ourselves without feeling shame? When we love ourselves without prejudice, itContinue reading “I get myself flowers every so often because I love me”

The dishwasher – a symbol of my failed marriage

Every time I stack the dishwasher, I am reminded of the first meeting I had with my (then) husband, when I told him I wanted out. I sat across the table from him in a coffee shop, as I couldn’t bring myself to have that discussion at home. We discussed the impending end of ourContinue reading “The dishwasher – a symbol of my failed marriage”