Funemployment is over. Tomorrow I start an eight-week contract. It’s a little more than eight months since I left my job, so it’s certainly time I got back to it. And I’m looking forward to working again. I have an irrational fear that I’ve forgotten how to use my brain during this time off. But … Continue reading Back to it
It's Sunday morning and I'm taking a moment to pause before leaping into another day. I am literally pausing and counting down to when I can have a coffee because I had a green smoothie for breakfast which is a quick and easy way to get two or three serves of fresh veg. Apparently you … Continue reading Not the conversation I expected to have
I'm currently living next door to a large building site. I've become besties with the lads on the site, because I'm often out and about during the day and have a chat with them. Nice guys. As part of the construction, there will be major electrical works occuring on part of my street tomorrow. And … Continue reading The end of days
It's Anzac Day. The day we Australians remember past and present servicemen and women, along with our cousins in New Zealand. The original Anzacs fought for the British Empire in World War One and the relationship between our countries has changed considerably in the 105 years since. But the Anzac values of courage, resilience, initiative, … Continue reading Don’t tell the biscuit police
Funny story. On my morning walk last week, I bumped into a friend who I haven’t seen for 20 years. The last time we saw each other, way too many frozen margaritas were consumed, and I had to get a taxi from Manly in Sydney to Surry Hills because I missed the last ferry back … Continue reading How much is enough?
I've been awake for many hours, thanks to the end of daylight savings. Fortunatley, it's a stunning day in Melbourne so I've made the most of it, starting with a walk around the bay. After breakfast I went to a Yin yoga class, my absolute favourite. Yin is a slow practice that holds postures for … Continue reading Discovering Santosha
In my pursuit to make the best of my time off work, I started working with an executive coach a couple of months ago. The goal is to "sharpen the axe" before I return to work, focussing on some specific skills but also to put myself in a better position to not give all of … Continue reading I was sharpening the wrong axe