About Me

What if you loved to do lots of different things?

For me life isn’t just about my work, which I love; but I find it hard to sit still and do nothing. Even as I type this I’m watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and have some brownies in the oven. And not only do I have a couple of things on at once I have lots of projects and ideas that are in various stages of completion. And yes I overthink things.

Fortunately, I discovered that I’m a multipotentialite, also known as a polymath or Renaissance person and feel more at peace with my idiosyncrasies these days. To understand my ‘busyness’ I thought I’d make a list for you on what is constantly on my plate and what I juggle – I’m a doer.

Here are some of my regular gigs:

  • Work full-time
  • Teach transparent mosaics at Community Houses
  • Repurpose other people’s junk into my own treasure
  • Coach and mentor people on how to live a simple life with less ‘stuff’
  • Write books for tweens
  • Write articles for newspapers and magazines on repurposing and travel
  • Admin seven Facebook Pages (not all mine)
  • Make random street art projects that bring awareness to environmental issues
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter and neighbourhood house
  • Travel – currently at 50+ countries and still counting
  • Sole parent of three teenagers
  • Plus I’m a daughter, sister, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, auntie, colleague, bestie and sounding board to many
  • And so much more.

You only have one life and I’m cramming in as much as I can. This blog was created so I could share what I’m currently working on – whether that’s where I’ve travelled, a course I’m running or my latest upcycled project. And I invite you to come along and share your stories as well.

Beware – I’m a straight shooter. I’m practical and pragmatic. I’m not a girly-girl and don’t do fluffy ‘new age’ stuff. I also make lots of typos and my bad grammar can make some people giddy.

I’ve gone through some deep crap in my life that would make your stomach turn but I’m always able to pick myself up and put one foot in front of the other. Sometimes slowly, sometimes overnight, other times over years. The outdoors gives me energy and that’s where I go to get myself out of my head and heart and into my body.

PS. This photo is the real me – travelling freely

St Mark's Square 2016
St Mark’s Square 2016

Travel is my passion. I write for Trip Advisor with over 300,000 viewers. Here are some of the places I’ve ventured to so far:

Australia | Fiji | Thailand | Cambodia | Vietnam | Malaysia | Singapore | Bali | Sumbawa | Lombok | Flores | Brunei | Borneo | Myanmar (Burma) | Hong Kong | Morocco | Spain | Portugal | France | Italy | Germany | Austria | Switzerland | Monaco | Vatican City | Lichtenstein | Netherlands | Belgium | England | Ireland | Scotland | Wales | India | Nepal | Zimbabwe | Malawi | Zambia | Tanzania | Kenya | South Africa | Egypt | United Arab Emirates | Jordan | Slovenia | Iceland | USA | China | Qatar |

…..and some of them several times. 2017 – hoping to visit Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and perhaps visit a friend in Florida on my way back to Australia.
In my spare time I love being with my amazing kids, trawling through Op Shops, visiting garage sales, cruising through markets, attempting to finish a cryptic crossword, listening to an audio book (over 100 a year), snapping photos on my iPhone 7+ and finding the perfect curry laksa.
I’m proud to have built a community of over 6,000 members of like-minded folks who enjoy my laid back approach, endeavouring to live life authentically as possible with less ‘stuff’, giving new purpose to everyday items and sharing my adventures.

And just for fun, when time permits I post reviews of books and movies that I’ve read/listened to/seen.

I’m still finding my mojo blogging again after a long hiatus, so feedback is always welcome. Feel free to leave a comment.

Have a great day.

 

2 Comments

  • OMG, we are so alike. I’m always doing 5 things at once, although my hubby says there’s not such thing as multi tasking. He says just do one thing well than five things badly. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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