So here I am, being on my high horse, commending life and all the ups it brings you when you’re treading along on the right path. But what about when something doesn’t go your way? Here you are in the life you chose, where everything was just making perfect sense and then all of sudden … More But What About When Things Don’t Go Your Way?
Feature Image credit Washington National Cathedral The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, also known as The Washington National Cathedral is a magnificent example of Gothic revival in the United States. In 1906 during a period where individuals were nostalgic of the middle ages, George Frederick Bodley and Henry Vaughan designed the plans for the … More Washington National Cathedral
A few weeks ago I was on a sunset cruise on the Southbank river. A good friend of mine had a spare ticket, so I got to be their plus one! It was fantastic, a 4 hour cruise on the most amazing open plan boat you have ever seen. The food was incredible, the music … More The Girl in the Bathroom
In the Victorian era, fallen women or prostitutes were caused because of class, social conditions and essentially wanton men, who were rarely ever brought to justice. In Tess of D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy, we gain an insight into Victorian literature that spoke out about these gender and social norms, causing serious controversy within the Victorian … More The Fallen Woman
I’ve had a lot of interesting coincidences happen to me lately. If you’ve read my blog on getting dealt an awkward hand in life, you’ll know how interesting they can get. Over the weekend another interesting encounter occurred which prompted me to write this blog. I had dinner with a girl-friend of mine (we shall … More Synchronicity in Life
Recently I said goodbye to someone who should have been in my life forever. I took a stand and removed said person from my “I mean something to you” list. Why? Because I didn’t mean anything to that person. When you care about someone, you care about their wants and needs. You invest time into … More Is it Time to Say Goodbye?
This morning at work, I received a call from a young woman. “I was assaulted by my partner,” she whispered in tears. It was completely unrelated to the reason she was calling and I was not expecting such honesty. I was taken aback and had no idea what to do. What do you do when … More A Victim of Abuse.
Recently I watched the movie Sully (2016) and was reminded of a basic human instinct that we all do – Judge. If you haven’t watched the movie, I would highly recommend it. It’s based on the true story of Captain Chelsea Sullenberger, a pilot for commercial airline US Airways, on a routine flight from LaGuardia … More Judging Me, Judging You.
If you’re not passionate about teaching, don’t do it! Walking into Nudgee College on Monday morning was like walking into a crowded room where everyone knows everyone except you. I was nervous, intimidated and I was scared, okay let’s be honest… I was petrified. It had been 14 years since I had stepped into a […]
I’ve always had an appreciation for creative subjects. Probably because I’ve enjoyed doing so many of them myself. Though, there’s one creative outlet I’ve never been able to conquer – Music. I’ve never been musically inclined, although I have tried. I have a keyboard I have been practicing the same song on now for 7 […]