I was sitting on the train yesterday. Staring out at the stations along the upper north shore, of homes with gardens larger than my house and many a Range Rover in sight. Since I stopped working full time I view the world through a different lens. Im not rushing with the rest of the universe, […]

Ashleigh sent me a message on Facebook. You know when someone you don’t know gets in touch and it falls in to that little ‘others’ folder making you feel a little silly when you stumble past and see all these heartfelt words from people. A space in between seeing and acknowledging for sure. Last year […]

I hang out in a few little online gatherings. Places where people share tips and tricks about navigating the fabulous world of freelancing and cheer with you with the wins and send sad face emoticons when the wheels have fallen off. Megan is in that gang. Last week she launched her e-book on freelance writing […]

Yesterday a lovely writer I know shared the news that her brother had passed away suddenly. I remember her talking about him and how their relationship grew from him being a brother from another father . She’s a person thats had a fair degree of life trauma thrown at her and it reminded me of […]

The other weekend there were two cries for help sitting in my newsfeed. Two people who made randomly vague statements about life not going well for them and the need to be somewhere other than here. I scanned back and read them a few times. I was worried that my social workiness meant that I […]

  Freelance writing is a strange business. It’s a little like research work. You get a snippet of time with a person where you ask them detailed questions about their life and then you hang up and they vanish into the ether. Early last year I was putting a story together for a parenting magazine […]