Last week I talked about creating. About how I believe that creating is an essential part of ALL of our lives. It's the opposite of consumption - and we need both to feel balanced. Today I want to tackle another important and related idea. The idea of curating your life. Did you know that you… Continue reading You are the curator of your life!
A wee while ago I started thinking about how much I consume. And how little I create. And it bothered me. I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly bothered me for awhile, but I felt so uncomfortable. I felt like I was somehow out of balance. I’m not talking about the consumption of food… Continue reading Unleash your inner artist today!
Dear world, I have an announcement to make. I am an introvert. I know you often see what you think is the opposite. Vivacious, bubbly, often prone to chattiness (ick), and not particularly shy at all. I know these things look far more extroverted than introverted. But, sweet world, I’m only like this 15-20 percent… Continue reading What its like being a highly sensitive introvert
In my 20’s I took pride in my multitasking abilities. I think I may have even included it as a 'strength' on my CV! Hell bent on achieving as much as possible every day, this was the only way I could accomplish my epic to-do lists. But it wasn’t until I turned 30, and had… Continue reading The myth of multitasking vs. the art of single tasking
So today is my first day of 'freedom'. Yesterday I finished my full-time job to become a full-time mum and writer, and/or WHATEVER THE HECK I WANT TO BE! #theskyisthelimit It's been long anticipated - i gave my notice 8 weeks ago. But it's finally here. I've been so excited. But the last few days,… Continue reading Day 1 of freedom!
Hi, my name is Emma, and I am a writer. But, this week, I am suffering from a major case of Imposter syndrome (an internal experience of intellectual phoniness). I’ve been telling myself over the past month or so "I’m a writer!". Not that I want to be. I am. After-all, this is what all… Continue reading I am a writer, hear me ROAR!!!
To my girls, You know who you are… You are a mum who loves her children with a love so intense it’s sometimes unbearable. You are a mum who worries she’s not good enough for her children. You feel that you aren’t equipped for this job. It’s too damn hard most days. You are scared,… Continue reading You are enough
If you are struggling with slowing down there’s something that might be missing from your schedule. It’s called – ‘nothing’. By adding nothing into your day I guarantee you will feel more relaxed, less anxious, and you will be more productive. I am a type A personality, a perfectionist, with an unhealthy habit of making… Continue reading Why you should add ‘nothing’ into your schedule
When someone says “how are you”, what’s your typical response? I’m going to guess it’s usually one of these two… “Good” or “Busy”. I’m also going to guess that when we say ‘good’, we don’t genuinely mean it lots of the time. The word slips out of our mouth, more of a reflex than a… Continue reading Is ‘busy’ the new ‘good’?
When I filled out the application two and half years ago it was my dream job. And, it was in my home town, (meaning it was a needle in a haystack). An opportunity that was unlikely to present itself again in the near future. At the time I applied for the job I wasn’t looking for… Continue reading Why i gave up my dream job