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
As parents, we frequently talk about (and take pride in), the fact that parenting is the hardest job in the world. However, so many of us take the daily grind of this vocation for granted. We don’t take regular breaks and consequently wind up feeling exhausted, neglected, and resentful. Sure, our parenting job is also… Continue reading Parents need sabbaticals too
I used to look at other people’s selfies with disdain, thinking it was pretty self-involved. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a selfie. But the challenge for myself this week is to post one. And here’s why. My children need to see my face. They need to see that I’m comfortable enough with myself to… Continue reading Why you should take more selfies