I was up early this morning to meet friends and their kids at the Werribee Zoo. It was good to get out for a drive in my much loved but little used car, but also to catch up with these fabulous folks. I'm not normally a fan of zoos, but I was pretty impressed … Continue reading A breath of fresh air
There are some really obvious changes in my life now I'm not working. Such as not going to the office, having time to go to the gym, eating well and wearing activewear all day. But there are also some small things that have been really impactful in making me realise how much I compromised my … Continue reading The simple things
The Bloody Mary is one of my favourite drinks. For me, it's perfect for when I want a drink but don't fancy wine, bubbles or gin. Like, the first drink before a pub lunch, or at brunch. And it's an absolute winner if I have a hangover, although I try to avoid that these days. … Continue reading Bloody Mary pasta sauce
I just declined a job opportunity. A really, really good job with an amazing leader, where I could have achieved some great things. The position fell into my lap, thanks to an introduction by a former colleague, so honestly it couldn't have been a more perfect situation. But I'm just not ready to bring Corporate … Continue reading Financial suicide?
Today was peak adulting in comparison to yesterday's slow start and extended pyjama wearing. I had meetings in town from 930 until 6, but punctuated the day with a delightful lunch with a very dear friend. I say very dear, but she was totally judging me for my vegetarian cooking endeavours. Oh, and she ordered … Continue reading Tofu and wine time
I went for a walk in Central Australia last week. It was a last-minute decision, but one I'll be forever happy I made. In my final weeks of work, I realised my head was too full to make any big decisions - where will I live, what will I do, how soon will I return … Continue reading Revelations in the Outback
Today started well. Up at 530 (that's AM) for a gym class. Then, it kind of went pear-shaped. I was super tired afterwards, so I showered and went back to bed for a few hours. I can feel a mean head cold coming on so I'm still in my pyjamas and it's already lunchtime. Yes. … Continue reading Lentils: the time has come
It's Monday. My first Monday at home since finishing work. I've been mindful of the need to structure my days with purpose and activity so I don't fall into some kind of pyjama-wearing, lounge-ridden slump. Unlikely, I know, but I'm all about the planning. So, this morning I had arranged for a tradie to check … Continue reading Reality, day one
Vegetarian cooking day one. I have to admit, I did kind of cheat as the recipe I followed today is one I've made before. But, I love it so it seemed like a good place to start. I found this on the Country Road website, of all places. It's quick and easy, freezes well and … Continue reading Vegie cooking adventures
I've known for some time that this redundancy would be happening. I've wanted it for a while but as my end date nears, I am starting to get anxious. Anxious that I'm taking a huge financial gamble, anxious that I won't find another job and also anxious about how I'll cope without the daily structure … Continue reading Biting off more than I can chew?