It’s been so long since I’ve written a blog post I can barely string my sentences together. It’s embarrassing. I get home from work, walk into my room, my laptop and journal catch my eye… and I ignore them. I fear I’ve actually developed a phobia of writing. I wish I had an excuse, but I don’t. It’s not even that I’ve lacked the time. That certainly was the case throughout late
What better way to kick off National Novel Writing Month 2014 (or #NaNoWriMo2014 if you’re all over it on social media) than to share this awesome talk by Markus Zusak from TEDxSydney 2014. Markus is the author of one of my favourite reads: The Book Thief and his story about failure was the first (and possibly best) talk at this year’s TEDxSydney event. When I start hearing the voices of self-doubt (that I always
What happens when a blogger decides to set a rule that she can’t use electronics any time after 10pm? Nothing. Which is why it’s been dead silent on this blog thfor the past three weeks. Up until then, the hours between 10pm-1am (or, when I was really in the groove, more like 3am) was this mama’s prime blogging time. But something happened in the middle of September that put a stop to that.
So I’m a little late responding to this blog hop invitation from YDad, but it’s been a weird week with lots of unplanned things bumping my writing schedule out of whack. Mike is a parent too, so he understands… but thanks for your patience Mike! First up, if you don’t know what a blog hop is, it’s like a digital version of the old school chain letters we used to
So, I’ve got big news to announce on the blog today. I’ve been sitting on my hands (figuratively) for several weeks, trying to work out the best way to approach this announcement and have been putting off writing anything because I wasn’t sure how to articulate it. Much like the early stages of a pregnancy, I feel like making it public might somehow put a jinx on it. And in
It’s Friday afternoon and I’ve been staring at my screen for the better part of the last hour, trying to get cracking on a report. I’m running on less than 3 hours sleep and I think I just need to accept I just don’t recover from sleep deprivation as well as I used to. My arms feel heavy, I’ve been dragging my feet, and my brain feels like it’s melting.
I wonder if there’s a technical team anywhere who can help me with my malfunctioning mind. There have been so many times in the past few weeks (oh heck, months) when I think I think I’ve either felt or heard my brain short-circuit. I am struggling to perform routine tasks, formulate simple sentences or even carry a conversation without pausing for a few seconds to find the word that would