Category: learning new stuff

Week 46/2022: a painful week

Week of 14 November 2022 A painful week So, what would be the next fun thing that might happen after a couple of weeks of feeling flat, uninspired and unmotivated? Oh, yes! My back could give out on me. Which is, of course, exactly what happened on Monday morning...

Week 44/2022: It’s not happening

Week of 31 October 2022 It’s not happening I don’t know, I’m just not feeling it at the moment. Unmotivated, uninspired, like I could just sit on the couch all day and feed my mind and body crap. I know there’s a lot of pandemic fatigue out there and...

Week 42/2022: Smashing up some herbs

Week of 17 October 2022 Smashing up some herbs On Sunday, Lil Sis and I went to a workshop called “Essential Natural Products”, a three-hour workshop to introduce us to external preparations that we can make at home using plants that can grow in our gardens. One of these...

Week 41/2022: Doing the morning ritual

Week of 10 October 2022 Doing the morning ritual Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday.  This week I started thinking about rebuilding my morning ritual as Laura suggests in the first chapter. It’s the logical extension of going to bed...

Week 40/2022: Building a morning ritual

Week of 3 October 2022 Building a morning ritual Following Sunday’s post about changing up my bedtime, as prompted by Chapter 1 of Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, I’ve been looking at the bonus section of the chapter, which suggests putting together a morning routine. Of all...

Week 39/2022: Minimising overwhelm

Week of 26 September 2022 Minimising overwhelm Monday was my first day in the office for a very long time. There were a few reasons for me not having gone back before now, some of which involve other people, and it all started to get complicated. But there’s a...

Week 37/2022: Writing bootcamp week 1

Week of 12 September 2022 Writing bootcamp week 1 (aka how many times can I fit the word “week” into a title?) Time to put my writing plan into action, which means I had to do a writing task every day from the Australian Writers Centre Creative Writing Bootcamp....

Week 36/2022: My writing plan

Week of 5 September 2022 My writing plan Last week I promised that if I hadn’t made a plan to get writing again by the end of this week, I’d get up at 6.00 every morning to write for 30 minutes. I made the plan. It actually isn’t that...

Week 35/2022: Just do the next thing

Week of 29 August 2022 Just do the next thing. . . I started to write this post but, reading over it, I realised it wasn’t going anywhere. So I’ve shortened it to be a quick update on my three focus areas. I want to fix my shoulder and...

Week 34/2022: Antarctica

Week of 22 August Antarctica I went to TMAG on Sunday to see some photo exhibitions that were part of the Australian Antarctic Festival, which was held over the weekend. I was especially fascinated by the photos from Dutch photographer René Koster, who had travelled to Antarctica on a...