Month: April 2014

Life is good, but …

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Acceptance / emotions / Gratitude / The workplace / Writing / You must be kidding?

I must be the most ungrateful person around. I have just landed a writing job for one day a week. I am really enjoying my studies even though I am feeling under time pressure a little. We are having guests for the weekend and I need to tidy up the house. So if that is all I have to worry about, then I am a very lucky person. A bit of hard work and a […]

The power of giving up or letting go …

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Acceptance / encore careers / Job interviews / Publishing

I met a friend for coffee yesterday afternoon. We hadn’t seen each other for a while. We talked about what work opportunities were about and what we both have done recently. I said to her, ‘I am not looking for work at the moment. I just want to focus on my studies.’ We parted and I walked the short distance home. I had only been home a couple of minutes and the phone rang. I […]

Distractions

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Friends and family / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / You must be kidding?

I have looked at old photos to research information for my writing assignment. It was great to see the photos again because it prompted my memory about so many things I had forgotten. One of them cashew apples. We had a cashew tree in our yard – you couldn’t eat the nuts without baking but the fruit was really yummy. I found this photo of my Mum taken in 1983. She traveled by bus from […]

Two great things about writing fiction

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creativity / emotions / Publishing / Study / Writing

In my current studies I am learning about writing fiction and really enjoying it. I am currently working on a 2,500 word assignment. I have the ideas in my head and some words on paper. On reflecting about this new interest, I found two really positive benefits: 1. I can use my own life experience and feelings and infuse them into the characters in my story. I can control the outcomes of these characters and […]

My favourite philosopher …

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Philosophy / Wisdom

I found this quote and thought how appropriate it is in the information age! As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself. Arthur Schopenhauer Read more at Arthur Schopenhauer   As the biggest […]