All posts tagged: Careers

Real Estate Tales

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beautiful / funny / real estate

As part of my job I visit a different three homes each week and do a write up for the local paper. Sometimes the agency provides me with the keys to a house, especially if it is vacant. Well today I was given a set of about eight to ten keys for a house I was to visit. The luxury home was fairly isolated in a rural setting and the house numbering was a bit […]

A clumsy jump into retirement

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Acceptance / encore / Health / Holidays

The post below was written for an exercise in my creative writing class. I can’t do it any longer. It will kill me if I keep going. After all, it is only a job and there must be more to life than going through the motions and playing the games. The pay and conditions are good but they don’t make up for the emptiness of the soul in doing something that no-one cares about. The […]

What do you do when you are bored?

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So, boredom – what is it? I rarely say that I am bored as there are so many options of what to do. But there are some days that I don’t feel inclined towards any of my options. Recently I have brought together a small group of people around my age who are no longer working full-time. Last week we talked about what we hoped to do in retirement or semi-retirement and then reflected on […]

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 […]

Our deepest fear

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Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Motivation / Passion / Self acceptance / Wisdom

  Today I was reading through some notes from a course I did in 2006 called ‘Prosper from your Passion’. It aimed to help us participants find what we were passionate about and enable us to develop strategies to make our passions become our realities.  The tutor was from and she provided handouts of some well-known inspirational messages including Quotes from Marianne Williamson.   The one below is my favourite …   “Our deepest […]

Daily prompt: FAQs

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Blog 2013 / Dreams / Job interviews / Mindfulness / The workplace / Uncategorized / Wisdom

In considering this topic I thought about someone interviewing ME and what questions I would like them to ask. I came up with some interesting questions but I will need to take some more personal time-out to think about my responses. In the meantime I thought I would share these searching questions with you 🙂 and the frog! 1. Do you have any long-term goals/dreams for the future?  2. What do you believe to be […]

Daily Prompt: Regrets – I’ve had a few

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Acceptance / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / Wisdom

What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision? Well let me make it absolutely clear that I wouldn’t change anything in my life as I believe things happen for a reason and our experiences make us the people that we are today! However, I am going to suspend that thought so that I can play around with this blog post. For a start, I would address the […]

DP Challenge: Procrastination

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Acceptance / Dreams / internet / online shopping / Small business / Social media / technology / The workplace

Recently while talking to some people I had just met, I realised how often my lifestyle decisions are based on doing things online. I met my husband online and I am a member of Weight Watchers online. I order my groceries online and buy my books the same way. I have personal Facebook page and business Facebook page plus I have this blog and another business blog. I do online research and read the news […]

Family stories

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Friends and family / The workplace

LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN (LAC) JOHN EDWARD (TED) O’HALLORAN(RAAF) EARLY YEARS John Edward (Ted) O’Halloran was born in Kerang in December 1914, the second son of Joseph and May O’Halloran and one of eight children. They lived in Nugget Street in Kerang and later the family moved to Forest Street in Koondrook.  Ted went to school in Koondrook. His father (my grandfather) commenced work with the Kerang Shire in 1914 as Locomotive Driver and Maintenance Engineer. He […]

So you want to publish, do you?

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Motivation / Publishing / Wisdom / Writing

I just read an article by Cheryl Woodard as part of my current studies. It makes a lot of sense. Have a read below at the link from the website if you would like to know more! Five Deadly Magazine, Website and Newsletter Publishing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) The five points she refers to include: Ignoring what your audience needs – this is something so obvious but so difficult! I only want to […]