Minimalism is all about letting go of things that don't give you value. But it's not just about the physical things. I recently read a great article about holding things lightly in a psychological sense (I would have put a link to it but it appeared in my feed and then I couldn't find it… Continue reading Holding things lightly
April has been a bit of a re-set month. I had two weeks' holiday in Tasmania, went on a one week training course and some of my work pressures turned a corner. The much needed time out has given me some time to reflect. My 2022 goals, to focus on fun and passion projects, have… Continue reading April 2022 update – getting clear on my goals
This year, one of my projects was to try out freelance writing as a side-hustle. I did it for three months, from January to March. It took me a while to work out how to get started, as many of the articles I read weren't very helpful and others that I reached out to were… Continue reading Lessons learnt on freelance writing
This year I'm focusing on spending some time on passion projects, some of which revolve around writing (see my 2022 plan). One of the activities I've explored is using Vocal to publish some of the short stories that I had lurking in my Google drive (see my stories posted here). Whilst it was a good… Continue reading Is Vocal worth it?
2022 is my year to focus on fun and passion projects (see my plan here), but I also continue to track my health and wellbeing and personal finances, which have been focuses in previous years. March has been another busy month with work, and I haven't had the balance right with my personal goals and… Continue reading March 2022 update – Fun, passion projects, health and finance
When I write I try to avoid clichés. But for life, I have a few sayings that are easy to remember and encapsulate the values I try to live by. I use them as little mantras to remind me of the attitude that I want to take when it comes to challenging situations or when… Continue reading Six sayings to live by
My attitude towards my diet changed when I started to think about food as nutrition rather than just fuel. The old adage is true, you are what you eat. But food is not the only thing that feeds you, and I've started to become more aware of the other things that I consume - media… Continue reading You are what you… consume
When I was a teenager I loved Sex and the City. The four girls always seemed really glamorous and I thought that when I grew up I would be living the same kind of life. Countless parties, outfits, brunches and a trendy apartment in the middle of a bustling metropolis. I grew up in a… Continue reading Unlearning from Carrie Bradshaw
2022 is my year to focus on fun and passion projects (see my plan here), but I also continue to track my health and wellbeing and personal finances, which have been focuses in previous years. I think February is the busiest month of the year at work. Many people in Australia take the whole of… Continue reading February 2022 update – fun, passion projects, health and wellbeing and finances
I've been making progress towards financial freedom since 2020, when I spent the year focusing on my personal finances and getting them into shape. Since then, I've clarified my 'why' of wanting to get there (more time to do the things I really get joy out of), put $43k into investments, paid off my student… Continue reading I still get tempted to buy stuff!