Category Archives: life

Why, Hello There Stranger…

Four months of silence and that is a Kamikaze pilot, in social media terms. To begin with, I was consumed with other work. Then I slunk into the comfort of enjoying the break; away from writing, away from Facebook… just … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Why I Quit before I’ve Begun

I love a good epiphany that smacks you in the face while you are in the midst the most mundane of activities. This one is from when I was mowing the lawns last weekend; pushing that machine back and forth … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – What do you Tell Yourself?

There is one thing that I have been notoriously good at throughout the years and that is being hard on myself; judgmental, critical, mean, deplorable, hurtful, and downright nasty – you name it, I have internally uttered the most destructive … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Reprieve

The cycle of life rounds, as the wheel with that little tar smothered stone is sharply wedged, scratching against the road once more. No matter how large the arc, things seem to come around again. It was Christmastime. It was … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Learnt in the Past Five Years

On the cusp of five years ago I thought I’d never travel again. I thought I’d be curled up in a ball as tight as I could; not letting any light in and wanting the world to swallow me whole. … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Myself

Dear NJ, I don’t know where to begin or what to say, but simply with ‘I like you’. Actually it’s more than that, I love you. At times I wonder why, like I can’t quite put my finger on it… … Continue reading

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The Words had fallen out of my Brain

Hello blog, it’s NJ! Remember me…? Uhhhh….. I used to spend lots of time with you and then Christmas came and went and New Year’s Eve… and, and, and… Tut, tut, tut… excuses, excuses, excuses. The new year was soooo … Continue reading

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“It’s Beautiful, isn’t it?”

The first gravel stretch ascending The Mount the other night was met with the lightest droplets speckling my face, from an approaching rain cloud. I looked over to my left and a grey beast was travelling thick and fast across the … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Finding my Happy Place

By now you can probably tell that I’m pretty busy. It might be that the blogs are different, that the grammar is out of whack or that my fingers keep tpyign teh wrogn thgn. Or maybe that’s just the brilliant … Continue reading

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32 Random Acts of Kindness

This year I had decided that I didn’t want any birthday presents, that turning another year older was a gift in itself. So the only way that I could celebrate 32 years of awesomeness was to do 32 random acts … Continue reading

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