Regardless of omens and signs, with all of the news lately about the multiple bushfires, heatwaves and evacuations, the country and our friends are in our thoughts a lot.
A decade in review: 10 years blogging, 7 spent abroad and 4 different countries lived in. Following my intuition around the world and creating new adventures and experiences!
As someone who doesn’t cry often and likes to go with the flow, this has knocked me off kilter and quite literally shook me to the core.
I thought I’d share a bit of reading material I’ve been using to help with the past five months I spent hibernating during one of Ottawa’s coldest winters in a while. A recent book I’ve been reading is called ‘Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art And Made History (In That Order)‘ by Bridget QuinnContinue reading “Choose Yourself First: Women Making Art (And History)”
You may remember I have been working on a startup concept (including a book)* for women since becoming pregnant and having my son abroad in the UK. I was freelancing away, growing a baby and waddling along the streets of North West London, happily posting Instagram snaps of flowers in winter, coloured doorways, cute bikesContinue reading “The reason why I want to empower women”
The major life milestones you face in your 20s and 30s: financial literacy and lessons learned from my expat adventures over the past decade.
Woke up this morning to the US Election results after my husband and I were up most of the night looking after our baby. Around 3am he mentioned the current poll results, I gave it a quick thought then went back to looking after our son and back to bed. Now that I have hadContinue reading “Lessons for all seasons”
This is our ninth week of parenthood. Not only am I a new mum, I’m: the mother of a baby boy (a new experience having never grown up with brothers of my own!); recovering from surgery after having an emergency c-section; living as an expat in a temporary apartment in a major city in a foreignContinue reading “London baby: The business of being a new mum”
I came across this quote recently and it made me think, for every: missed opportunity; closed door; firm no; and I told you so. There’s always been: something different (sometimes greater); someone else; or some surprise… …waiting in the wings. A wise woman I once worked with held firm her belief: “A good no is better than aContinue reading “When one door closes”