We all go through difficult phases of life. It is par for the course. It might just be one particular thing – being made redundant or the breakdown of a relationship – or the whole kit and caboodle where all of life’s doors slam shut at once. It can take anything from a few days to a few months before that elusive window the cliché promises will fly open, and you can finally breathe again. It will open eventually, I promise. In the meantime… Continue reading
One of the greatest things about the random shuffle of world travel is the people you meet. Izzy, a French-Canadian foodie and tennis enthusiast I met when I first moved to Sydney, has a habit of pausing in the middle of the action to sigh and say, “Life.” It always struck me as hilarious and poignant in equal measure. What can we do, as humans, except hold up our hands and surrender to Life? I don’t believe in a divine higher power, but it is humbling to acknowledge there is very little, with the exception of our own behaviour, that we can actually control. Continue reading
The start of a new year always puts me in a reflective mood. When I think of all the wonderful people I’ve met, the adventures I’ve had and the incredible places I’ve been, I feel exhilarated. I had tough times as well, but 2014 was a very good year. I hope 2015 will be too.