Things to remember

I took a longer break from work during January than I have in past years, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are a few of the things I want to remind myself to hold on to for a bit longer: Keep singing sea shanties on TikTok with my son (will he fulfill his ambition to be … Continue reading Things to remember

Wrapping up 2020

I am making peace with leaving my to-do list undone, and this will be my final blog post for 2020. The year is ending with uncertainty—a COVID-19 outbreak across Sydney is restricting celebrations and, in my immediate family, the last day of school ended with an epileptic seizure and an ambulance trip to hospital. My … Continue reading Wrapping up 2020

Distractions

You want to escape from bushfires, coronavirus, university restructures, tragic news stories, wild weather, power outages, uncertainty about the future, politics on social media, other people's gloom... Your strategies for working during tough times and staying hopeful seem shallow or forced. You feel increasingly fragile, combative, anxious, or worn out to the back teeth... You … Continue reading Distractions