Do you feel like you're bombarded with "feel good" media and blogs that are urging you to find happiness, to be happier, to live a happier life? Do you sit down some days when things have been tough and think, "Why can't I just be happy?" Are you constantly searching and striving to find the … Continue reading Joy
School holidays are almost here and I can already hear the cries of thousands of children as they have nothing to do for two whole weeks - "I'm Bored"! In the past, when I've heard those dreaded words, I've become annoyed, muttered something about 'oh, wouldn't it be nice to be bored rather than cooking … Continue reading “I’m Bored!”
We are all creative beings. Whether it be working out what's for dinner and "creatively" putting together what's in the fridge, planning a unit of work for your Yr 4 class, working out a project schedule or actively being "creative" - painting, making music, doing craft. So why do so many people feel they aren't … Continue reading Introducing “Creativity”
Ummm... excuse me? Where has the year gone? My last blog post was on December 4th, 2017, and it is now February 20th, 2018! I feel like the end of 2017 was so busy and full on that my feet barely touched the ground. January was spent trying to piece myself back together and re-group … Continue reading Happy New Year (at the end of February!)
I love Christmas! I really mean it! I love the excitement, the anticipation, the decorations, the food, the giving and receiving, the time spent with family and friends, the music, the lights. I really do feel like it is the most wonderful time of the year. And, as a teacher in Australia, I love this time … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Camping. It is a word that instills terror in some and exhilaration in others. For me, it has been a time of making happy memories and learning not to sweat the 'small stuff'.
A recent experience has had me reflecting on Change and how it is such a personal thing.
My latest post reflects on my superwoman school holiday "To-Do" list that didn't go to plan. I was left reflecting on how we put ourselves last when really we need to put ourselves first - to recharge and be creative.
On Wednesday night, I caught "Anh's Brush With Fame" on the ABC. What an amazing show! For those of your who don't know about this show, it is Anh Do, a talented Australian comedian, artist and writer, interviewing famous and influential people while he paints them, revealing at the end of the show, his finished … Continue reading Inspiring Stories: Reflecting on Sam Johnson – “Anh’s Brush With Fame”
Today is the first Monday in weeks that I haven't had a pile of school work to do, or haven't had to actually be at school. Mondays are my day off, but the joy of being a teacher means that your days off are all too often filled with mountains of work. So, today was … Continue reading I See The Light