Tag: choice

hiking sunshine coast sabbatical

On sabbatical

I don’t officially leave the country until Sunday morning. But while I have the hubby doing some packing and a beer next to me…..wait, did I say that out loud?! I meant to say ‘tea’. 🙂 I’m getting in a few farewells. I’m terrified. I’m scared. Why oh why did...

Be okay with not knowing the way

This semester, as part of a unit called Professional Practice, I’m aiming to guide a new bunch of new recruits into this profession by being a facilitator of conversation and source of encouragement (and hopefully wisdom). There is something I feel I need to share at this point. If I’ve...

Letting go to embrace what comes next

Today I had my farewell morning tea at my workplace. I officially finish up at Queensland State Archives (QSA) on Friday. As my hands shook, tears flowed (how embarrassing!), I’m sad to be leaving some amazing, knowledgeable and professional people whom I’ve had the privilege of working with and learning...

Back in the Swing

I know, I know, it’s been a while. I haven’t written in over a month. It’s time to get back in the swing…..of achieving the (seemingly) impossible. This is just a short post, but as always it has a purpose – an attempt to re-establish a habit of writing regularly....

Two months on…Tracking Semester Goals

Two months ago I set some goals for myself, some boundaries or rules if you will, to help maximise my time and take care of myself during the university semester. Inspired by “FreeStyle Mind” and the blog post “30 Habits that will Change your Life”, here are my list of...

Headhunted: why I chose to stay put

A week ago I had an interesting phone call. Surprising? Not really. But…interesting. I turned down my previous role. This significant experience was overwhelming, flattering, a little awkward and for a moment, confusing. I have never been in a position before where a previous employer has offered an opportunity to...

Keeping Perspective

The last couple of weeks I’ve seen myself make some choices I didn’t think were possible….at least for me. I always feel “connected” in some way or another to my work, my career, my planning, my future. May this be through Twitter, reading articles via RSS feeds in my Reader,...