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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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The pregnant young hairdresser cut my hair with the utmost precision. It was a Monday morning, the the budget hair salon was characteristically devoid of people, as the bulk of clients frequent on the weekends.  ‘How far along are you?’- I asked. ‘I’ve got six weeks to go’- she answered as her stool swiftly glided from my left to my right. We exchanged more words. She told me it was ...
Posted: Dec 03 2018 @ 4:38 AM
My third flight in August took me to Hong Kong airport. Beyond the large windows, the sight was nothing short of magnificent. Walls and walls of lush green mountains rise up steep, and when they plateau out they form undulations and cradles, highlighted by sunlight, contoured by shadows.Hong Kong wasn’t my final destination. Not that it mattered. I find that the things forever seared into my memories are just a ...
Posted: Sep 14 2018 @ 6:47 AM
I like the French cafe I frequent. I mean, I don’t love everything about the cafe, but overall I like it. The baguettes don’t always come out toasted to the degree of my liking. I can’t use my card to pay, they recently switched to cash only.Still, the faces are friendly, the soy lattes are great- they don’t turn sour when I let them sit for ten minutes while I devour ...
Posted: Jul 30 2018 @ 4:35 AM
After I found out my friend committed suicide, my world went on. I’d eat my breakfast and go to work. I’d drive with the music on. I’d slammed my brakes too hard. My clothes looked perfect. I looked normal.Inside me, joy vanished under a thick cloud of despair.Amanda was tough. Smart. Driven.But why?The days that followed the news were completely forgettable, but for the restlessness that was at the helm ...
Posted: Jul 15 2018 @ 6:00 AM
I haven’t been able to put this vague notion into words, until now. As I become more aware of my emotions, it’s easier to identify the distinctive spheres in which these emotions exist.The heart space is a lovely place to be in, where I am happy with the status quo. I see things through the filter of contentment, and everything is often fantastic . Even when things don’t go well, ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 1:39 AM
I don't go through life thinking about certain things on a daily basis, things such as auroras on Jupiter or the spherical and the odd-shaped moons of Saturn, how these moons named after the mighty Gaelic and Inuit gods and how they journey silently through space, unknown to most humans most of the time.I approach my clothes in a similar way, with little attention paid and a high degree of ...
Posted: Apr 01 2018 @ 6:08 PM
I call myself a minimalist, not because I have so few possessions that I can proudly do youtube video and show you everything I own in under two minutes. No. I am a minimalist because, for a few years now, one of my core beliefs and primary desires is this insatiable urge to contract rather than to expand the number of things I own.I have one pair of black shoes ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 2:27 AM
The hardest things about discarding books is I feel as though I’m letting go of parts of myself. It is as if I am throwing away the heartaches and joys  of the past, and as if I’m releasing all the hopes and dreams of the future.The trouble is, books are not just books.Books, the ones that have been read, are keepers of memories- memories woven into words and paper  and ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 5:36 AM
In July, I flew interstate and overseas for a few business trips. On the minus side, when I don’t actively work at the business, the business bank accounts look a bit sad. With most small businesses, the overheads are the same whether you work or not. These trips were not sales related, they were mainly for the purpose of professional development. On the plus side, the trips were the break from ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Lately, I've been preoccupied.Ok I massively understated that.  I've been under an enormous amount of work related stress, mostly to do with staff. The end of the financial year also brings with it the must-dos, deadlines, monetary and bookkeeping woes.When my mind is quiescent, when the worries stop and the letting go happens, I breathe deep.  I release the tense shoulders and neck muscles. I read novels while letting the ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 6:50 AM


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