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Spirals and millstones

Spirals and millstones

I was chatting to a dear old friend the other day about long term illness. He has a chronic illness and also experienced a period of acute burnout a few years ago. He said “I noticed that every time I said ‘I think I’ve turned a corner’ when...
Grateful for help. And I need it.

Grateful for help. And I need it.

(Photo of Coco just because I couldn’t think of a photo for the post and also she’s a great therapy cat, just drapes herself across my torso when either she or I need comfort) It’s school holidays at the moment, which I didn’t think would mean...
Progress and regress

Progress and regress

[just a warning it gets a bit serious about halfway through] Today I went to connect group (Bible study) and then I rested all day. I’d had a big couple of days, filming, editing, hanging out with my brother, and running around doing things. Tomorrow will be...
Appearances can be deceiving

Appearances can be deceiving

Hallo one and all, whoever you might be. It’s been a while. In the time since I last wrote, there’s been Christmas (a good time getting to know old acquaintances and new friends better), camping at the beautiful Coles Bay with great company, meeting many...
Blankness and chaos

Blankness and chaos

The days drip away. At the beginning of this break, it seemed like an impossibly long time, a gift of time, that my doctor and workplace had given me. But now as the days draw closer to me having to step back into some semblance of a working life, it seems like not...
Taking stock

Taking stock

Making: I’m finding it really hard to make anything. I keep starting things, like crochet projects or needle felting or even colouring in, and I find my focus slips away and I don’t want to do it anymore. I try to think of small, easy things but I’m...