Sunday, March 6, 2016

To resuscitate or not to resuscitate?

I'm not totally sure what the blogger etiquette is for reviving a blog that hasn't been in the land of the living for two years but I'm going to attempt to breathe some life into this old girl and see how I go.

I'm still a rambling mature-aged student, wife and mother, so the title and sub-title don't need to be changed.

I finished my undergraduate degree - yay!  A Bachelor of Communication to be precise and was academic medal for my efforts (I'm not bragging but I worked bloody hard and I'm proud.) So I suppose I'll have to change that... 

Anyway, I graduated and after a long, long, long time and lots and lots and lots of job applications (about 20), I have finally found a full-time job I love, within an institution I'm proud of, doing tasks I enjoy and that still challenge me. But I think I spent so much time studying I had begun to miss it and so, I've just enrolled to do my Masters in Writing, Editing and Publishing.  I also lost my way in terms of wanting to be a writer, hence the revival of my previously defunct blog.

Let's see...I'm no longer 45, so I guess I need to change this part of my profile?  No, I think I'll leave that one for the time-being.  Although I do look quite young in my graduation photo, so that'll do.

Seeing as I'm still a student, I don't think I need to change the content much.  Although, I do have some fairly new hobbies since my last post, so I'll probably include some insightful commentary on these pursuits from time to time - cycling (on my flat-bar road bike), hiking (in the mountainous ranges of South East Queensland), Real Housewives (preferably of New York but never-ever Melbourne), writing a recipe book that I'll also try and get back to in my leisure time (of homey recipes to give my kids if they ever finally decide to move out).  Ultimately, my purpose is to inspire people to follow their dreams and to continue challenging themselves.

I don't think I'll change my tone at all.  I'm a chatty gal and I kind of think my audience will appreciate my we're-friends-on-the-phone kind of style.  Right, Girlfriend?

So, I'm just going to put this out there and see how it goes.  Any constructive feedback would be most appreciated.  But remember, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.



  1. Keep at the blogging! Being in school has kept me too busy to regularly post on my own blog about being a non-traditonal student, but I am about to graduate in April and hopefully will be able to revive my own blog with a new focus. I will keep checking in! Good luck in grad school.

  2. Hello!! I read your comment on my old blog today (Secret Housewife) Keep blogging. I'd love to read about what you are up to! I am working more on my new website, but still pop over now and then to Secret Housewife. Glad you are doing well. ;0)


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