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    Finding Time For Creative Projects

    At the end of last year I shared with you all that I had undertaken the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing challenge, aiming to write 50,000 words (ostensibly a novel) in 30 days. In what was an incredible achievement for me, I hit that target, successfully getting more than 50,000 words down on (digital) paper in 30 days. The only problem was that my novel wasn’t even close to being finished. I had never written so much on a…

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    Confessions of a Serial Mover

    I’m going to start this confession with the truth: I am not a fan of moving. But, you wouldn’t know that if you looked at my life from the outside. In…

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    Half A Decade, Just Like That…

    I don’t spend too much time thinking about what my life would be like without Dean, but in the brief moments it does cross my mind I often marvel at the…

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    The Balcony Garden Update

    When I got back from Darwin after my teaching practical, I have to admit that I was a little concerned about how my garden would look. After all, six weeks is…

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    Yes, I Finished NaNoWriMo!

    With a satisfying click I close out a sentence that definitely wouldn’t be the last of my NaNoWriMo novel. On baited breath I check my word count for the hundredth time that…

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    Home Again To Melbourne

    It has been so good to be back home in Melbourne. Yes, I miss my parents like crazy, along with the rest of my Darwin family and friends, and (let’s be honest)…