On opportunity #52essays2017 #Essay7

Diane Lee writes about the mythical workplace beast of Opportunity.

Opportunity (noun) – a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do anything. In Australian workplaces, there exists a strange, mythological beast. This beast is called Opportunity. Opportunity is a mercurial animal that magically appears in workplaces during times of

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Crush: extinction #52essays2017 #Essay6

Dying. Dead. Buried. Everything about him that I respected, admired, enjoyed. Gone. Killed by a single gesture that extinguished all others that preceded it. The way he made me feel d him was changed irreparably, irrevocably by that one action. A

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Crush: evolution #52essays2017 #Essay5

The fifth essay in #52essays2017 challenge - evolution of a crush.

Four weeks. Give or take a day or two. That’s how long it took. Takes. For my crush to run its course. But my crush didn’t just stop. It didn’t run face first into a firmly closed door, and bloody and smash

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An open letter to government workers everywhere (but especially in America) #52essays2017 #Essay4

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke Dear government workers everywhere (but especially in America), You have an important job to do. And it is more important than

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Crush: anatomy #52essays2017 #Essay3

The third essay in #52essays2017 challenge - anatomy of a crush.

Oh, God. Really? Another crush? Why? Can’t I be done with this shit already? I’m 53 years old, and I’ve been single for 10 years. Of course, I haven’t exactly been a nun in that time, but since turning 50,

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The power of one #52essays2017 #Essay2

The second essay in #52essays2017 challenge - the power of one.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” We hear

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I’m a failure (and I couldn’t be happier) #52essays2017 #Essay1

The first essay in #52essays2017 challenge - why I'm a failure and I couldn't be happier.

This is the first essay in the #52essays2017 challenge that I’ve set for myself this year. I’ll be writing one personal essay a week: 52 in total. And I’m doing this because I’m the first to admit I’ve become a lazy

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Why I’ve been quiet lately…

I'm currently volunteering in Vietnam, which explains why I've been quiet of late.

In my last post waaaaaaaay back at the beginning of November, I mentioned that I would be in Vietnam for at least three months, volunteering at KOTO, a social enterprises that trains poor and disadvantaged youth in hospitality. My reasons for

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An ending… and a beginning – Freedom Road #7

An ending and a beginning for Diane Lee on her Freedom Road journey.

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. It’s been a while since my last post. Two months, in fact. (Sorry, Andy.) But I haven’t resting

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That time when my book was reviewed: 3 lessons learned

That time when my book was reviewed: Diane Lee shares the 3 lessons she learned

When I started The Secret Lives of Writers series, I was approached by Alex Kourvo from Writing Slices (check the comments at the bottom of this post) to see if I’d submit it for a book review. Of course, I was

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