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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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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Free ebook to inspire you to win NaNoWriMo

How do writers juggle creative writing and life? Find out in The Secret Lives of Writers!

Free to download during national novel writing month! As far as I am concerned—if you register and write—you win NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) even if you don’t make 50,000 words. No questions asked! And I say that because I know writing

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It’s only a matter of time – Freedom Road #5

It's only a matter of time until I embrace the freelance lifestyle...

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. After a tumultuous few months (year, actually) where I have been through the wringer at my workplace, and

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Hire a copywriter – me!

Looking for a copywriter for your next project? Your search is over. You’ve found your copywriter. It’s me. Yes, me! And this little video explains why you should hire me for your next copywriting or editing project. Oodles of experience

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The power of one – Freedom Road #4

There is just so much to actually do in my journey towards freedom. The overwhelm is real. Enter the power of one.

This post was originally posted on WFA.Life. The Freedom Road series documents my transition to a more freelance, less corporate working life. The last time I posted, I was having all kinds of trouble moving to a WFA.Life. It started

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