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A few weeks ago I sat in on an excellent webinar by Caz Makepeace from Y Travel. The webinar was about building a business out of your blog, and one of the key takeaways for me was to build a vision for what I wanted to achieve. Not unusual, I hear you say. Any marketer worth her salt will tell you that’s a fundamental building block in any business venture. I’ve always traditionally sucked at creating vision. It seems so airy-fairy and pie-in-the-sky. I guess that’s the point. Vision is about striving for something, and the striving should be about

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This is part of an occasional series where I recall my childhood and teen years spent in Mt Gambier. Part 1 is here. This is all part of a concerted effort to balance out what was a rather toxic family life, which I also write about. I figure these sorts of musings might also come in useful some day, when I decide to write my memoir. A big thank you goes out to my high school pal, Ben Lindner, for helping remember the names of places… I was always so close! Roller skating at the Showgrounds During my early teens, Saturday

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This post was first published on 5 February, 2014. Given that this week I indulged in post-Christmas shenanigans of the plot twist variety, I still need to work on cultivating my insouciance. I’m happy to report that I’m getting better at it, though. Pfft. Meh. Whatever. Insouciant. Insouciance. I really like this word: how it sounds when I say it, and what the word actually means. It’s French, of course; what other language could manufacture such a linguistically delightful word that has such a cool meaning? I stumbled on this word as I was trying to find the answer to

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