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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Now I can add Tip Truck Driver to my Resume

(excerpts from email re: life in the country )
In breaking and my God , GROUND breaking news... I have given up my job as a journalist and adwoman for the newspaper and have done something that, would have made me turn in my grave had you told me before I was alive... hmmm... yes no sense... but that is what happens when you become a tip truck driver !!!
Yes do not adjust your goggles, in the final countdown before leaving for the orient, my unemployed arse was getting frustrated and bored and frustrated; did I mention frustration? at the lack of income coming through.
That is when my Cowboy of a boyfriend lined me up work alongside him on the property,
" I will do any sort of work, " I told him wholeheartedly.
So, you who knew me in Sydney as the timid little girl who would sooner fry my eyeballs in a wok then drive a car in the city , or those from the country might recall me as the girl who is too scared to reverse park down the main street ... may be enlightened, or inspired to hear that through the gentle coaxing and patience of a dear Cowboy - I have not only taken the plunge and learnt to drive a manual on a rocky rocky farm... but I am now the official 'truckie' -!!!!
OK, granted, so far I have worked 2 days and required sleeps at every break due to the adrenalin and fear of reversing when the truck makes that BEEEEP BEEEEP noise , you know the one you hear when you see a hardcore truckie reversing???
Well I can do that now!!!!!!
And let me tell you, I ain't looking back!
Oh, sure , I had a pipe dream once, that I would be a famous writer - a cut throat journalist... a this a that, but that was before I got behind the wheel of an Isuzu......
I write in jest, but seriously!
I am so proud of myself for stepping COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone into something that I never ever thought I would do in this lifetime..
I have a new sense of confidence... it is metaphoric of what can be achieved in life when you stretch the mind and body to doing something you never ever pictured in the equation....

Keep truckin'

1 comment:

  1. Loon....Funny...good on ya for having a go...


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