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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.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lost and Found

This is probably the most 'from the heart' you will get from me.
I have been feeling nostalgic because my little boy is growing, rapidly - and I wanted to capture , somehow - how much I have changed and what I have felt these last 10 months since becoming a mama.

This just wrote itself then.

I had a baby and I lost my sleep.
I had a baby and I found my nurturing side

I had a baby and I lost my energy
I had a baby and I found my motivation

I had a baby and I lost my wine and ciggies
I had a baby and I found confidence in myself

I had a baby and I lost my friday nights
I had a baby and I found my saturday mornings

I had a baby and I lost my time to be bored
I had a baby and I found so much to treasure in every moment

I had a baby and I lost my vision from tiredness
I had a baby and I found new eyes to see the world through

I had a baby and I lost my ability to be 'alone'
I had a baby and I found a reason to never be lonely

I had a baby and I lost my waist
I had a baby and I found my heart


  1. That is lovely. and never a truer word...

  2. It's beautiful..."found my heart"...just so.

  3. Hello Sharni!
    i just found your blog via Sharnee at Coax for Candy...im another Sharnee! i dont blog, but i lurke really well!
    im looking forward to reading your blog, from what ive seen so far, this post-LOVE IT! and ive just had a sneak peek at your top 100...i LOVE Love my way too!, and i also purchased the box set from ebay!! The blog looks fabulous, and i look froward to getting to know you!
    Sharnee :o)

  4. Hey Sharnee, geez didn't realise there was so many of us in the world (sharni/ee's) that is!
    Thanks for your comments. Love my Way is the best Australian drama ever. Hope to see you around here more


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