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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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stepping off for a bit

Things have felt a bit off the last week.

 Woah Mama's withdrawal from the blogosphere seemed to take a piece of me with it.

But not just that, I currently have so many projects on that I am a little anxious and therefore not productive.
I have also started feeling a little negative towards myself, down on myself for not keeping up with my exercise regime etc...

So I tapped into my intuitive voice inside, which I am having trouble hearing over Monte's protests to sleep.
"What do we want?" "No Sleep" "When do we want it" "Now! and 2am! and anytime really, unless you drive me around the OHT spending $50 worth of petrol and put me into the cot asleep!"

I know not as catchy as other protests!

Anyway my intuitive little lady said to take time out from everything - get myself some better eating and exercise habits and to be kinder to myself.

I need to listen to that voice more often, I have recently clouded it up with an extrordinary to-do list that I completely  blanked the voice out.

Thank God she got through!

So I am going to try (I say this with caution because I am addicted to this computer!!) try and remove myself for a week.

Going to Feng Shui the house so that the chi can run freely.

Going to spend more time playing with Monte.

And... I'm going to spend some time making my health and fitness a priority.

It will be for the good of all and sundry

Then I'll be back and I'll be able to tell you about some exciting things I am working on. But just have to take a little R'N'R first so that I am able to give them my best.

Sometimes we just need to write an un-do list.


  1. So true, I feel the sameeee way. The Blogosphere plain sucks at the moment. I've missed your posts, hope you enjoy the time out and come back with some awesomeee material xx

  2. Come back soon. M'kay?

    Have a nice chi clearing Sharni.XO

  3. Take care, I'll miss ya! I hope Monte starts giving you a break at night too. x

  4. i tried a blog break. and failed. badly.

    hope you can do it x


  5. I am with you Sharni. My heart broke a little when Alex decided to hang up her bloggy fingers and a little piece went with her.

    See you when you get back!

  6. It's so easy to take on too much - I keep going in this too much, major rest cycle...I'm learning to to try to find the balance to get out of the crash and burn cycle. Setting me time after 8pm has really helped.

    Funny you were posting about intuition at the same time as I was! I think as long as you stay tuned into yourself (and you're right - that's the hard part) it tells you what you need. And I don't think it just tells you to rest either - I think if you really trust it, it will motivate you to work too so that you find your own balance. Take care of yourself :-D

  7. Yes yes yes - these breaks are so necessary. And if you get anxious about all of your projects, go to that wipe board you purchased. See you when you return!

  8. Take care of yourself Miss! Enjoy the OHT and we'll all be here waiting when you return! :)

  9. Yup, you need time out every now and again. I am sure we'll see you back here soon though. (We better Sharni, or we'll be invading the OHT with pitchforks and burning lanterns to hunt you down and demand you get back on the computer)

  10. Give that kid a valium! Just kidding.

    Time to relax and rejuvenate. Time to get fit and refocused. I agree whole heartedly.

    As soon as I get some sleep....

  11. I have been feeling guided to just 'be' and do nothing actually. I have big decisions to make and everytime I push too much I feel pulled back to the point where I can't do anything.

    Listen to your intuitive self, she knows more than your ego self. (May be I should listen to my intuition too!!)

  12. Just the thought of you being away makes me miss you already. I hope that the knowledge that we will all miss you helps you to feel appreciated and encouraged. While you may have been burning the candle at both ends, it is not for nothing. You have achieved so much in so short a time. You should be proud of yourself. Monte also has achieved so much recently that he should be proud too.
    Now I hope you can sit back and enjoy your thoroughly deserved break. Perhaps during your 2-5 Monte-less time, you could give yourself permission to take a nap or give yourself a facial instead of anything "productive" (in quotes because relaxation is productive, just not in the generally recognized way of course).
    Happy Mental Kayaking.


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