Awesome (yet arduous) August

Goodbye August.  Boy, what a hard, challenging month you were!  You put me through the wringer, tested my patience, made me confront myself, and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Despite going through this arduous process, I made the bold decision to leave my workplace after 5.5 years.  Yup!  Time for a new start…

Feel the love

  Today is the 14th of February; the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love. With aroha in the air, I write this blog post with strong affection for my administrative skills.  Yes, I have loathed you in the past and at times I found you to be boring, repetitive, routine, and devoid of…

Family first

A mid-week dinner at Boy and Bird followed by the dreamiest ice-cream from Ben and Jerry’s (mmmm…. Cherry Garcia…).  Sharing non-stop laughs with my two sisters and my little cousin.  Yup, life doesn’t get much sweeter. Yesterday my sisters and I decided to take our cousin Sene out to celebrate her successful completion of NCEA…

Game on

In my final year of primary school, my class received it’s very first computer.  This big piece of creamy-white technology sat proudly in the corner of the room, 30 students staring at it in awe like it was the Elixir of Life.  We took turns to play Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, a…

My time at WOMAD

I can’t believe the first quarter of the year has nearly gone.  Within that time I moved house, changed roles at work, got involved with my industry association, spent time with my family… the list goes on. I also attended a Health and Wellness Conference several weeks ago and was reminded of the importance of…

Grateful Tuesday: Mrs McFetridge

To all of my old classmates featured in this photo, apologies if this is embarrassing!  If it makes you feel any better I do appear to be rocking big 80s hair. The reason for showing this photo is that I wanted to make a point of publicly thanking my standard 1 teacher, Mrs McFetridge. Thank…