value of a memory

What’s your child’s best & worst memories?

I'm big on memories. Memories are what makes a person who they are. I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood that I hold dear. The ones that make me smile, the ones that make me long for a simpler time and the ones that if I close my eyes and squeeze them real tight, I can imagine being right there again.  And then there are the not so good memories. Memories that evoke fear, sadness or regret, and ones that are still too raw to uncover. But both good and bad, these memories … [Read More...]


7 ways to find more time in your day

Today is the beginning of my four week focus on fitness. The past twelve months has seen me struck down with chronic back pain from an old water skiing injury and has seen my fitness levels drop. And I hate it. I like being fit. I like the feeling … [Read More...]


Opinion: Princess of Instagram

Welcome to a new weekly segment here on the blog where I voice my opinion on topical issues. Until I get a weekly paid op-ed gig (offers welcome click here); this is it! This week I'm tackling something that really got me fired up: The Princess of … [Read More...]

O’ Captain, My Captain.

Today the world lost a truly talented, amazingly brilliant, yet unfortunately troubled soul in Robin Williams. I can't begin to imagine what those closest to him and who knew him best are going through right now, nor can I begin to understand the … [Read More...]

liebster flowers

Ponder this…

  Last week I blogged about being nominated for the AusMumpreneur Blog Award which was a little exciting, and thank you to those who have voted too. After that little flush of excitement  you could imagine my surprise when I find in my inbox … [Read More...]


Something a bit exciting

Late last week a little email arrived in my inbox telling me I had been nominated for the Best Blog Award at! It's a little exciting! Now usually I'm not one for competitions, particularly those voted by the public; they … [Read More...]

failure to try

If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

image source The other day I was reading Kylie Purtell's blog - A study in contradictions where she posed the question to her readers: "If you knew you couldn't fail, what would you do with your life that you're not doing now?" I've written … [Read More...]

the one thing

The One Thing…

After my last post where I spoke about my frustrations of procrastination and loss of motivation, I must say I've had a good few days. I sent off four pitches, one which was pitched, commissioned and published in the same day, and I've done some more … [Read More...]

grand canyon

Taking the blame

I wish I could explain what was going on in my head right now. For the past what seems like months, but is possibly only two weeks, I have been in a rut. No, worse than that, it is an expansive ravine rivalling the Grand Canyon, yet a little less … [Read More...]


It’s in the stars

I wouldn't say I'm into Astrology. I'm certainly not one who reads the stars in the paper each day or has them electronically delivered to my inbox. I may glance at them every now and then, perhaps when I'm wanting something to happen or looking for … [Read More...]


Book review: Gone Girl

  I'm a bit late to the party reading this one but with the upcoming movie due to be released in October this year, I thought I should read the book before seeing the movie. This is my second Gillian Flynn novel that I've read (finished … [Read More...]

why i write

Why I write

Back in March I was tagged in a blog hop on My Writing Process and it seems there has been many spin-offs from this, the latest gained momentum over at Always Josefa which now sees me tagged by the lovely Lisa at Random Acts of Zen. Now I don't … [Read More...]

one leaf

Would you be okay on your own?

(source)   Love is not need. Your true love is not the only thing. And you can not be ‘completed’ by someone. These are lessons I have learned over the past twenty years. When I was growing up I was insecure, shy and always wary of new … [Read More...]

sharp objects

Book Review: Sharp Objects

  As I do a lot of reading, I've decided that I should do more book reviews on the blog. I enjoy writing reviews and I like to do my reviews a little differently than the norm; not too much on the plot, no spoilers and short & sweet. I've … [Read More...]


You must have so much spare time!

This was the phrase someone uttered to me when I mentioned I'm only working out of the home two days per week. Now, I'm a fairly placid person and it really does take a lot to get me fired up and to pull on those ranty pants, but if anything can … [Read More...]

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Book Review: The Headmaster’s Wife

  There is nothing I love more than picking up a book and being hooked within the first few pages. And if I'm honest, if the book doesn't hook me within the first chapter I find it hard to keep going, (something I'm trying to work on in my … [Read More...]

I'm Jodi, a freelance writer, blogger and aspiring fiction novelist.  I'm working on increasing my published portfolio of feature articles and currently polishing my first fiction manuscript. Here on the blog I write about love, writing and inspiring & motivational fodder to get you thinking. . 
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