We often think of role models as people to look up to. We place them on a pedestal as images of perfection to be admired, and we tell ourselves that is how we should strive to be.
Often the media influences our choice in role models, particularly for women.
You only need to flick through the celebrity magazines or social media plastered with the beautiful, skinny, rich and famous. It is these images that young girls mistakenly believe to be role models. However, it only serves to ignite … [Read More...]
Liane Moriarty is fast becoming one of my favourite Australian authors. Her book 'The Husband's Secret', a NY Times No 1. Best Seller, has sold over 1 million copies alone. And Liane's latest book, the highly anticipated 'Big Little Lies' is bound to … [Read More...]
I often wonder what it would feel like to be a highly successful author. Someone who has the talent and dedication to their craft and who can justify sitting down for hours and just writing fiction.
As a budding fiction writer I find myself at … [Read More...]
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 … [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Late last week a little email arrived in my inbox telling me I had been nominated for the Best Blog Award at AusMumpreneur.com!
It's a little exciting!
Now usually I'm not one for competitions, particularly those voted by the public; they … [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
I'm Jodi, a freelance writer, copywriter, blogger and aspiring fiction novelist. I love writing. From interesting feature articles, to compelling website copy, I aim to make words count. I'm also currently polishing my first fiction manuscript. Here on the blog I write about love, writing and inspiring & motivational fodder to get you thinking.