All my systems are nervous

Today was a funny old day. It started out like a pretty normal Friday in WA. I grabbed a coffee from my favourite cafe on my way into work. Recent talk of COVID-19 spreading through the ventilation in hotels was sort of in the back of my mind. But mostly I was thinking about whatContinue reading “All my systems are nervous”

Keeping well and breathing

It’s the 21st of December, which means it’s time to play the greatest Australian Christmas song of all time — “How to Make Gravy” by Paul Kelly. The classic tale of a man who finds himself in prison over the holidays while his family gets together without him and makes gravy incorrectly, probably. It’s alsoContinue reading “Keeping well and breathing”

We are who we are for a lot of reasons

Last year (I think… I’ve lost all concept of time in 2020) I was asked an interesting question by an old friend: “Have you always been this shy? Or did something happen to you when you were little?” At the time I said, “I’ve always been like this”, which I believe to be true. AndContinue reading “We are who we are for a lot of reasons”

Embracing the new normal

Dear Diary, Life is pretty normal. I returned to the office about a month ago, part-time at first, but I’m back to full-time hours now. I’ve gone out for lunch and dinner a few times since COVID-19 restrictions eased, and even though I was nervous beforehand, it’s been fine once I’m there. Though I thinkContinue reading “Embracing the new normal”