Sunshine Boy

I’d been thinking about Paddy’s happiness and his future a lot. I had been noticing changes in his behaviour and more importantly in our relationship. I wondered if I had caused him a confidence pull. Life had changed so much over the course of the last 18months… His life consisted of a small family of four and now he had …

Working From Home: Kids v’s Work v’s Life

Chris MADE me start a journaling challenge this week. This was after last week when he MADE me drink wine and speak about my feelings. After he MADE me speak about my feelings and before he MADE me journal – he wrote some things down in a card to show me what I do for everyone and how little I …

Maternity: Returning To Work

Returning to work after Maternity   HA! After?! We’ll just discount the copious amount of work done over the past 5 months for the purpose of this blog… And remember that maternity leave is a sacred thing between mother and baby and that returning to work after maternity leave is just the curse sorry sorry COURSE of life.   Seriously …

Starting again.

Fuck feeling like you’re pedaling an unchained, broken geared, badly oiled bike. Fuck fighting for your tiny, insignificant little space in the world. Fuck listening to dickheads who tell you ‘it’ll never work, that’s not how it’s done.’ Fuck arguing with your kids, spouse, boss. Fuck that. Take control. Get some fucking order in your life. Work starts and end …

The trouble with leadership

Last year (2016) was the very beginning of THE DREAM. “Enthusiastic, I’ll give her that…” I’d never really considered the complexities of what I was about to take on. I’d read books and study up on leadership and how to do it right. I’d ask the advice from my friends and look for input from my team. I knew if …

Content Marketing: 2 years on

About this time last year I wrote an article about my first year in CMA and my Content Marketing journey. Now, before we go any further. I’m not talking about SHIT Content, I’m talking seriously good looking content. SHIT Content Definition: – Usually a concept derived by people who think they know, but don’t. These people harper after the past, …

Rest up hard worker

Ever since I can remember Gillies and Mackay, the Sheds, was a thing. A place where everyone I knew and loved, lived and worked. At the heart of the Sheds stands (to this day) 2 men. Dad and Grant. 2 men who have worked tirelessly for over 30 years, providing for their families and their team. They raised me up …

Half of one heart

HALF OF ONE HEART, YET TO BE WHOLE. It breaks my heart, it shakes my soul. Half of one heart, yet to be whole. Squeeze him tight and keep him near,  all the while pushing back the fear. It breaks my heart, it shakes my soul. His face is changing, but her pace is raging. Stand back, step out – …