I’ve been learning lots the past few weeks and this weekend I’m pausing to reflect and get the learning experiences. That involves remembering I call myself a blogger :).
I haven’t squeezed blogging in so here are some quick updates. I got to catch up with my much loved extended family this week under the saddest of circumstances for my Uncle Danny’s funeral. Why do I allow such larges spaces in the time between seeing people I love?
We have almost filled the Community Based VCAL for 2015. We have planted the tennis courts with sunflowers as part of Reactivate Latrobe Valley’s #getsunflowered project. We could use some support with this project. I have learnt the depth of distrust in the Valley. I am so grateful for all the work Rose and Craig put into our site to clean it up and prepare it. Days of work! These two are the most active academics I’ve ever come across – they dig in and get things done. We met some new volunteers to plant. Still doing lots of grant writing and meeting fabulous and helpful people.
I went to a retirement dinner last week of a great teacher and caught up with Lavalla friends I hadn’t seen for ages. I had a fun birthday and continued celebrating myself up until Thursday night when I finally caught up with my ‘twin’ Rhonda for dinner:).
I wrote an astrology reading for my favourite masseur this week (also squeezed a massage in). It was a busy week and whilst there was no pressure from the person I was doing it for, it was fun write in the spaces at the beginning and end of my day. I have been reading astrology books and blogs for years and participating in Kim Falconers wonderful lessons on Good Vibe Astrology has given me confidence to read a chart and the positive perspective of the planets energies that I can use.
I watched this TED talk this week (among others). Andrew spoke at TEDx Melbourne earlier this term. I wanted to attend but I had Digital Shed and it was the first week with a new group of students. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Andrew 3 times and each time I’ve come away with great information, ideas and that full inspired feeling that keeps you going for ages. I’m really grateful to my friend Wilma for introducing us. He’s a massive inspiration so I’ll share it here:).