The Week That Was…

Moving day is just around the corner! We’re all ready and we’re all excited!

In other exciting news, I wrapped up 10 years with Education on Friday. The time is right for me to embark on a career change which includes studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. It’s a pathway I wish I’d always taken so after ‘career advising’ high school students for so long, I sat down and career advised myself. This will be my third degree and I’m looking forward to returning to study – I’ve always loved learning.

Just wanted to share this picture taken by a friend of mine here, Christine, of our beautiful river. Looking at this makes me feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful region of Queensland.


Joke of the week:

Me. I am this week’s joke with my livestream blooper from my son’s football game last Sunday. And by livestream I mean actually into the football Facebook group where other parents were watching. πŸ˜‚ Thanks to my son who kindly clipped this blooper so that he and his brother could watch it anytime they liked!


The Stella Prize Shortlist:

I’m so pleased that I’ve read half the shortlist long before the titles were even listed. I’ve read Fathoms, Stone Sky Gold Mountain, and The Bass Rock. I enjoyed all three but I have my secret hopes on The Bass Rock. For many reasons, this remains a favourite book of mine and it tells an important story in a clever way.


The birds in my backyard:

It’s cockatoo central station at my place each afternoon but since the rain stopped they’ve stepped it up, so many flocking each afternoon. I love them, despite their noise, they really are such lively characters.


What I’ve been reading:


Until next week… πŸ˜Šβ˜•πŸ“šπŸ‘

22 thoughts on “The Week That Was…

  1. I love that you career advised yourself! And that you’re taking your own advice and making the change to do something that you want to. Hope the move goes smoothly, I’m sure you’ll enjoy being back in your own home and making it your own again. I look forward to all the pics of decor!

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  2. Congratulations on the career move!
    Just a word of advice about painting bookshelves: they take ages and ages to dry and probably longer in the humid climate of Qld. Whether you decide to paint them to your heart’s desire or someone else does, do not be tempted to put any books in the shelves for at least two weeks to ensure that the paint is rock solid. Touch dry is not good enough. You could ruin your books which will absorb the still-not-quite-dry paint under the surface layer as the weight of the book presses down on it. (That’s a tip from my dear old dad, who was a research chemist in surface coatingsβ€”that’s paint, to you and me.)

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  3. Your transformation is an inspiration Theresa!! And you’re right, when your life gets tipped upside down and everything falls out, it’s a great time to re-assess what you decide to put back in and how you want your life arranged. Congratulations on following your heart and your own career advice and plunging back into study again. It’s going to be a huge undertaking, but you can do it πŸ˜€ I’ll certainly be cheering you on ALL the way my friend.

    And good luck for the move!! How amazing will it feel being back in your own house again?

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  4. Great news, Theresa, and good luck with the study. I’m just finishing up my third degree and it is so good to see the end in sight. Speech pathology is a great choice too. We’ve had some excellent ones over the years with Dan. All the best.

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