This is NOT a picture of me. I’ve never had legs that long or a skirt that short.
It IS however, how I feel at the moment with the full swing of work, writing, and motherhood now in force. I’m teaching yoga to dance students at one university and creative writing to many more at another – including over sixty darling pieces of weekly homework. I’m continuing to teach yoga privately, that’s my bread and butter, and do editing, as well as being chief cook and bottle washer for my lovely, always-hungry, mess-making family.
And in between all of this, I stake out a claim for the work I really want to do – my new writing project! “Dear Madman – In Search of the Shadowman and the Nature of Forgiveness,” a combined memoir and investigative piece revolving around the murder of my grandmother’s sister as a child.
It’s fascinating work, characters are demanding to be heard, research to be done. A structure to be found.
Best of all, it’s already piqued the attention of one of Australia’s leading publishers. So hold tight. Perhaps one day soon I’ll be paid money for my writing and be able to spend more of my precious time doing it.
Until then, I’ll continue juggling, keeping all those balls in the air, and remembering to breathe!