Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Here is my work!
Making business plans, networking, and oh yea building a website. I'm still not ready to launch yet, but the day is getting closer and closer. It's pretty exciting and every day now is a fine game of balancing a feisty trio of emotions: "work-a-holic-ness, anticipation and frustration"!
In no particular order I am trying to appreciate my privilege and take less things for granted. This is my happiness!
Today I am grateful for:Access to the Internet
The day job and still have enough mental and emotional capacity to build, plan, make and be creative as well.
The financial means to build a website, set up a company and buy the right tools
My little car - so I can travel to beautiful places that inspire me
My little car - so I can travel to visit amazing people who want to work with me
Living centrally so I can walk places
Support - from my friends and partner
The freedom to be out of the closet, love who I love and be safe
The freedom to be a woman and live as I wish, in a relatively un-oppressed society
The sunshine and enjoying it
Friends who are willing to help me build a business
Friends who are supportive and caring
A body that works - dancing walking, moving
Self awareness and emotional awareness
My space, my little nest / sanctuary of glittery pink wonderland
Networking with people in the tech industry
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
Xmas holidays have a tendency to make you feel iky and lethargic. Rich food, not much exercise and a complete break in routine would do that. Im my down time cos I find it SUPER hard to switch my brain off I've been watching makeup tutorials. Jeffree Starr, Nikki Tutorials and my fav Kat von D have been awesome. They all love bold colours and Ive learned alot about makeup application and technique.
Here's what I've been playing with...
Monday, December 14, 2015
"Instructional Design is the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. It is the entire process of analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs."But not everyone understands this... or the rest of this description.
I am an Instructional Designer by trade, if you could call that a "trade". It is what I do for a day job. Every day... monday to friday and sometimes after hours if it is crazy busy. It's a pretty creative job, but not one many people have heard of. OR something that would be recommended to people out of uni! And there are even wankier titles than mine which give even less information about what actually is involved. Haha
"What does an instructional technologist do…
- Evaluate new technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction
- Assist faculty in discovering methods of improving their instruction with and without technology
- Conduct training sessions teaching faculty and staff how to use new technologies
- Conduct research studies evaluating the use of technologies and their impact on student learning outcomes
- Create training materials to accommodate the self-learners and provide resources for our “customers”
- Manage the implementation of new technologies on-campus for the use of instruction". Source: http://instructtech.wordpress.com"
I started off designing work-books and training material over 10 years ago now - So it's now really exciting to work in an industry that is super technology focused. What is going to engage and excite people, how do people learn, how can we make learning fun, and efficiently convey a message that STICKS. I get to code, or should I say add to my coding knowledge on the go when something doesn't quite work as planned - play with web-design / wireframes, nerd out of typography, (my latest thing is Kinetic Typography!) Check it out - it's pretty cool!
Friday, November 13, 2015
|YUM: quinoa, beans, sweet peas, broccoli, cranberries|
|More yum: Salad, salmon, tomatoes, halloumi, and pomegranate, and corn|
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Signs (not proof!) of being an empath..
People tell you that they feel better after talking to you about their physical and/or emotional pains, but you tend to feel worse after such conversations.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Tomorrow is a public holiday, and I'm quite looking forward to having the day off. Half because I'm lazy and half because it gives me a chance to catchup on life. Or my business... yes I have to actually consciously turn off sometimes!
Why is it a public holiday? Cos horse racing is a mental craze here in Melbourne. No other states of Australia have a holiday tomorrow, just Victoria cos Aussies are weird. (Love you weirdoes haha)
What really blew me however. Was that apparently, they just switched Anzac day off to give us one now. I get there aren't many holidays this time of the year. I suppose I think Anzac is a much better cause to remember. Maybe that's just me and my nostalgic memories of going to the museum to watch the military and returned service men's parades. Even if that did mean getting up at 6am. Ugh.
Anyways, horse racing is awful. That is all.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Okay so I looked at the last two and got some great advice but no real connections or pointers of where to go. So I'm trying google. YAY google... I'll keep a broad perspective and also you, know a running update of how it all goes!
Lawyers: not a good topic to google, firstly I have only half an idea of what I need one for.
A) what kind of business am I setting up and how will that effect tax and hopefully one day in the faaaar distant future, paying myself...
B) Contracts, e-commerce T's and C's and all those other agreements that one must have when business involves not just working with ones' self only! People! Community!!
Friday, October 30, 2015
"Calm your mind today. Take time to hear your thoughts and settle and your ideas mature. Taking time for mental restoration now, will help you focus and stay motivated in the days to come."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
www.missphloss.com It just hasn't got the pull like The Onion, or Huff Post.
That's OK. I get it. SO I've made it easy. You want to receive my updates and blog posts - I will email them to you!
It'll be great, kinda like a long distance relationship. I know you care, even though you don't call every day.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
These photo are from the FECK Melbourne art competition exhibition Gallery opening. They are glorious and I love the celebration of the Sacred Yoni and feminine intimacy. Love it. That whole night was a completely crazy experience. Black light body paint = nakedness. That is a story for another time
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Do not let emotion come between you and your purpose. Refreshing honesty not acknowledging the possibility of failure.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Thinking about my upcoming trip to America to Burning Man (OMG I STILL NEED FLIGHTS) I have been looking at some amazing pictures of Off the Grid homes. Check out the photos on my photo blog: http://onlypinkthings.tumblr.com/ They're beautiful and more and more I am craving the bush, camping, water in lakes and rivers. Which is ironic considering Burning Man is a desert. In a dried up lake bed. However it is self sustainable, and eco-friendly... for the week that the city exists...
I'm looking forward to a week offline, disconnected and blissfully out of touch with reality.
I was going to do another "Things I love Thursday" as I haven't done one in I think at least over a year. But here I am, on a Wednesday writing again. Today I feel rested, invigorated, lighter, happy, excited and ON.
I half wrote this post months ago- but she's doing some amazing things. Including a pop up shop! Here is the link if you'd like more info on the shop: SHOP which is literally around the corner from my house!! :D
Friday, March 13, 2015
You must love yourself first and foremost. It wasn’t until Amani and I had done much inner healing work on ourselves that we had the adhikara to attract this kind of partnership. You get what you put into the world, especially in relationships where the other person is always your clearest reflection. If you fill yourself with love, love will be reflected. One person could never be everything you need, and it’s selfish and unreasonable to place that burden on someone. Instead, be whole unto yourself.
Fill yourself with radiance, love, fullness, dreams, aspirations, joy, beauty, and magic and you will find that your partner is simply pouring magic and wonder out of their pores for you as well. Then you exponentially better each other. Become vessels, and like two mirrors held to one another whose mere proximity turns them into an infinity mirror, you will grow infinite depth between you.