I feel guilty for not blogging. Truth is, life gets in the way. I've got a few ideas in draft form, but I need to dedicate proper time to write.
It's been an eventful couple of weeks!
My boy bought me a ring, telling me he wants to be with me forever. Every day I thank the stars for bringing us together. We are going well.
I've been settling into my new (dream) job which I am loving. I think the sign of fitting in well is when colleagues are comfortable enough to poke fun at you. And they sure did when I told them about this happening...
Cannot even deal!
I spoke at Quippings - a disability performance event on Saturday night - reading my previous two blog posts aloud. I love these events - they're inclusive (duh), encouraging, a little bit naughty (they're held at a sex bookshop) and I've made some wonderful friends. The performances are always amazing - some comedy, poetry, singing, and straight out reading - every one of the performances are moving.
(Pictures via Hares and Hyenas)
Australia Day was spent at my boy's parents' for lunch, then we saw The Book Thief (how wonderful is that film?!) followed by an impromptu barbie with my neighbours, drinking and singing along to the Hottest 100. Here's the dog. 'Straya.
Monday was spent planning my trip. It's less than two months 'til departure and I needed to get my shit together. I've got most of my accommodation done now - just need to book New York, Paris, Brussels and London. Staying at a mixture of hostels, hotels, AirBNB and friends/relatives. Bring it. Just got to navigate the special needs departments of three airlines now. It's proving to be difficult and I wish I had a more common medical condition.
I also had a shoot and interview for a TV show - more on that when I know when it will be aired. My friends are so lovely - answering my call for extras in a social scene. Here we are, taking selfes for the camera.
After the interview, I received a phone call from England, telling me my application for The Guardian's diversity writer's workshop was successful. I am so honoured to be chosen, and I cannot wait for the workshop mid-February. What an opportunity. Yay!
When I return from my trip I will be doing a range of speaking engagements including hosting a couple of Write-ability writing and advocacy workshops for Writers Victoria and Arts Access Victoria. It's free and if you are interested in writing and advocacy and residen in or can make it to Melbourne, I'd love you to attend! Please come - but before that, send me some points you'd like me to cover.
That's it. I'm busy til about 26 March. I desperately want to fit some quality writing in. I will.
What you been up to? Any news? Tell me!