I wish I’d known

Okay, I promise that after this blog I’m going to stop banging on about turning 38. It’s over now. It’s happened.  But, as with all such events which so obviously and obnoxiously signal the passing of time, birthday weeks are a period of reflection, especially for someone like me who is irritatingly ruminative. Last week,  I spent 3 days with …

Turning 38

I am writing this on the eve of my 38th birthday. And turning 38 has been a bit of a shit for some reason. Usually I’m all like “age is just a number” and “yes I want you to make a disproportionate amount of fuss over the day of my birth” but this year I’ve been more like “I am …

ZOË FOSTER BLAKE

When I was a kid, I was desperate to wear make-up. I was fascinated by the way my Mum would sweep blush on her cheeks, delighted when my Grannie came to visit and let me apply her compressed powder to hide her liver spots and always slightly perplexed by the blue eyeshadow that my sisters furiously painted their unsuspecting eyelids …

Is Chasing Goals, Tiring You?

There are many things I am really good at. There are also many things I am not good at (although I like to refer to them as skills I haven’t developed yet). Here are some of those things. Directions (my eldest sister loves to tell the story of a time before Google maps when I got so lost driving through …

If Life Feels Hard…

It is Saturday night and I have just come home from my friend’s house where I drank tea and chatting shit for hours (my perfect evening these days. Gone are the days of all-nighters in heels I couldn’t walk in, booze I couldn’t keep in and clubs nobody wanted to be in!) I have an early start tomorrow. Who schedules …

This One Question Will Change Your World. – {Not an overstatement.}

It is Sunday night and I just got home from a mate’s leaving drinks. There were about 20 of us, sat around a big outside table, absorbing as much of the remaining Melbourne sun as we good, painfully aware that the winter months are lurking and wondering why we aren’t all moving up the coast to warmer climes like our …

How To Build Trust With Yourself

In August 2018, I made a promise to myself.That every single week for an entire year, I would publish a written blog every Tuesday. (stay with me, this gets better!) There were to be no excuses.  It didn’t matter if it was my birthday (and yes, my birthday does land on a Tuesday this year, it’s 23rd April just so you …

5 Simple Ways To Change Your Results

I just got back from the supermarket (possibly the worst opening line of any blog I’ve ever written but stay with me!). It’s 10 o’clock at night and in recent months, I have developed a habit of leaving my grocery shopping until this late time. Side note! I really wish I was the sort of person who sipped chai tea …

7 Steps To Enjoying Life (and to stop being a twat)

My story isn’t special. No one’s is. That’s not to say it isn’t important. Everyone’s is. But no one escapes the harder parts of being a human being, just like no one escapes getting older (although Cher’s trying bless her) or paying taxes (although Willie Nelson gave it a red hot go). But like Cher and Willie, life will always …

Drugs Aren’t The Problem

There’s been some negative news in the Australian press recently about a music festival called Rainbow Serpent. Why? Well drugs, really. People go into the Australian bush under the blistering sun and dance to music many don’t understand (full disclosure, I don’t out of context) and while they do so, some of the crowd inevitably push their boundaries with substances …