I have found myself trying to discover my ‘iIMG_4076dentity’. Who am I? What influences me? What is important? This is what I came up with:

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister. I am Australian. I live on a small property outside of Canberra. I am a social worker….. I am ordinary.

Perhaps there are some things that make me slightly less ordinary: as a young person I spent a year as an exchange student in Italy and speak Italian; I have spent a bazillion years studying and have 4 degrees, most recently completing my Masters of Social Work. If someone asked me what my interests are I would have no idea what to say, I would probably say “I love my job” or “I have two small children” to cover my shame.

My little family has had some hard times. We have had the unfortunate experience of receiving the type of news that brings everything flying back into perspective and makes you take notice of the things that are most important, the type of news that reminds you to make the most of every second because life is short. My wonderful husband was given the devastating news that his brain tumour has returned in December 2013, after we thought we had it defeated, that it is now in a location that makes it hard to operate without causing permanent disablement. Whilst this can be a hard pill to swallow, we remain positive that it can be managed and contained and that he will go on to see our beautiful children grow up.

So my new mission is to live my life, try new things and find myself a hobby or something I love that can express who I really am.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I think you’re doing a wonderful job raising two beautiful smart children and taking care of everything else.
    p.s. you’re not boring at all… I’m the one that’s boring. James always says that I need to find a hobby 😉

  2. All the best Brianna. Maybe you could make yourself a beautiful paper journal one month and write and paste in things you want to keep. I would be happy to help if I can. oxo

  3. Neither of my daughter in laws are boring. You are both amazing young women and I love you both (also of course my darling daughter and sons!!)
    Anything that is pleasurable to you or gives you some time out is a great idea, even finding time to read a book or magazine ( how about Yoga, Sharon suggested it!)
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading your blog!! xxx

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