Recently, I talked to an 84 year old lady who has written over twenty plays. I was interviewing her for an article I'm writing for the Central Highlands Arts Atlas. I asked her what her highlight was - and I meant in her theatre-making career - but she told me that meeting her husband, at … Continue reading Everything changes
I wrote this as a Facebook post almost a year and a half ago. I saved it recently when Facebook memories brought it back to my attention. It was doing the Leadership Ballarat Leaders Forum that enabled me to identify the need to re-vamp my thinking, but also gave me the courage the start that … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Musings on Identity
I've been good at gathering evidence of my worthlessness throughout my life. At my first appointment with my new psychologist, she took one look at my answers to the test and asked me why I felt like I was so shit. And I thought, "Isn't it obvious?". These thought patterns have recently manifested in some … Continue reading On Worth
For a long time people would tell me (often immediately after saying 'Hi Megan') that I looked tired. But recently people have been telling me that I look happy. I've been working hard on giving myself new problems, and maybe that's the only kind of happiness there is. A few months ago, in an unusual … Continue reading Upgrading for Happiness
Have you ever had that weird effect when you're lying in bed and you can feel yourself floating up in a sort of out-of-body experience, but simultaneously you can feel yourself sinking down into the earth? And you're not sure if you're as big as the sky or you're just a tiny particle of sand. … Continue reading On Conflict
I am currently sitting at my desk, drafting thank you notes to the cast of The Sum of Us - the fab four - in preparation for tonight. Being closing night, I have the equally awesome and awkward task of accepting thanks and accolades for a production well done and showering the cast and crew … Continue reading The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.
I keep looking at job ads. I'm tempted for many reasons. I could do with the money. I want to advance my career. I get itchy feet if I'm doing the same thing for too long. But the truth is, I'm tempted because there's a part of me that feels like the things I do … Continue reading The Long Game