More about me
I grew up in suburban Brisbane in the 60's and 70's. Attracted to the 'big smoke', I hitchhiked to Sydney in the early 70's. I began my career as a stenographer and suffered the usual torments of overbearing, sexually inappropriate male bosses. Somehow I survived it and like so many others of my era, never complained. It seemed a woman's lot in life at the time. I'm very excited to witness the changes these days and the courage women have to come out, complain and take their male abusers to task ... especially in a public manner. It warms my heart and gives me hope for my daughters and granddaughters.
Finding an aptitude for machines and computers, I worked my way through, sales assistant, business analyst, project and program management until my skills were saleable and sought after. I finished my consulting work on a high, working on the senior management team in Virgin Blue not long before they re-branded as Virgin Australia. The travel industry is vibrant and I loved working with the general managers and their zest for life. Some of them remain my friends to this day.
But working in the senior management team of a corporation is highly stressful. I needed to get out of the office and off my bum. So here I am partnering with Chris to run a cattle station. I've developed a range of new skills from stock management, vegetation management, fencing, gardening, quad bike riding and other rural necessities. You can peruse my blogs here to get a sense of some of my experiences.
What drives me now is a hunger for growth and new information. Though many of the jobs I do these days are physically oriented, I'm always plugged into a podcast or audio book. The knowledge domains that captivate me are: philosophy, religion, cultural theories, addiction, neuroscience, feminism ... and more.
Fitness is also important to me, as is taking on new physical challenges, like walking 60ks in a day, climbing a mountain, backpacking in Tasmania. A bit crazy, but at least I know I'm alive.
I welcome you to enjoy my work and encourage you to comment and leave feedback. The only way I can grow as a writer is if my readers talk to me. I look forward to hearing from you.