In my last year at university in 1993, I had no idea what I wanted to for a career. I was majoring in public policy so a public servant job was probably on the cards. But I didn’t really know what that meant.
Today I worked from home – focused on study and preparation. It comes after 19 days of work (in Brisbane, Caloundra, Gold Coast, Barcaldine, and Toowoomba). Just so nice to stay put and not need to drive anywhere.
Most days and nights I’m chained to my desk. Not just during the week, but weekends too. Running a growing business and running a not-for-profit (unpaid), means I’m always in work mode and I’m always just catching up.
Lulu, my Spending Planner Coach is very pleased with my progress. Three weeks on and we are gradually getting a better picture of my personal budget. With the SPI system there are graphs and charts (who doesn’t love a pie chart!?!), and I can see clearly where and when we will come unstuck. It’s somewhere around March 13, 2020. In our modeling, my ins and outs are outta sync, and in about 9 months it’ll all come crashing down.
It is getting slightly easier when you know yourself – living that is. I’m seeing the patterns of behaviour and thoughts. And I’m better at seeing the cycles.
Last week I wrote about logging off Facebook more as a way to manage time. Over Christmas and New Year because there was a little downtime I was checking into Facebook and the rest more than usual. But then once I got back to work, I was STILL logging in. I could feel myself getting out of control.
After today’s Indigenous arts | business workshop I found myself in an impromptu catch up with Nancy, Alice and Damien, all of whom are Murra Indigenous business alumni.
It’s been two weeks since I was in Sydney, and a week since we returned from Canberra for the Fake Art Harms campaign. I was originally heading there to participate in the Indigenous Professionals Closing the Gap event with the Prime Minister. But, as a representative on Viscopy and FACCI, I headed to Canberra to participate in a day of lobbying as part of the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign. Other members of the delegation included Indigenous Art Code, ArtsLaw, and ANKAA.
I’m not an event manager. I’m happy to conceive of them, but organising them – the nitty gritty – is just not my forte.
Today we had our second meeting of the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference group.