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Monthly Archives: September 2010

This woman is AMAZING.

I just have to share the most amazing woman’s blog I’ve come across. A mother of nine (NINE! KAPOW!), humanitarian and activist who…and this is the clincher for me…totally walks the walk.

Her blog is called "An Ordinary Life" but what she inspires is anything but ordinary.

Sadly I see I’ve found her site just as she’s given up blogging for the interim, but no matter. There seems to be plenty already there for me to trawl through in the meantime. Honestly, I was so moved after just 5 minutes on her site that I emailed her, to tell her how inspired I’d been.

I shared with her how the hubbster and I have long harbored these dreams of taking the kids on a series of overseas volunteer trips, as well as making some long-term commitment towards playing our part in working against the child sex trade. When I think about the world and all its problems, it just seems too much – but when I really try to narrow it down to one issue that just gets my blood boiling, tears flowing and insert-other-bodily-function-here, then yeah. Child sex slavery is it.

Anyway, I was so delighted when the lovely Cate emailed me straight back, and wanted to share her words with you guys:

Hi Jenny,

Thanks so much for your email. It’s really reassuring to hear that others are inspired to feel like they can make a difference. There are so many things in the world that people can help with, it just takes a decision to do so.

You’re absolutely right when you say it seems overwhelming. Honestly, it’s overwhelming to me on a daily basis and quite often I feel like I’m wasting my time but at the end of the day one life saved is worth the effort. One child who has a future because someone decided to act is something we can all be excited about.

I’m back off to Indonesia tomorrow; it gives me strength and support to receive your best wishes at this time. Thanks so much.

Kind Regards,
Cate

So. To get started. It’s gotta happen. There’s always going to be a zillion reasons to not start today. What can I do RIGHT NOW?

My thoughts to follow. Please, if you have some, now’s the time to share em, lovelies!!

xxx

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PS Please if you have a spare sec, vote for me to be the Aria A-List Patroller (translation = saving the world, one celebrity at a time). Yeah right. If you’re on facebook already, it’s super quick – just one click’ll do it! x

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Why Failure is not the Opposite of Success (and yes I’d love a coffee)

Most people remember baseball legend Babe Ruth as one of the great hitters of all time, with a career record of 714 home runs. However, he was also a master of the strike out. That’s because he always swung for home runs, not singles or doubles. Ruth either succeeded big or failed spectacularly. No oneContinue Reading

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Wanted: You! (Or: “There’s a red carpet with my name on it. But only if you carve it on there.”)

Okay so with the full fanning flag of support from friends like my darling Kate and Elaine, (yes, two words of encouragement, that’s all I need to get the snowball tumbling) I’ve entered this competition to interview celebs on the red carpet. DAAAAAHLING! You know, after some initial wondering, now I think I’d actually freakingContinue Reading

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You’d Never Know It From the Blog

It’s been an extremely intense few days. Sozzoms! Just FYI, when I’m absent from cyberspace for more than a few days it’s usually either cos: 1) I’m away. 2) I’m experiencing technical problems. 3) I’m feeling extra depressed. Or combinations of the above. Notably on the third point, just seeing as I’m in a ratherContinue Reading

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My favourite joke

P.S. I know the screen-cap for this is a SHOCKER! Heehee, but am keeping it up there as a challenge to my vanity. I’m not wearing make-up either. Oh, and on that note, there’s a great blog post about that very topic over at my uberly fabulous friend Rachel Hills’ blog. P.P.S. I’m running aContinue Reading

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A love affair with getting better: the love of your life or an unhealthy relationship?

“If you aren’t growing, you’re dying, no matter how good you are at what you do.” From “How Eminem Stayed Relevant” on Copyblogger. I hope I never get to a point where I feel like I know it all. I know that intellectually that’s completely impossible – the very fact that the world is ever-changingContinue Reading

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5 Movie Characters Who Could Make My Life Better

1. Mary Poppins. Or Nanny McPhee. Or even Nanny McPhee’s stick. I’m not fussy. 2. Tom Cruise’s uber-agent out of Tropic Thunder. To smack the heck out of my career. In a good way. 3. Edward Scissorhands. He could open letters for me and stuff. Or Captain Jack Sparrow. Or The Mad Hatter. Come on, it’s JohnnyContinue Reading

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Yes “Mrs Minister”

Wow. So coming out of the closet re: the Christian hubby thing was actually quite liberating. Huh. It almost seems kinda ridiculous really that I even made such a huge deal about it, I mean, come on, it’s not like he killed anybody, represents Amway or snores. Ehem. Anyhoo, I’ve had so many lovely commentsContinue Reading

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The Christian and the Comic

So it’s been a while since I’ve gotten deeply personal on this blog, which is something that I think needs rectifying. When I started blogging again, I promised myself – and you, my beloved darling readers – that I would be above all things, REAL. Except that I haven’t. Well, I mean I haven’t beenContinue Reading

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On My To-Do List Right Now

1. Decorate my office! I can’t believe it, I’ve had it for over a week now yet the walls are still bare. It has a desk (SHAZAM!) and a chair (KAPOW!) thanks to the lovely fairies at Metro Arts. I’ll take some photos in the next couple of days and post them here – perhapsContinue Reading

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