Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A summary

For those of you who don't get my stream of consciousness on facebook (or inside my brain), here is a summary about what is going on in life recently.

  • I went to Bali. Bali was fricking awesome. I don't know why I've never been to Bali, perhaps I was a slave to my hipster pretension. The Bogans are mainly on the plane and go to Legian or Kuta. That is not Bali. Great weather, great range of accommodation, beauty spas galore, shopping, nice beaches, great weather, mind-blowing food and the Balinese - it's all going on. It was so good we are going for Christmas. Because all of those who've been reading the blog for a while know of my deep seated ambivalence towards Christmas. 
  • My paper with proceeds from my PhD was rejected by a big journal but is under review by another big one. It takes aaaages and kind of does my head in. I find myself thinking "hurry up and reject it if you are going to reject it". But that won't help.
  • The extra sessions I got are not what I expected. I have been tossing up whether to resign, having never resigned a job in my life. What I have decided upon after much consideration is to find out what I am meant to be doing (tick...kind of), do my best at it, get some publications, make the best of it, and apply elsewhere in the interim. The money is good....
  • .....as we are now looking at IVF. The week before I was due for my IVF appointment I was 6 days late. 6 DAYS LATE. Lady rage ensued. I grit my teeth and proceed. There is a lot in the papers about IVF, whether it should be medicare funded for women past a certain age. Essentially it is a new, higher level of buy-in for my partner and I, with much more hope and resources attached to the outcome. The efficacy (in terms of take-home bundle) seems a bit worrying. Still, we proceed. Can't throw the baby out with the bath water HAAAAAAA
  • Crossfit is my mental saviour. I still don't have a full 20 inch box jump or a pull up, but I am getting more confident with jumping on things. I am getting stronger. We have a new coach who gets us (me) to reach deeper into ourselves to do our best, and I respond well to it.
I am plodding along OK. I find my patience challenged but I can wake up the next day and feel better. I have a lot to be grateful for.


  1. Thank you for keeping us in the loop with all that's going on right now.

    You are right about life, it's an endless challenge of one's patience and it's hard to remember the gratitude in amongst this.

    SSG xxx

  2. How lovely to hear from you! It sounds like things are going pretty well. Jealous of the Bali trip - I will make it there some day.

    Have you ever tried F45? I've been thinking of giving it a go, I'm not sure how different it is to CF.

    Hope paper, job and IVF all go well!

    1. I've not tried f45. I think a sort of hybrid between boot camp and crossfit. I'd go crossfit but find a good box x. Thanks for your comment

  3. I'm also ambivalent towards Xmas. I feel it's something others do and I watch. I'm glad you enjoyed Bali. That's a bit of cheer.

    1. The struggle is real. You get the cold too! Thanks for your visit. X

  4. Good on you keeping fit and being brave to share. IVF decision and process tough (understatement). I and other girlfriends have been there.
    Be kind to yourself.
    I have been to Ubud twice in the last three years and love it, hidden up in the hills, I venture out for walks, supplies, spa treatments, it is heaven and I love the Balinese people. I go straight from the airport to my modest villa.
    Best wishes, CC