I've recently returned home after a gorgeous six weeks in Italy with a whirlwind, but unforgettable side trip to the Cotswolds and London (I'll cover that in a separate blog post soon). Having lived in Florence for several years, and being married to an Italian, means that Italy has become a second home for me. For the most part, due to the unbearably hot weather (a heatwave of record-breaking temperatures), we ditched the sightseeing, except for a few day trips to cities like Florence and Rome. In between sweltering hot days on the beach, and hanging out among the olive trees on my in-law's property with a book in my hands, I spent a lot of time thinking about the kind of things I wanted to be doing once I got home. How I wanted to show up not only for my own writing, as I gear up to start writing a new novel, but also how I show up for the writers around me -- you guys, my blog readers, and Instagram followers, Twitter friends, and faithful Facebook friends who have been with me on my journey since my Mindful Parenting days.
I'd given a lot of thought in the past to the thought of hosting a podcast, running writing workshops (you can find details of my Melbourne based one here!), and my ultimate dream of leading a writing retreat in Italy (that's happening next September!) While I was away, I made the decision that I was going to work at bringing these exciting ideas to fruition. These projects are a way for me to not only connect with you guys on a deeper and more meaningful level, but they allow me to combine my love of writing, my life coaching skills, and my mindful approach to living a creative life.
And I can't wait to share them with you as things unfold. Busy, exciting times, hey?
You'll notice my website has had a complete makeover. I hope you like it! Unfortunately I lost my previous blog posts during the migration, but not to worry, that's just given me more of an incentive to blog more often to make up for it.
As always, thanks for reading, and I'm looking forward to sharing more news with you soon. xo