Our first blog post

 (October 2019) I am a proh-fesh-O-nul! 

I am a Blogger/Influencer/Writer – as of today!

“Consistency and grit” – These are apparently what I need to become a fantastic blogger! 

Well, I don’t know if I possess either, to be honest? 

I am just a regular, everyday woman: a ‘plain jane’ type ‘o’ girl, trying to keep my head in the game (of life) and keep it clear enough to convince everyone around me that I am sane and competent (LOL). Like I know what I am doing every moment, of every day -snigger, snigger! – That I am responsible and reliable!

So I FEEL like I am a complete and utter fraud really! I mean, I don’t have any particular skills that would lend me to be a competent blogger for ‘Women of a Certain Age.’ In fact, I’ve never written a damn thing – (Except on the odd hallmark card – Does that count?)

While there is no doubt I AM mature: aka old, but at least I fall into A category, right? I feel like I am just keeping my head above water most days. I am just trying my damndest to be the best Wife and Mother, Daughter, Friend, Housekeeper, Cleaner, Teacher, Part-time Dental Therapist and Dementia Carer I can be.

Actually, I am selling myself a little short. I am also an expert Councillor, a Handywoman and a skilled Light Bulb Changer. 

Not to mention, a Social Media Wannabe Manager, a Fashion and Personal Stylist, an avid Pinterest Meal Planner and sometimes Gourmet Chef – on a roll now… 

A champion Memory Maker, an efficient AND punctual Taxi Service in my time (very important to be punctual), a learned Personal Trainer, a (self) Administrator, ‘Our’ House Guardian and Hall Monitor, a Nurse and able Wildlife Carer when required and a loving Pet Mum. 

I am also THE ‘Canine Anal-gland Milker’ of the house (NOT my fave), a well-practised (and I would even go so far as to say professional) Personal Shopper, a Pro (self-taught, did one Tafe course once) Makeup Artist, Skincare Guru, a damn slick Bargain Hunter, a skilful Referee, and a Human Pillow.

Now I am also a pretty good Photographer (another Tafe course), an awesome Back Tickler and Brow Wiper, Professional Hugger (I am very ‘touchy-feely’), a sometimes Entertainer, and an ok Computer Programmer (but getting better by the day!). 

I am the Chief Problem Solver in the family. OK, well I was until ‘The Pause’ – (Meno) – took away my ability to make a decision. 

I can Financially Plan -if I really want to- and be a terrific Personal Assistant. And, I would consider myself a Virtual Encyclopaedia of knowledge. 

I excel in the laundry -aka- Chief Washer, Dryer/Hanger Outer-er/mildly proficient Hem Sewer and Button Replacer. I am also a pretty good Mindfulness Leader and Spiritual Philosopher when I try to be. 

 I am ‘THE House’ Exterminator and Vermin Cleaner Upperer – I look after all the mice, spiders, midges, mozzies, even the ugly damn cockroaches… I’m a darn good Decorator (again: Tafe course), an experienced Investigator and Psychic (when the need arises) and crackerjack Multi-tasker. The veteran ‘family’ Travel Agent, Editor and Researcher. A sometimes Military Rule Enforcer-er, an Ace Driving Instructor, Master Designer and Personal ATM. A Bird Whisperer, polished Actress (if I don’t say so myself), Life Coach and Event Planner. A great Crisis Negotiator (when not panicking!), a Creative Wizard and Magic Maker and general Boss(y) Lady of the house… Phew! (Brow wipe)

And all while suffering – ‘almost’ silently – (why do I see my family eye-rolling?) from THE PAUSE!!!! ( again: MENO that is).

Gee Wizz! I SERIOUSLY do not give myself enough credit.