Hi there and welcome!
I’m Min – mum to three young adults: twin boys (24) and their younger sister (21). I am also proud mum to a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Ava who is 4 years of age. I’m married to ‘The Tennis Player’ and we all live on the beautiful Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
More stuff about me
I have a corporate background. I started my career in Secretarial and Personal Assistant type roles. I eventually moved on to roles in project and policy work before shifting to roles around strategic planning, corporate governance and project and program management.
I functioned for a lengthy period of time living and working with chronic stress (it had become my normal) – trying to do it all and be everything to everyone! My last workplace had an unhealthy work environment. One particular incident at work brought with it a realisation that I deserved better, so I walked away from the corporate life in the middle of a work day in May 2012, a changed person. Since then I have realised that important lessons are learned through adversity and that climbing the corporate ladder is not the be all and end all!
I started my first blog in September 2012 as a way to help rediscover and heal myself. I knew nothing about blogging. I started out doing a 365 Grateful Project – posting a photograph a day of something I was grateful for. This helped me to reconnect to life and ignited a love of photography.
In October 2014, I graduated from The Photography Institute with a Diploma in Professional Photography and soon after launched Marguerite Louise Photography (reclaiming my full name) a place where I share some of my images. Marguerite Louise Photography is kind of on hold at the moment as my focus has been here at the blog. Trying to find a balance between my photography and my blog is something I need to work on!
Feeling the need to draw a line in the sand and move forward from the past, I decided on a fresh start. On 4 November 2014, I launched my new blog – Write of the Middle – Snaps, Crackles & Zen with Min.
What I’m passionate about
I’m passionate about:
- Health and Wellbeing – particularly for middle-aged women!
- Self Investment – ways and means to obtaining balance of mind, body and spirit
- Mindfulness – a way to live more in the present!
So what’s with the blog name ‘Write of the Middle’?
On 31 May 2014 – I turned 50. I figured I had finally hit middle age, so I am now on the
Right side Write of the Middle … in this journey called life. There is a little play on the word Right which is switched to Write to represent my writing here on the blog yet it also signifies that I will be writing about life on the right side of middle age!
‘Snaps, Crackles and Zen with Min’ explained!
Snaps = my love of photography and the many images I am sure to share here with you.
Crackles = the ups and downs (‘cracks’) that appear during middle age and in life in general! These are often best faced with a laugh and a cackle!
Zen = my passion for living mindfully, my desire for obtaining optimum balance of mind, body and spirit and my passion to help others invest in themselves!
with Min = well I think that part is self explanatory is it not? haha!
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I look forward to getting to know you. Please do make yourself at home and have a good look around. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Ciao for now,