Tuesday, January 15, 2013

{the wild blue yonder}

Long walk to start the new year.

today is an exciting day.  my bag is packed and i'm heading off into the future.

it's my last day at work. shortly, i'll be walking out the door and closing another chapter of my life.  a pivotal chapter. a life changing chapter. and a long one.  whilst it's last year that brought it all to a close, this chapter started long ago.  maybe 10 years i'd say. 

long before art, before blogging, before trying to make a living from art, before thinking i'd like to make a living from art, before finding and connecting with a creative community, before any of the things that have defined my life these past few years.

this chapter started when i first felt the void.  when i first started searching for meaning and a greater sense of purpose.  

for a while i thought i'd found my answers and i worked damn hard to bring those dreams to life.  but in the end i hadn't really.  in fact, as time progressed it became apparent that i'd completely lost my way.

until late last year.  when it all became clear again.  when a picture unfolded that made perfect sense.

would i change it if i had a do-over?  possibly.  maybe not.  who knows?  maybe some of it, definitely not other parts.  it's irrelevant anyway hey?  here is where i am and there is where i've been.

next week i'll be starting my new job as fundraising and communications manager at the asylum seeker resource centre.  

it feels like a dream.  this job.  an opportunity to combine all my skills, experience and passions.  social justice, fundraising, writing, community building, networking and retail. to make a contribution to what i consider to be one of the most critical social issues facing our country at the moment.  i feel privileged to have the opportunity.  and i feel excited and ready to take this step.

change is coming.  into a bold and bright new future i go.


  1. So excited for you Cathy... as the next magical chapter unfolds... enjoy...

    Jenny ♥

  2. What a fabulous, challenging and worthwhile job! Wishing you every success.

  3. may your new career take you along the path you so desire. goodluck.

  4. You should be so proud - what a fab job which will help people's lives in such a concrete way!

  5. So happy that you've found the place you want to be. Good luck for an amazing fresh start!

  6. What lovely writing. I hope all goes well for you.

  7. Congratulations on this new job - it sounds like a truly fantastic opportunity on so many levels! Much luck and success to you!