Happiness

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
This entry was posted in 2013, Daily Post prompt and challenges, photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Happiness

  1. Joann says:

    This brought seasons to mind 🙂

    Like

  2. Ese' s Voice says:

    Gorgeous&fun photos, and a beautiful quote that really sings with them! I really enjoyed your entry.
    Thank you for being a part of the challenge 🙂

    Like

    • Thanks for running the challenge. It is great fun going through the archives, having memories rekindled, using a little creativity to make a pictorial story and the finding an appropriate quote is also a challenge. Thanks also for visiting and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      Like

  3. Pingback: International Happiness Day: Let’s Sing a Love Song | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s