Reflect

Was 2013 a good year?  Indeed it was. On the whole it had more ups than downs and as I believe that the downs are essential in life as, how else do you know that you are up, 2013 was good.

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

Living with a variety of landscapes there is a place for whatever mood takes you.  Country, lakes, mountains, rivers and sea and a never-ending choice of places to walk the Zach the dog.

© irene waters

© irene waters

It was also good to achieve and complete various projects in 2013

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© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013© irene waters 2013

2013 left me in no doubt that I am ageing and can no longer do everything I want to, without repercussions.

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

After first time stand up paddle boarding  my legs went to jelly and I suffered for several days after. Family and friends remain important; not to forget I started this blog.

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013 nephews after Santas visit

© irene waters 2013
nephews after Santas visit

This last week of 2013 is most definitely a time for reflection.

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

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.
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  1. Pingback: Reflecting on reflection | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

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