Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge: Alive

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“If you’re reading this…

Congratulations, you’re alive.

If that’s not something

to smile about,

then I don’t know what is.” 

― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head


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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15 Responses to Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge: Alive

  1. with a birthday looming I appreciate this timely quote,


  2. mewhoami says:

    It certainly is something to smile about. 🙂 These are some wonderful, happy photos.


  3. Great photos to remember and treasure. 😀


  4. M. R. says:

    Looks like you guys were having huge fun, Irene! – dunno about the paint job but … 😉


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  6. FireBonnet says:

    A great quote and images to express aliveness. Love it!


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