Silent Sunday: Silently Waiting

Β© irene waters

Β© irene waters

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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21 Responses to Silent Sunday: Silently Waiting

  1. Magnificent photo of pelicans. They are very majestic in their black and white feathers.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    I spend hours watching pelicans when I’m at the beach. Every afternoon I go out among them and just watch their behavior and the art of their movements. Your picture is wonderful. I’ll try to find a poem about them that you might enjoy.

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  3. M-R says:

    I LERVE pelicans, Irene; whenever I see one I wish I could pick it up and tuck it under my arm, like Alice did with the flamingo ! πŸ™‚

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  4. Norah says:

    Beautiful! I hope they don’t have to wait too long. πŸ™‚

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