Inspiration from a dying mother…

Juli said:

You have to be positive
You have to laugh every day
You have to show everybody you love them
You know it’s coming you can’t change it, so make little jokes about it

Inspiring words. This video definitely brought tears to my eyes, but made my heart feel warm at the same time.

Thank you Juli Palmer for sharing your story.

Sydney Transport Woes

It’s Friday evening. Peak hour to be precise. I’ve been waiting over 20 minutes for a bus from City Road Camperdown/Darlington (Inner West of Sydney).

This seems to be a regular occurrence.

Fortunately today my son isn’t at after school care so I can’t be billed for being late (again).

Sydney transport has to improve. Developers are building huge multi-level apartments on the outskirts of the city, but no one is thinking about the congestion of the roads and improvements to public transport. Rumour had it we were suppose to get an underground rail system but that got scraped (which makes perfect sense).

It’s all about the dollar. The prices go up but the services get worse.

Inspiration

It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?

–Beverly Adamo

Yesterday a friend told me that I inspired them to go do their Bachelors at the age of 27. Although I had a Bachelors at 21, I did start my Masters at 29. He stated that he always thought he was too old to go get his degree and I proved that age doesn’t matter.

It’s interesting that I’m so focused on finding inspiration in others, that I often forget that I too can provide inspiration and encouragement to others besides my son. 

If someone told me at 21 that I would do a Masters degree part-time at the age of 29 — while working full-time and being the sole carer for a three year old — I would have said that it’s impossible!

This reminds me of the Frida Kahlo quote I posted the other day:

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

– Frida Kahlo

As my career coach Fiona Craig “… remember without growth we die”. 

Who have you inspired today?