Monthly Archives: January 2013

When Teenage Meets Old Age

I took some time out from not-for-profit paperwork to check out When Teenage Meets Old Age.

Such an inspiring series which shows relationships blossum between generations!

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January 30, 2013 · 5:59 am

Hooray! Celebrate Living History is heading in the right direction!

The lure of being inspired by business owners that have done it tough is what lured me to two conferences over the week.

Even though Celebrate Living History is now on track to becoming a not-for-profit its always good to be surrounded by those that have done it before.

While I have support of my friends, my family think I’m nuts and should pursue a proper job with a boss that will pay me.

They just see me working hard and don’t realise why I bother, but the reason why is in my heart I know this is the job I was meant to do.

I think I had an amazing opportunity in the past year as I have trodden in footsteps other people my age don’t have time to do, not many would consider seniors to be some of their best friends.

Some of the advice that resonated with me was “Fail Fast and when you do find out what went wrong” while I don’t consider what I have done as a massive failure, it was a great achievement but now I know I can’t do it all on my own if I continue I’ll go broke and kind of bonkers!

Most say I’m brave for doing this all solo, but I don’t think I am, I know there is a big picture and when I finally find my rainbow I’ll be the happiest girl in the world with my mascot Bunny by my side!

Its funny I spent all this time looking for the perfect board and they were under my nose all the time.

These are the people I share stories with in the park and they are the most intelligent insightful people I know, I only had to turn off the blinkers to see what I really had.

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Come on Folks lets Celebrate Living History!

Come on Folks lets Celebrate Living History!.

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I fell in love with this poem that I just had to share it with everyone!

Just reading Ita Buttrose’s book A Passionate Life and she included this very poignant poem, written by Canon Henry Scott-Holland 1847-1918

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are

Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used
Put no difference into your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effect
Without the trace of a shadow on it

Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
What should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval
Somewhere, Very Near.
Just around the corner all is well

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