Tamara McWilliam Blog

on 23-Jun-2019

I am sitting in bed this wintery Sunday night. State of origin is playing on the television, not something I usually pay attention to so I thought it would be a perfect time to get a blog done. It is the 23rd of June... two weeks and I will be in Melbourne attending my very first international author signing... Am I nervous? Hell yeah... am I excited... Bloody oath!! 

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on 08-Jun-2019

The countdown is on... There is only twenty seven days until I fly to Melbourne for Fictionally Yours 2019. I thought it would be a good idea today to write my blog on what Fictionally Yours Melbourne actually is.  

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on 29-May-2019

Happy Hump Day! It is Wednesday night. I am tucked up in bed writing this blog as it is freezing here tonight. Ok, so it isn't really freezing... to be honest we have been spoilt rotten with our amazing climate here on the Mid North Coast. It is almost the first day of winter and I am still getting around in shorts and a T-shirt. Being Wednesday it is the start of night shifts for me. I work in my family run business Elk on 38 (just in case you didn't know that already lol) I do Tuesday and Wednesdays in clinic and the salon then shift over to night work on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in the Tapas Bar. I am happy to report, this week has been a better week!  

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on 19-May-2019

It has been at least two months since my last blog! Have I got my shit together yet? Umm.. no. The last twelve months have been filled with extreme highs and extreme lows. I seriously feel like I am riding the most messed up roller coaster known to man... 

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on 03-Mar-2019

Today I feel like I am walking a thin tightrope. I am usually a very busy person and to juggle a few things at once is not surprising for me. My mind is always busy, I am always thinking of a million things at once but have always maintained a reasonable level of work life balance... (Prior to The Elk anyways) At the moment this picture couldn't be more accurate... 

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on 28-Jan-2019

It is now the end of January. I really do think time goes faster as an adult than it did as a kid. I remember  making calendars in high school with my girlfriend and marking off the days busting to get to the end of the term... Now, I am looking for just a few more hours in the day, hence the blog writing at eleven o'clock at night! It has been a bloody awesome couple of weeks.  

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on 17-Jan-2019

We have done our photoshoot!! What an amazing weekend! It was a hot balmy Saturday afternoon in the great burning Aussie sun... We travelled to Way way rainforest and you could feel the temperature drop a little under the protection of the foliage above us. The creeks were a little dry but the lush green rainforest shone mother natures brilliance. A massive shout out to Bettina, our photographer. It was a snakey afternoon for Betty, and not just in the sweets kind of way!  

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on 07-Jan-2019

Feeling pretty pumped today! I have accomplished all of my jobs around the house that have been like a ball and chain around my ankle. Every time I walk passed these things to be done I would roll my eyes and think I really should be doing that! Well...I have finally finished them all. That is right, I am completely up to date and boy it feels great!! (Only took six month to get my shit back together due to the creation of the Elk) I have some pretty exciting things coming up... 

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on 01-Jan-2019

I am so glad it is 2019. Not because last year was terrible... not at all. It would have to have been the fastest year to flash by my eyes since as far back as I can remember. It was filled with chaos, adventure and massive risk taking all whilst trying to balance a family and keep my sanity through out the madness. I had a couple of days off over the Christmas break, admittedly I usually take two weeks off around this time of year but due the change in our business a few days was all we could afford to take off before gearing back up and heading back in there... It is the first time in over six months I feel I have completely relaxed and found my compass in life. I have a little tweaking to do to get back on track completely but today I feel calm. Today I feel a little like my old self.  

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on 30-Nov-2018

I am sitting at my desk taking a moment to breathe. I had the first of many scares with my teenage children and we have all lived through and came out the other side... THANK GOODNESS!! I am sitting here thinking what to write about this week,  I really didn't want to re-live the scare I had, so I decided to skip past that and began scrolling through facebook (insert head slapping emoji!) However I am glad I did. It is amazing how one thing can lead to another and somehow I ended up watching Queen do a live concert at the LIVE AID 1985. Has anyone taken the time to watch Freddie Mercury sing at that concert? I watched 'We are the champions' and the way that man sang that was mind blowing!! His expression showed pure courage, defiance, bravery and sheer determination. He gave it everything he had, it was raw and absolutely spectacular.  

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