Tamara McWilliam Blog

on 29-Jul-2019

Well... with a little hope I won't be jinxing myself when I say I had an amazing week last week! The balance between work, home and writing seems to have been on point this week. We were extremely busy with work to the point we even worked this Sunday, but it was awesome!! My author world was also busy, but it all worked! My family life seemed... BALANCED... 

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on 15-Jul-2019

There has been so much going on over the last twelve months. Crazy shit. A mixture of children growing up and evolving into adults, learning my new role as a mother and guide to them as well as navigating  a whole new career change with-in my business. Obviously other things around me have suffered. I have struggled to find time to be everything to everyone and do it successfully. I have struggled to keep balance for myself personally and spiritually as well as for my husband and our relationship. This then extends to family and friends. I have dropped the ball, fallen over myself, and sat in tears staring at walls. But... all of this just shapes and forms us into the wonderful people we are... Yes? 

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on 09-Jul-2019

Prior to attending Fictionally Yours Melbourne 2019, I have never been to Melbourne. I still haven't seen the essence of Melbourne as we were on such limited time. There are still so many amazing places to explore, but this only gives us an excuse to head back... Soon. The places we walked to were breath taking. The people were so kind and atmosphere was mesmerising. Thank you Melbourne. Here are a few little snap shot of our discovery day... 

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on 08-Jul-2019

Friday morning, my mum, daughter and I drove to Coffs Harbour to get on a plane to Melbourne. This trip was exciting for more than one reason. You see none of us have ever been to Melbourne before, so discovering a new city we have heard so much about was exciting in itself. However it certainly wasn't the only reason. The fact the three of us were heading to Melbourne for a girls weekend made the adventure even more exciting (even though we couldn't take an important cog to our wheel. We had to leave Bree behind to work!!) But... the reason we were heading to this beautiful city, on a girls trip was because it was Fictionally Yours 2019 weekend!!! Now this was super exciting. 

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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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