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My Brain (a warning)

I am a fervent and unwavering believer in uncertainty, in shades of grey and differing points of view.

In qualifications and career, my focus is environmental issues. In reality, my brain looks something more closely approximating this (spoiler: it’s a mess):

Various activities I have turned my hand to at one time or another include:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • writing (et voila!)
  • journalism
  • singing
  • classical guitar
  • ukulele
  • bellydancing
  • Bollywood dancing
  • ballroom dancing (yep, I was young, impressionable and had just seen the fabulous Strictly Ballroom)
  • jogging
  • cycling (including commuting through Sydney)
  • swimming
  • bushwalking
  • Tai Chi
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • pilates
  • yoga
  • massage
  • meditation
  • prayer
  • Reiki
  • Tarot reading (I’m nothing if not equal opportunity)
  • dream interpretation
  • horse riding
  • dog training
  • spelunking
  • abseiling
  • knitting
  • cross-stitch
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • wine and cheese appreciation (don’t know anything about them really, but can appreciate the hell out of them)

At Agricultural College I learnt to (among other things) weld, milk cows, class wool, castrate lambs and calves, calculate biomass, drive a tractor, change a tractor tyre, and was once up to my armpit in the business end of a cow.

I also have a couple of (G-Rated) party tricks I’ll show you one day if you buy me a gin & tonic.

Mind you, baring a few rare exceptions, I am not actually any good at any of these activities, and nor am I anything like an expert on any of my topics of interest. I’m an expert dabbler, and know a little bit about a lot. This used to a source of some concern for me, as I felt terminally unfocussed, but I’m coming round and starting to think maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all…

Let’s see, eh?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. M :) permalink
    August 22, 2010 1:55 pm

    You are the Renaissance!!!!

  2. August 23, 2010 4:43 am

    Beautiful brain! Especially as it includes permaculture.

    Found you via 30 Days of Yoga. Happy blogging!

  3. November 13, 2010 6:50 am

    Wow! That’s so cool. Why do we tend to think we are one dimensional and uninteresting? You’ve shown us the diversity of our humanity!

    I’d like to think the exercises on day one of the program stimulated your recognition of what you’ve got inside;)

    Great work!

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