What was the moment in your life where you felt most motivated?
What are you holding onto that’s holding you back?
People say life is short. Why do you do so many things you don’t like, and like so many things you don’t do?
What was the moment where you felt most grateful?
What job would you do if you weren’t paid?
OK… well… maybe a few more than a few… but this is my why… – I want to help you. Look at how much I have been ‘helped’ in some way, shape or form in the last seven years?! Like omg! I strive to do EVERYTHING in my power to make this world a better place.
I would appreciate your support at my launch event tonight at 7pm QLD time! I have formulated a pretty kickass plan for creating a residual income whilst being a stay at home mum with a disability.
If your free, I would love your support, I am so passionate about this venture that I wanted to share with you what exactly I am doing
It’s all online, it will be brief about 20 minutes, you can tune in from home on your phone or laptop.
We only have minimal spots open for guests so I would truly love to have you be a part of this.
If you ARE interested – please comment on this post. All you will have to do is log into Zoom, which takes like 20 seconds and click on the link I share in the comments later today!
I am so, so blessed that my life has turned out the way it has… perspective is everything!
People ask me all the time – ‘How, how in god’s name do you what you do?!’ – referring to me being a zoo keeper, CEO of our house, building an empire and everything else that comes with it.
I’m not trying to make people feel like crap… that’s the last thing I want to do! I’m trying to show the world that ‘anything’s possible! – but you have to be hungry, like really hungry, starving to want to take control and change your life.’
This is how I have rebuilt myself. Well – that and the attitude – Ready… Fire… Aim that I have adopted… Every second of my day is planned out. My days start anywhere from 4-6am depending on my time schedule for the day. I have become very disciplined with listening to my body so throughout the day, if I loose concentration etc. I will get up, go do another load of washing, stretch, make a potent cup of coffee, go for a run… Something that will help me to completely refocus – and then I return to doing what I’m doing.
Not every mother can achieve this – AND THAT’S 150% OK! Not every mother has been through a traumatic life event such as myself – essentially that is what has given me this new perspective… this want for a better life, the ‘I’m larger than life… NOT bulletproof’ attitude.
That stick sticking out of my ass is getting longer everyday… But hey – I put it there. It’s 100% OK because I’m the most real… authentic… most down to earth bird you will ever meet and I own every behavior that feeds out of my being… Even the shit ones… You may not agree with me, and that is also OK… It is a million % OK for people to have a difference of opinion. It doesn’t have to be – “oh they lied” or “That’s not what happened” – no 2 eyes see the same thing and as humans, we as a species do not have the best communication skills…
I’m all about the energy these days! I’ve turned all hippie like… I love my Reiki, massages, being in-touch with my body, etc. It has helped me not overcome my pain – I will always be in pain, the trick I have mastered is being able to not even think about the P word… I have let pain be the driving force behind my purpose.
I wake up in the morning, coffee, exercise (OMG A WEEK AGO I STARTED SEEING DEFINITION OF MY ABS!) then I just let my day pan out how the universe intends it to… and I attack the most critical tasks that need to be completed. I make sure I’m showered with a clean kitchen before my 10pm bed time – I have a very strict sleep schedule. I’m really lucky in the sense that both my boys now sleep through. It’s all good.
“This determined young woman has taken on board the hand she has been dealt and made it work.” – Nick Dametto MP
It is all happening today… clothes done, house cleaned-ish, both boys going off because I won’t let them drive monster trucks through the puddles out in the driveway… In the rain and now they’re asleep let’s get down to business.
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Wow… so much has started to happen since making the transition to running a business rather than being a lost soul roaming the streets… you know – like a zombie. I’ve come to the realization that “I’m larger than life… NOT bulletproof!” It’s almost making my head spin but I have been able to compose myself to help conquer this Shire… then the State… then the WORLD!
It amazing how much personal growth can happen once you realize your own superpower – mine is INSPIRATION! I have made a comeback like no other and you will be happy to know I’M NOT STOPPING NOW! or not… I don’t really care. Once you loose the requirement of other people’s validation the only thing that can stop you is YOU!
I feel so empowered right now it’s not funny… BUT I WILL NEVER STOP LAUGHING! I will be that person standing up the front, you know – because I’m an extreme extrovert… who laughs inappropriately, whether I mean to do it or not – you will never know…
So let’s get down to business…
As things are going to have to change business wise coming back from COVID-19, I am offering cheap, like dirt cheap services to see Hinchinbrook come back better than ever and give Corona the big… fat… finger! 😏I am just servicing Hinchinbrook presently but am looking at expanding my services once I form a kickass team!
I specialize in using the WordPress platform just so you know.
Give me a call so we can discuss your options, there are so many different options available, it will make your head spin! – mine does.
We also offer services such as business advertising for everyone – whether your a one woman, or man show like me or you run an empire, we discuss your ideas, I go away and make magic happen!
And remember – stay positive, that is the only way we can progress from where we are now!
I really didn’t want anybody to know about this… not my husband… not ANYONE! I just wanted to sweep it under the carpet and pretend it never happened – you know… like a little b^%ch… but then I look up at my inspiration wall and read “Don’t be a little bi^%h” – Aquo… that’s right I said it. Guess it’s time I owned my own baggage…
I have always kind of been ashamed to use my disability card because I know I have bought myself back to be an abled body again – not completely at the moment – that will take time yet. I mean it’s been six years since my accident and I have just started to be able to move my hand from side to side (supernation & pronation) and I’m getting a bit of flexion at the elbow – It’s almost time to start working on my right hook again. Yeah – that’s not going to happen… I’m a lover not a fighter these days… The world needs more lovers than fighters now more than ever, there is so much evil out there.
I think I have just turned into an adult… a real adult! See – I wasn’t an adult before my accident, I was far from it! Then when I had the accident I spent years behaving as if I was a 12 year old child all over again – not by choice I might add. That’s what happens with traumatic brain injuries, they really are a silent disability that not many people can understand. I’m lucky I have some awesome neighbors who I feel I can talk to but I still feel like nobody understands me.
I think it’s pretty a incredible comeback I have had to this point… and I’m not done yet! I have this incredible drive and energy going on that has helped me level out a lot! It has helped me overcome some demons that I’ve seen take down some of the strongest people. The mind has a lot to answer for – no two people see the exact same thing… in any situation… ever!
I’VE LEARN’T HOW TO BETTER DEAL WITH MY EMOTIONS!
This brings me back to sugar cane farming – I can honestly tell you from personal experiences that the reason there are so many marriage breakdowns, cheating scandals and the like, in this district, and probably every other sugar cane farming districts, is because no two people see the same thing… no matter how united they are.
This is because of decisions made back in the 90’s are still affecting some farms out there now – and let me tell you, it sucks – it sucks on a different level. This is what nobody understands, it’s always oh the poor farmers, the poor farmers and then the other party is labeled the homewrecker… How about the other party? why should farming mean they are supposed to be unhappy?
YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN HAPPINESS!
It has always been my life’s plan to end up being a farmers wife, but let me tell you – that label comes at a high price – your mental health! Kudos to all the old birds that are out there who stuck through the really really really hard times and came out the other side swinging! I think why this is affecting me so much is because it has become a massive, massive distraction from my boys and my startup – Building an empire is full on, but I know I have it in me, I have the drive to get what needs to be done, done and set up an add on to our empire.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNLESS YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN!
What’s even cooler is how my personal development over the last few months has helped me grow in so many ways, and understand how to manage my life better to achieve more in the 24 hours god gives us everyday! It has helped me focus on what really matters (my family) and has proven to me that “adulting is harddddd!” – but it’s all good! I am now so so strong, how do I know this – become a farmers wife and you will see!
UNIVERSE, YOU CAN TRY TO KNOCK ME DOWN, AS MUCH AS YOU WANT… BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO GET UP STRONGER AND STRONGER EVERYTIME!
I want to remember what it feels like to not be in constant, crippling pain! You see – the reason why it is so bad right now is because I have lost the will to exercise 🙄🤬 that makes me mad! But give it a few days for my foot to heal and ill be exercising again – omg it’s like I’m 100!
Omg aspiring Fit Pro is falling flat on her face – wait… No, I’m not, not even close.
See what it does to me? It lights fire deep, deep down inside me, but it’s more than that. I do it for my boys #1 than my family. I used to be so selfish, now I’m not. Life nearly got taken away from me… I’m still here! It makes me see – I am larger than life, whether I like to say it or not, I am. What’s awesome that I’m able to actually say it now!
Chronic pain however keeps me grounded to remind me – “Yeah your larger than life, your not bulletproof!” I will always be a bit of a tool because I know how bad my mental health has been over the years and I just want to make people laugh! Even if it means making them shake their heads first. 🤷♀️🤪 but hey – at least I own it!
I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know this is MY time to build an empire. My inner phoenix is ready to saw her wings and fly… I name her Aubrey… It means elf ruler in English… she likes coffee.
Procrastination is a B&^ch with a capital B on this glorious Friday. Yes – some of you may think “well, she’s lazy isn’t she, Aquo hasn’t posted in forever!” But honestly… my life is bat shit crazy… EVEN in ISO! Erin cut my hair yesterday, so I can at least tie it up again and we were talking about how I’m busier in ISO than I was before all this madness!
I surprised myself yesterday by sorting out all of my completed assessment and making sure that my first four modules of my certificate 3 in fitness were… drum roll please… COMPLETE! OMG! In four months to the date that I signed up with the Fitness Institute to start my ‘self-made’ journey – or whatever you want to call it. So there’s my study, two… um, let’s call them beautiful little angels… 🙄There’s TRYING TO maintain a household… see what I did there? 🤔working out – because if I don’t, I may die! anddd all the rest that comes with being THE QUEEN OF THIS CASTLE. I seriously don’t even know how everything gets done.
I’m currently listening to a few lectures and taking notes while I’m trying to write this piece. I just came across this question – what are five absolute and five relative contradictions to fitness appraisals, one of the answers for the relative contradictions is mental or physical impairments… Um hellooooooo – haha! I win. Me. Amy.
And my confidence gets boosted to the next level (um is there even a next level?) yes, yes there is! Just like most people, we carry those things that we are self-conscious about… and if you say you don’t – YOUR FULL OF SHIT! I so need to get back to this assessment… rrrrooooaaarrrr! That’s right – my ROAR is getting more and more powerful! I’M SOOOO FREAKING EXCITED TO GET TO WHERE I’M GOING! I’m that excited and I feel so empowered and strong it’s not funny. That much so, my energy is rubbing off on the boys. I saw a massive shift in Jack’s behavior yesterday, that was a freaking miracle in itself! OMG! last night he dressed himself in his jarmies, he’s trying to start a trend – he will always put his pants on backwards and tells you ‘I BUST YOU’ if you make him put them on properly. He wanted to wear jocks to bed so I told him ‘if you drink your milkey bottle in front of the TV then go for a pee,’ he could try wearing jocks to bed.
Andrew upped me saying I’m pushing him, dude – he asked! I WILL NEVER BE THAT PARENT WHO TELLS MY KIDS THEY CAN’T DO SOMETHING (UNLESS IT’S BAD)… I thought that was pretty clear… just saying… I knew he would wake up through the night and the sleepless nights that are ahead AND I’M COOL WITH IT! 9pm comes and I’m still up, he woke up, was sorted went back to bed… DONE! My alarm clock (hARRY HAD A CRAPPY START TO THE NIGHT) slept in till 7.30 setting us back an hour, but it’s all good… It’s 1pm and I’ve still got so much to do today but it’s all good… I haven’t exercised yet today – AND THAT’S NOT GOOD! 3pm I’ll do a half hour sesh with my fitbands, that can be my relax before I go pick up both kids and the madness is full on until 7pm! I’m so lucky I made the transition to not drinking or I would probs be a raging alcoholic…
IT TOOK ME THREE HOURS FROM THE START TO END OF MAKING THIS PIECE LIVE…
For more than 10 years Australians have turned to Kidspot to help them solve their parenting problems. I was so excited when Carrol Baker contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being featured for a story with a reach of 3.6 million people! Without question, I agreed and lost lots of sleep over the weekend thinking about it, waiting for the phone to ring Monday morning.
I would like to thank Carrol Baker from Kidspot for contacting me to do a story on being a mum with a brain injury. Thanks for the laughs! I had fun chatting and discussing how far I have come in seven years.
If you would like to have a read, you can do so by clicking here…
It is NEVER too late to be what you might have been, – George Eliot.
But – you know what? It wasn’t so bad… Getting closer for our little family of 4 is something I wanted before I had my second child. It’s nice to look out the window and see Jack helping his father unload all the fencing, carrying fence posts that are 3 times his size, he’s definitely a little machine… Look out Herbert River Crushers a new front rower in the making!
Some of the things I am greatful for this Easter are how wonderful some of our small businesses are in the Hinchinbrook Shire. I had a knock at my door the other day – it was Karen Venables, owner of JK’s delicatessen in Herbert Street, Ingham 4850. This beautiful soul dropped off a wonderful fruit and veggie box with some of the most amazing chocolate I’ve ever tasted in my life! I am super greatful to Karen, Jared and their three beautiful daughter’s for that lovely gesture this Easter, I don’t know whether Jack was more excited for the broccoli or chocolate haha.
I’m greatful that we ate like kings today – the lasagne, chicken and spaghetti, prawns, garlic prawns, salad (which I ate none of by the way for the first time ever) crumbed and battered fish and the list goes on. It’s safe to say I had the best nap ever today!
I think through all of this COVID-19 drama we could possibly come out of this stronger, collectively and as individuals. That’s usually what happens – you know, a massive shock to the system will usually make or break a person… It will take ages for the world to get back to exactly the same as it was but maybe having to live simply will make us appreciate the finer things more.
And on that note my nearly 3 year old is trying to go all WWE on his 11 month old brother’s ass. 🤦♀️ things are getting hectic! Remember – stay home, stay well, we will all get through this together!
There is literally so much involved with being a stay-at-home mum, especially for those who don’t have much support day to day, that those people without kids and even some dad’s just don’t seem to understand.
One thing I need to get more on top of is my house cleaning. I’m barely getting a hot meal on the table , usually in the morning I will get out a meal I have made previously – it’s still a meal… It’s just not the same!
My impulse and my need for being a perfectionist will kill me one day I swear! It doesn’t matter if one of the boys have had a bad night – I have a list everyday and if I don’t complete every task to the best of my ability, I find it hard to sleep until everything is complete.
Today, Humpty Dumpty died, I mean, I ate him! I swear I’m eating just to stay awake and study! I’ve completed two assessments for my module today so I’m on top… for once!