Lots have happened since I last updated this blog.
Work has been hectic, I think I averaged 12 work trips to the East Coast during the first half of the 2019/2020 financial year. While this was down on last year’s trips, still the work was intensive and rewarding. The last 6 weeks, however were the most time intensive and challenging. Every family you meet, or come into contact with, is different in their own way. They have their unique circumstances as to why you’ve come into their lives and what I have found in my time working with them, is that they will listen to you when you empower them to make positive decisions about their family. One thing that was reinforced to me during this time, is that families don’t give up. Even when they feel the odds are against them, and it’s like they are swimming up stream. They just don’t give up. They continue to challenge, question, advocate. that speaks to the tenacity of dis-empowered people who find their voice and use it.
Life has been crazy hectic. Not only with the travel, but, along the way, lessons have been learnt about the true nature of peoples perceptions, and how they impact on friendships. I’ve also learnt that Bindi and I need to get out more and see new things. But the biggest thing I’ve learnt is that I’ve really missed my family and need to start making plans to either connected with them more often or move home.