August 16, 2018 in Dag

I’m competing – but I’m not

It sure is a competitive world out there.

According to economics, that’s supposed to be great. Competition is the driving force that keeps the world working. If it wasn’t for competition, there would be no need for any innovation, and we’d all be paying far too much for all the things we need. Competition must be a good thing.

August 9, 2018 in Dag

I like books but…

This may sound like a heretical thing for a writer to say, but here goes. I’m going to say it anyway.

I’m not really such a booky kind of person.

Okay, let me set things straight from the start. I love books, really I do. I love reading them. I especially love writing them. I couldn’t imagine a life where books didn’t exist.

August 2, 2018 in Dag

All this adulting is hard work

Once upon a time, I became an adult.

I don’t know how it happened. I don’t know when it happened. I didn’t wake up one morning and suddenly say, “Goodness gracious me, I’ve just become an adult.” But somewhere, somehow, sometime, it gradually happened. And no matter how hard I tried to deny it, I was faced with the undeniable truth. I was an adult.

July 26, 2018 in Dag

A milestone I was in no hurry to achieve

Most of us like to live life to the full. We like to experience as many different events as we can. We often write out explicit ‘bucket lists’ and then work to tick off each milestone as it occurs, giving us a sense of how complete our lives have been.

I suppose I’m no different in that regard. Fortunately, there are many things I’ve already ticked off that I’m pretty pleased about achieving. Travelling. Living overseas. Marriage. Parenthood. Writing and publishing my own stories. All of these are pretty big ones as far as I’m concerned.

July 19, 2018 in Dag

The clock keeps ticking away

One of my favourite sections of one of my favourite books is the chapter where Bilbo and Gollum exchange riddles in The Hobbit.

My first encounter with this wonderful piece of writing was when it was read out at a library program I was attending. Can’t remember how old I was but I must have been pretty young, because although I was inspired to want to read the book right away, I actually found it quite challenging. I ended up coming back to it about a year later and it’s been a fave ever since.