How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I’ve lived here for 15 years. I truly love the big open skies and fresh air, also there’s nothing like the warmth and belonging I feel as part of this beautiful Parkes community.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I’m the coordinator of Project Sprouts, under the umbrella of Neighbourhood Central. I am thrilled to be part of a new community led model, connecting children and families with the services they need. I enjoy working with a passionate group of fierce women who care deeply about the children in our community.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? I really love an early morning Bodycombat or Xfit class – favourite way to start the day. I also adore time with Jo Laurie in her journal sessions. This year we’ve made smashbooks. Writing in my smashbook, and making something beautiful in that has been a highlight of 2020.
What makes you proud? I’m so proud to be Caitlin, Sophie and Emily’s mum. I’m proud of the way they have responded to so much uncertainty and change this year with their usual mix of delight and love. I’m proud of myself for taking a leap into the unknown, and being brave to try something new.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? I remember the first time I snorkelled above a stingray and feeling in awe of what appeared to me as a stingray in flight, while also being in the water – what a wonderful combination.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Right now, “I’m Good?” by the Hilltop Hoods. It’s the first song on our 2020 mornings playlist. It makes me laugh, and is a playful start to the day, it also reminds me that even in difficult times we’re not alone.
What is on your bucket list? A family trip to Paris!