The Ultimate Blog Challenge!!!

It’s here! Actually it’s Day 2!

Last month when I started my blog with all guns blazing, I wanted lots of followers. Where are my readers??? I wondered. How many people in the world are deprived of my pearls of wisdom? I needed to get my material out there in the big pond. So I went looking and found … the Ultimate Blog Challenge!!!

Ok. Reality check. I’m a stay at home mum converted to my new career from a former life in the law – as a solicitor not as a criminal or police officer. My youngest at the time of writing, is only 14 weeks old. She is gorgeous and the easiest of my 4 children. My eldest is 8 years old. In a 4 week cycle my husband works away for two of those weeks.

I often feel like I haven’t slept properly for the last 6 years or so. Mainly because I worked fulltime as a Native Title Lawyer in Western Australia representing Aboriginal land interests against mining companies until my #3 child was 18 months old. Then I had #4.

I miss explaining, negotiating and finalising complex arrangements although my 3 year old and 8 year old have got good hustle and give me a run for my money. Literally sometimes as my 3 year old has little boundaries and will grab my purse like a pro bag snatcher on the streets of London. Not that I’ve been to London. I have read plenty of historical romance set in the British Empire though.

Do I have time to wrote a blog a day??? Well, no. But I do have a couple of years worth of excess word quota languishing inside my head. I have learnt not to debate the virtues of the Treaty of Waitangi with #1 because “uh, huh” neither adds nor detracts from the debate. Likewise there is no comprehension in this house of the complexities involved in whether a non-indigenous person should be allowed to be tattooed with traditional polynesian tribal facial tattoos – just no. Don’t even go there.

Wait. What? What’s Native Title law got to do with the Treaty of Waitangi? Umm. Nothing? Well, in my previous life before children around about the time I met my dear husband I was once paid to speak for 1 -2 hours as a Lecturer at Law in Aotearoa/New Zealand. My area of expertise was indigenous policy, implementation of the Treaty of Waitangi and increasing indigenous involvement in the mining industry.

Once I was particularly excellent at cleaning up draft mining agreements. Nowadays I particularly excell at cleaning up bottoms. I’m still working on the clean house thing.

Before starting the Ultimate Blig Challenge I was concerned I wouldn’t have anything to blog about. So then I checked my reading for the day from my favourite guru and decided to let out all these words inside my head.

Indulge me as I share the very words of wisdom that pushed me in the pool…

That bit right there. “Take the CHALLENGE! Do it now!”

Oh what good news! Be free little word captives inside my head! I am opening the prison to those bound! Run across the screen! That’s the Spirit!

And that is Day 2 done and dusted!

Be blessed and be a blessing!

Huia xx

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