Regarding broken bones and comfort zones

There is actually nothing I like better than getting out of my comfort zone. Change is what grows us, stretches us, and pushes us to succeed. Without a vision, people perish. We need goals in life to live by and to move forward. These are all words I have spoken out loud to others with…

Remember Loretta?

“I DREAM OF JEANNIE meets THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.” — feedback from the Launchpad judging panel. To everyone who supported my book when it made Finalist in the Launchpad / Scott Free Entertainment Manuscript competition in 2016, and well, to everyone! Loretta of the Lamp has been through another edit, and though I never really…

The art of conversation with almost-strangers

Generally speaking, storytellers do well at dinner parties. Like, sometimes I hear myself talking to someone I barely know, and I think, “Seriously Jo, you should shut up and tell normal stories.” But I love telling stories, and I love hearing them. And I have a guilty pleasure in matching the best stories from my…

Thoughts from the journey between homes

I shared this musing on my instagram over the last few days, and here it is collated 🖤🖤🖤🖤 Thoughts from the journey between homes | Parts 1 to 6 Seeing our sun chase the rim of the planet from the wing of an aircraft at the end of a long journey washes in a cloudy…

[New Video!] Roadtrip across New Zealand

So, those travel vlogs that always take so long to make but are loads of fun? I don’t know if you saw the last episode we made [here!] but we crashed a drone and did a few other stupid things (including meeting large bugs in the dark….) And now we finally have new episodes! Including…

Reasons why I bought my own coffin

You decided to read this article because you saw the title and thought, what the hell? This has to be one of those extortionate, attention grabbing headlines that never pan out (click bait!) If it was indeed click bait, maybe I would have titled it “She went to see a funeral director and you won’t…