Updated November 2017
In Aussie Rules, the 3rd quarter of the 4 quarter game is also known as the ‘championship quarter’; if a team is going to win the game, or get on with what it should be doing, it’s done in the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter is focused on maintaining positive advantage.
So in this 3rd quarter of my life (born in 1959), my ongoing visual and literary project is to give out positive vibes, and better understanding about what is going on around me.
I’ve been an RN for 30+ years, in the non-‘glamorous’ areas of long term rehab, aged care, occ health and safety, and mental health. And at times I’ve had a break from nursing, and worked in shearing sheds, driven a taxi, picked fruit, and so on. For a long time my employment defined me. It was what I was doing, that was the focus. Not ‘being’. ‘Being’ is intangible, compared to doing, but effective and positive ‘being’ is better for you, and for people you are close to.
I intend to get on with the sort of doing that will allow being to flourish.