Greater Things is the story of Kristin, a young girl whose life was turned inside out in an instant, and was given no hope of normalcy. This book follows her journey of accepting her disability, while at the same time trying her hardest to overcome it. It is a raw perspective on everything from how people react differently to her situation; to learning how to navigate in and through an inaccessible world; to just trying to make the best of a crummy situation. This not a book about falling apart, but rather about making the most of a heartbreaking situation, trusting in God, and waiting for Greater Things. Please visit www.kristinbeale.com to read more.
"Women Over 40 Are Not To Be Trusted". I saw this on a T-shirt in 2003. In Tokuyama. The wearer was a middle-aged Japanese man and it was his day off. The T-shirt was pink and the letters black... Fast forward to the future. At 40 I had my first baby, at 41 and a half, my second. That's all you need to know about that. We moved to country NSW. Daily life has evolved into: eating, drinking, school runs, shitting, shopping, surviving, cooking and cleaning. My life had become DULL. We are 25 kilometres away from the nearest Target and Coles. 50 kilometres in the other direction is ALDI. Sadly: these are important factors in my daily life. The bush is nice. People wax lyrically about the bush. Poems written and published, all very romantic. It's a nice place to visit. To live here: it's dull as batshit. We've just resolved the water issues by instilling a bore. Now my children don't bathe in mud. One day my gay best friend rang me from the city. He'd bought me a ticket to Hawaii. This is what happened.