Shelley Heriot

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The past year has been challenging to say the least. Challenging, uncertain, disappointing, directionless, empty , even colourless at times. I’ve reflected deeply about this lately…about this great mixture of emotions churning through our cauldrons of discontent during this current time. We’re all probably tired. Tired of the media press conferences, tired of lock downs, tired of not knowing, tired of being alone, tired of having plans that never seem to come to fruition. And yet in the midst of all this tiredness, I have observed one thing that has both surprised me and given me hope — humour.


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You know that feeling you get when you’re fast approaching the days before you leave on a big trip somewhere…butterflies in the tummy, frantic mixed with check lists, elation and nervousness combined — well this was me about one week ago. My trip that would take me on new paths, new experiences, and to new places, with one swift phone call and shared pleasantries, was called off. The borders between the two states that make us one beautiful country had been slammed shut. The people on one side of the border were no longer allowed in and whatever plans they…

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One teacher’s perspective on the night before school.

It’s a strange feeling knowing you don’t have to go back to work for a whole term. My usual feelings at this time would be mixed with apprehension, a little anxiety and excitement of seeing my work colleagues. But tonight is different. Very different. It feels kind of strange and surreal. Teaching I think does that to you. You give your ALL to this profession and it takes hold of ALL of you; tightly. There’s a point where you must learn to reset your mind to be ready for the onslaught of…

Welcome to my story. If you know me, you would know that I am curious, open minded, reflective and a little spontaneous! I love learning new things and deepening my understanding of the world. That said, I decided last year that in order to for me to grow personally — I needed to take a risk. So, here I am, about to begin my big adventure to The Kimberley’s in WA in search of new perspectives and understanding. Please join me for the ride!

“To be yourself is to be free”

I love this photo. It reminds me that being yourself in every way is to be…

It’s been a while…

It’s really been a while since we met and hugged, since we shared a meal & laughed at our table, since we felt at peace, maskless in our world.

I don’t know about you, but these are the things I’ve thought about lately. The news tells us so much of what is, what’s to come and seems to confirm all the self doubts in our mind of the things we are trying so hard to push aside. And yet, there’s something inside us, a small glimmer of light perhaps that’s keeps us going. …

Shelley Heriot

Some say I write from the heart. Everyday is full of adventure and stories. Join me as I venture into new horizons to grow in my understanding of the world.

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