The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day One

4 Jan

31 Day Blog Challenge

I’ve been on and off with this blog and have now decided that I really want to commit to blogging. So what better way to commit than to take a 31 day challenge. I was inspired by theecofeminist.com. I’m a bit late off the mark for January so I will have to double up on a few days.

Day One: Intro and Recent Pic

My name is Natasha, though only my mum calls me that and pronounces it as Nartarsha. I’m mostly known as Tash.

As the name suggests, I started this blog as a way to share my IVF journey as a single mother by choice. I have since been married and have taken big breaks from fertility treatment. I am now on the tail end of an IVF cycle *fingers crossed*.

I would really like to broaden the scope of my blog this year and I think this challenge will help to crystallise my vision here.

I am proudly a professional fundraiser and have been working as Head of Fundraising and Development for the last 12 years. I am also a filmmaker, specialising in documentary short films in the not for profit industry. I have recently resigned from my job as Head of Fundraising to focus on my filmmaking and explore the possibility of establishiing a content production business.

I love photography and nature and drive friends mad when on a bush walk, stopping often to take photos and thus turning an hour walk into two hours. I enjoy cooking and gardening, using what I can from my veggie garden and pet chickens to create vegetarian delights. Yes, I am a vegetarian.

I have a dog, cat and two hens and I love all of them. I am often accused of paying them a lot more attention than I do my husband. Dexter, the chocolate labrador is the focus of this complaint (I must admit that he is my favourite).

I live in the blue mountains, just outside of Sydney in Australia. I am extremely grateful to have a gorgeous house that backs on to the bush and a valley with a creek. There are so many glorious walks in this area and this year I plan to do more of them.

I am now 44 years old but am very immature for my age and don’t plan to grow up any time soon.

Tash

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2 Responses to “The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day One”

  1. The EcoFeminist January 5, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    Cool cool cool!!!! I am so glad to see a picture and a backstory! You’ll have to weave a photo of your beautiful stomping grounds – my hubby’s getting homesick for pix of Oz (plus I’ve never been to the Blue Mountains as he’s a Melbourne boy). What a marvelous introduction to the many sides of you!!

    • motherinwaiting January 5, 2016 at 4:13 am #

      Aw thanks! I’m going to take your lead and set up a photography page so will post some pics there. I love your blog and take great inspiration from it – thanks!

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