Now, my me-time desire has been longing for the joy
Talking about beautiful people you meet in your life. I would like to introduce Naomi Pudney and I asked her four questions about me-time.
Please introduce yourself. Who are you?
I’m an Australian, with a mixture of Portuguese, Lebanese, Irish and English blood. The daughter of two extraordinary humans and sister to 5 entertaining siblings. I’ve lived across Europe, Singapore, USA, Vietnam and my hometown of Melbourne. A love of travel has influenced a sense of adventure and my eclectic style.
What kind of work?
I’ve had an extremely satisfying work history on major projects. Document controller on 200+Million dollar prison constructions; IT senior Program Coordinator in Utilities, Papal events, Boarder security and amalgamation of services across 3 major Melbourne hospitals. I love delivery and the satisfaction of bringing so many moving parts together.
Which desire do you have for more me-time?
Currently working from home and during COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne me-time has come to mean something quite different. Months ago, I would have said time to meander down the alleyways searching for art, stopping at a café for the soul rejuvenating coffee or a run on the beach. Now, my me-time desire has been longing for the joy of seeing my family, friends and their children who are growing up so fast.
What are your top 3 for taking me-time?
I’ve learnt to take those “I must call …..” moments from thought to action, squashing the “I’ll call when I have time” excuse, nourishing my sense of connection and genuine warmth.
Reading some influential and diverse biographies have given me a feeling of flight, getting out of my own head and inspiring me towards growth.
Leaning into laughter and saying yes has led me down some amazing paths. Finding random events, playing foosball, a small gallery opening – not always being career focused. Now in COVID lockdown, it is randomly opening a bottle of wine, using this time to genuinely connect with my partner and reminding each other how good it is to laugh.
Thank you Naomi for sharing me-time.
Zorg goed voor jezelf. Jij bent belangrijk.