So here we go again. A new blog to mark a new phase of my life.
Why ‘a life on the flipside’? Well, I’m going to be writing about my life here in Melbourne, Australia, which is on the other side of the planet from where I grew up.
When I first moved down under, I lived in Perth, Western Australia – and I moved to the other side of the country.
So ‘a life on the other side’ might be more appropriate – but it sounded a bit too supernatural for my rational mind. Flipside, on the other hand, makes me think of records and that makes this once wannabe music journo smile, even although all my vinyl is warped and scratched after years of being dragged around the world.
But it’s not just about geography. I often find myself on the ‘other side’ of things. In my professional life I often get paid to be the ‘outsider on the inside’, helping management understand how their actions will be perceived by those outside the organisation.
And as a stereotypical Libran (OK, I know astrology is a load of rubbish but indulge me here) I can’t seem to help but see both sides of every situation. Trust me, you do not want to be behind me in the queue when I’m choosing what flavours of ice cream to have in my cone.
Apart from all that, all the snappy names I really wanted were already taken. To everyone who claimed a great WordPress domain years ago then only wrote one post : damn you!
So ‘a life on the flipside’ it is. I hope you’ll come and join me here. I think we could have some fun.