At this current moment I’m extremely nervous about being interviewed and finding it hard to put two thoughts together! But other than that I’m relatively good. I’m glad it’s spring.

I came to Canberra for work and I hated it because it was my spouse’s work and I wanted to live by the sea! But now I find being in Canberra the best, it’s the most wonderful city.

Canberra has a lot of things going for it that other cities don’t have. It’s a city that believes in aesthetics and ethics. When there’s a lot of things happening in the world that you don’t agree with, it’s good to be in a city that you can be proud of a lot of time. Not all the time, but a lot of the time.

For me, being a woman in Canberra means to be someone who is very privileged to be able to found a family and to have a life where you keep learning and doing new things.

As a result I’ve found it easy to maintain my health in Canberra. I’m really, really lucky that my doctors are good. There is a team of doctors at the clinic I access and they have a positive attitude to bulk billing—they stop charging me during periods when I need to visit frequently.

I do find it hard to see women around Canberra who are having a really hard time. And knowing that there are too many of them. It’s hard to think that some women in Canberra can’t live the lives that they want to live.

My favourite thing would be spending time with my family, especially when my out of town family comes to town. Next in line would be doing things with friends. And then after that, just getting outdoors.

My perfect day in Canberra is like today. It’s not freezing, the city looks really good, and you can get out.

Actually, that’s one of the best things about Canberra: the cycle paths. You can get wherever you want to.


Image created by Josey Carnovale