Looking at the bigger picture

I have two children: a teen son, 15 and a tween daughter, 11 and am happily married. My son is a creative, frustrated teenager who hates school and can’t wait to leave. He spends a lot of time at the beach or in the work shed out the back not doing homework. My daughter is a dancing socialite who has a better social life than me. She keeps us constantly busy with watching her dance moves and driving her to her various engagements.
I have worked part-time since children and am currently studying. I love food and luckily I quite like running and yoga too. I love to read and am passionate about social justice. We are adventurous travellers and lived as a family in Tanzania and India for a year in 2006. We have too many pets: a dog called Mojo that I adore, a cat named Lucy who ignores us completely, 2 turtles: Lucky Joe and Pearl and a couple of goldfish.

Why Sue Ann’s Balcony?

It’s from a leadership concept that if you are on the dancefloor you can only see what is in front of you whereas if you’re on the balcony you can survey the scene and get a better idea of the bigger picture.
In life we need to spend some time the dance floor getting a view of reality, as well as on the balcony in order to get perspective.
I also write for:
Megaphone Oz  MegaphoneOZ is an independent online community for journalists and journalism students worldwide. Its aim is to provide entertaining and informative stories and multimedia content that display a strong commitment to journalistic ethics and the public interest.
See my blogs here

66 thoughts on “About

  1. This is fabulous – and despite the fact I see you regularly, it was divine to read and watch the various facets of your life, loves and experiences. A treat to read – thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and for prompting me to visit yours – what wonderful adventures you have taken with your family – I only hope to do the same with mine!

    • You’re welcome. I hope that being exposed to different places and cultures will serve them well as they grow into adults. Enjoy your future travels with your family!

  3. journeyman1977 says:

    Sueann, I’m so not into this award thing but I got wrangled into it. Super embarrassing 🙂 I’ve been asked to nominate 7 blogs and you’re one!! So be a sport 😉 Thus, I’d like to award you with the beautiful blogger award.

    Beautiful Blogger Award Rules:

    The idea behind the Beautiful Blogger Award is to recognize some of the bloggers we follow for their hard work and inspiration.

    1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
    2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
    3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
    4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

  4. Hey Sueannm! I would be glad to follow you and looking forward for your further updates, Hope you have a great time there with your small family. Keep in touch. Have a good time ahead. Cheers. 🙂


  5. Allyson Mellone says:

    Sue Ann, thank you for your blogging support in 2012. I wish you miles and miles of viewing from your balcony in 2013 with pleasures of great perspectives:) Best, Allyson

  6. Greetings from Australia Sue Ann,
    I really liked reading about you and your wonderful family including your pets :). I love the fact that you said you were happily married and are still passionate about learning and helping the needy of society. All the best.
    God bless

  7. Wonderful Blog, exactly what I was looking for! Someone that has travelled and yet can still appreciate that we live in a wonderful country! Great descriptive writing and love the pictures, they stimulate so many childhood memories in me….ahhhh good old Sydney 🙂

    Peace, Love and Happiness 🙂

  8. d.mooncrab says:

    I really enjoyed reading The Language of Flowers. A compelling story with a sort of fairy tale-ish ending that keeps me ponder and debate with myself about for days after. The details on the flowers, their meanings, and how they were used, ect. were so interesting.
    Sue Ann, thank you for the lovely suggestion!

  9. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Somehow I was unfollowed from your blog…sorry about that…I love your blog…Lakshmi xx

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