About Me

I am a Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend, a Writer and Lover of the Arts.  I am also someone who lived with an inoperable Brain Aneurysm. It healed. Good news right? Over this journey I have learned how to walk again, I was blind, I have been chopped, stitched, broken, mended and blessed and I am still here. But most importantly I am a wordsmith and a lover of the crafted word, I love stories and the narrative between humans that can be created when we share those stories.

For the last 2 years I have written a blog about my path, mixed in with some quirk, a bit of dark humour and the real stuff with the hope that some of you might join me on the journey to wellness and recovery. Along that old stony road I have been met with grace and have made many friends along the way.

Many are brave, some are well known, some are not. Some are whistleblowers, some are inspirers and many are disruptors. All share a sense of humour and strive for the greater good of humanity. Ponderings is about the creatives, the inspirers and the gritty change makers.

My mission is to take you, the reader, the viewer and the listener, the Witness- through a journey of tears, laughter, breathlessness and heart smiles, into a world of reflection and evaluation. A positive space, but not one that oozes positive rhetoric, but real, no BS, warts and all humanity with an edge of humour that brings the tribe together.


“The Ponderings of Kirsten – meditations of the possibly dying but mostly living girl – is “unflinching, honest [and] profoundly thoughtful” author of the Tomorrow When The War Began series, John Marsden.

Welcome and Blessings

Kirsten Macdonald x


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