About Me

I am a Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend, a Writer and Lover of the Arts.  I am also someone with an inoperable Brain Aneurysm. I have learned how to walk again, I was blind, I have been chopped, stitched, broken, mended and blessed and I am still here.

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.  It was time to take the “Kirsten” out of the title and make it about the wonderful humans out there, the creatives, the inspirers and the gritty change makers. Why?

This is an unusual online space in the way that it weaves humour, sadness, joy, fear and confusion, reveals and confronts challenging thoughts and situations gently to create the space for mindfulness, inspiration and gratitude. 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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