In the midst of packing up and closing down, I found a space between what’s done and what’s yet to begin to find pleasure in being present. A journal reflection from what seems a world away now.Continue Reading
Hello, and welcome!
I’m Colleen Reagon, writer and reader.
I’m also a traveller, amateur photographer, enthusiastic gardener and aspiring cook. And Italy and all things Italian have a huge part of my heart.
This story and website began with a desire to live in a wholehearted way: a passionate life.
Previously, I compartmentalised my life — communication professional, blog writer (three different blogs), traveller, each with a different story. But in order to be more wholehearted, I’m weaving the threads of my passions together to form an authentic foundation for my story going forward. That said, my odyssey to live a passionate life means that I’m on the path to change — the way I live, work and see the world.
Work is about helping you communicate effectively with your audience — your potential clients, your customers, your suppliers and your colleagues. Even your loved ones. My task is to ensure that your words convey their intended messages in a compelling way.
Change is about moving with my husband and our princess dog, Lily, from suburban Adelaide, Australia to the south coast of New South Wales. It’s been an effort to clear out, close down and pack up a life, but we are on our way to a new place and a new story.
Change is also about living with purpose, which means sharing the things that matter to me with the hope of inspiring you — no advice, just stories of how I’m changing and my challenges, my travels, and examples of effective communication which you may find useful.
In short, I want to engage with the world in a meaningful way.
There’s more to me than what’s on this page . . .
I’ve travelled all around Italy—from Milan to Mantua, Bologna to Bari, the region of Liguria and south to Puglia. This is a photo story of the landscapes, people, architecture and food from some of my Italian journeys over the past decade.Continue Reading
My shift in imagination brought an awareness that I should write a new story which brings all the parts of who I am, together into one narrative. Writing the new story is like creating a tapestry.Continue Reading