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Let’s Celebrate Ourselves!

I have spent too many years overlooking my successes. I jump to the next idea so fast that I barely give myself a moment to feel any pride in my accomplishments. 

When I stop to think about it, 

I have come such a long way from the kid who was so painfully shy that I barely spoke a word.

This was going to be a post where I talk about why we should celebrate our accomplishments. Then I realised that it’s probably best if I just go ahead and do it, not just talk about it.

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So let me share and celebrate a few things about me!

  1. I have lived and worked in many places around the world from South East Asia, to Australia, Europe and beyond. I have taught English, worked on farms, cleaned ski chalets, worked in kitchens and offices and factories… all the jobs.
  2. For quite a few years I hitch-hiked around Europe with Steve, the love of my life who I am still with 21 years later. If you can make it living on the road, you can make it anywhere!
  3. When I was 14yrs old I experienced the classic awakening, I watched the film La Strada by Fellini. Life was never the same again. I have a university degree in filmmaking and spent a good chunk of years writing, directing and producing films. 
  4. Hiking is my jam!! I have walked hundreds of miles through forests and deserts to ancient sites and beautiful lakes. Now I drag my kids out to these places, they don’t appreciate it yet.. but they will!
  5. I play the guitar and sing – like a rock star! Well, I feel like a rockstar and that’s what counts right?!
  6. My kids have the BEST sense of humour and we are always laughing! Except when they’re screaming and fighting of course.
  7. I have no formal art qualifications so I am basically a self taught artist. I have had many wonderful teachers though so what even is a self taught artist? We learn from the world around us right?
  8. I am blessed with the most beautiful and inspiring friends. Truly. My people are incredible.
  9. No matter how impossible they may seem, I always follow my dreams.  


How’s that for a start?  Just for today, don’t be self-conscious, don’t be apologetic and don’t feel inadequate. Celebrate yourself. Give yourself some credit and share it with the world!

Erin Duncan

Erin Duncan

An Australian Artist and Illustrator currently living in Far North Queensland. Everything I make is a way for me to share a little magic, wonder + possibility with the world.

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