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HarperCollinsPublishers,First published in Australia in 2012. by HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Pty Limited,ABN 36 009 913 517. harpercollins com au,Copyright Indigo Partners Pty Limited 2012. The right of Indigo Bloome to be identified as the author. of this work has been asserted by her in accordance. with the Copyright Amendment Moral Rights Act 2000. This work is copyright Apart from any use as permitted under the. Copyright Act 1968 no part may be reproduced copied scanned. stored in a retrieval system recorded or transmitted in any form. or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. HarperCollinsPublishers, Level 13 201 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. 31 View Road Glenfield Auckland 0627 New Zealand,A 53 Sector 57 Noida UP India.
77 85 Fulham Palace Road London W6 8JB United Kingdom. 2 Bloor Street East 20th floor Toronto Ontario M4W 1A8 Canada. 10 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022 USA,ISBN 978 0 7322 9616 2. Cover design by Jane Waterhouse HarperCollins Design Studio. Cover photography by John Paul Urizar,Typeset in Sabon by Kirby Jones. Printed and bound in Australia by Griffin Press, The papers used by HarperCollins in the manufacture of this book. are a natural recyclable product made from wood grown in sustainable. plantation forests The fibre source and manufacturing processes meet. recognised international environmental standards and carry certification. 54321 12 13 14 15,Destined to play B 384 indd iv 11 09 12 12 50 PM. For my mum,whose unconditional love,support and nurturing since birth.
has enabled me to live my dreams,many times over,Destined to play B 384 indd v 11 09 12 12 50 PM. Do you ever feel like you were destined to play,Only in my dreams. Destined to play B 384 indd vii 11 09 12 12 50 PM, If I had known then what I know now would it be any. I m not sure why or how my life changed so, dramatically so fast yet it continues as if nothing has. changed at all It began with one weekend that perhaps. in hindsight should never have happened but deep, in my soul I have a vague nagging that it was always.
meant to be,This leaves me embroiled within a psychological. and sexual tornado that landed without any advance. warning or forecast or maybe I just missed the,signs Either way what has happened has happened. what will be will be I just don t know how it will end. or whether I will survive the journey,Destined to play B 384 indd ix 11 09 12 12 50 PM. No ordinary work done by a man is either as,hard or as responsible as the work of a woman. who is bringing up a family of small children for,upon her time and strength demands are made.
not only every hour of the day but often every,hour of the night. Theodore Roosevelt,Destined to play B 384 indd 1 11 09 12 12 50 PM. m pretty sure I have everything organised for the,family before I walk out the door. Kids bags packed,Extra food prepared,Outdoor gear organised. Jordan and Elizabeth are going on their first, wilderness expedition for a week with all the dads.
charged with helping out given the nature of outdoor. activities they will be pursuing Great idea from a. mother s perspective but we all know in our hearts. we will miss them from the first night they are away. The kids were devastated when the expedition was, almost cancelled due to a lack of funding and support. for the Tasmanian Wilderness Foundation Thankfully. some last minute sponsorship from the Fathers4Kids. program enabled the expedition to take place after. all The kids are so excited Actually when I think,Destined to play B 384 indd 3 11 09 12 12 50 PM. about it Robert my husband seems more awakened, and engaged by this adventure than I have seen him. in years Must have something to do with men and, their exploring tendencies the mysteriousness of the. confounding thylacine providing the perfect avenue. or maybe he is just happy to be away from me Either. way he s excited too and they haven t been able to. sleep in anticipation of the great adventure traversing. the west coast of Tasmania s wilderness in search of. the elusive Tasmanian tiger,I ve decided to make the most of the children s.
absence from my life to complete a series of lectures. I had been deferring for the last few months until the. time felt right so I m preparing to fly to Sydney,Brisbane Perth and Melbourne to deliver my latest. findings to postgraduate students academics and other. professionals in their given field of expertise, I now really need to focus on getting myself organised. for the first lecture this afternoon in Sydney Mentally. I go through my checklist I have my notes slides,discussion themes workshop challenges laptop and. mobile phone so all good I am still fascinated by the. research I have been conducting on visual stimulation. and its impact on the development of perception and. even now I find my mind wandering off and becoming. lost in my work considering a different spin on some. of the provocative challenges I have developed for the. All of a sudden I become intensely aware of, butterflies in my stomach so much so I have to lean. Destined to play B 384 indd 4 11 09 12 12 50 PM,against the kitchen bench to steady myself How.
strange I never usually get nervous before giving, lectures quite the opposite as I really enjoy it The. challenge of engaging new minds intellects sparring. with one another on a quest for deeper broader,knowledge fantastic But where on earth are these. butterflies coming from, I pause for a moment to investigate these feelings. and attempt to locate their source which might seem. strange to some people but it is something that has. always intrigued me They are more intense than usual. and it certainly isn t the lecture making me feel this way. Perhaps it is the trip away from family No it is not as. if I haven t been away from them before particularly. for work purposes I broaden my mindset to include, the rest of the weekend when I stop suddenly as my. stomach flips again I surprise myself as I instinctively. inhale at the thought of my 5 00 p m meeting at the. Hotel InterContinental with Jeremy,Doctor Jeremy Quinn My uni buddy my best.
friend the man who opened my eyes and my body, to the world in ways I never considered possible He. knew me inside and out when we were younger and, we shared an incredible array of experiences during. our time together It is hard to believe after all of. our tomfoolery during many years at university that. Jeremy is now one of the most respected pre eminent. medical research doctors in Australasia I can t bring. myself to say the world because it s Jeremy after all. He has just returned from presenting ground breaking. Destined to play B 384 indd 5 11 09 12 12 50 PM, research at Harvard University with Emeritus Professor. E Applegate, Jeremy always had a knack for pushing conventional. boundaries and wisdom continually searching for,the unknown the unexpected or unanticipated.
solutions to some of our most insurmountable medical. problems I even read in a newspaper article recently. that he had been in meetings with none other than, Melinda and Bill Gates in conjunction with his and. Professor Applegate s research in New York It seems. as if he is certainly mixing it with the global movers. and shakers I suppose on reflection he always had, the determination and potential to achieve mastery in. his chosen field It is amazing what he has achieved. in less than forty years of life He is an exceptionally. gifted human being intellectually and emotionally, and people just adore his company No doubt all these. traits along with his hard work have enabled the,success he is now hopefully enjoying. My career needs to fit in with my family life well the. kids really Jeremy s career is his life more or less He. has always been tenacious about his quest for sourcing. medical cures and has been involved in discoveries that. the western world almost takes for granted these days. With that sort of personal motivation and drive it s. not surprising he hasn t had time to settle down or find. anyone special to share his life with At least I m not. aware of anyone He has always attracted interest from. the opposite sex like a George Clooney of the medical. world he certainly doesn t suffer from lack of attention. Destined to play B 384 indd 6 11 09 12 12 50 PM,Anyway that s what is making my stomach do flips.
which is utterly ridiculous at my age I allow myself a. small smile as I find it mildly amusing I am still capable. of that sort of fluttering teenage reaction I am excited. and a little nervous about seeing him after so long The. memories of our university days still flood my mind. and haunt me whenever I m alone and in a dark sensual. mood usually in the early hours of the morning,What is happening to me I m going to miss the. plane if I don t get moving,Right kids Where are you I need kisses and. cuddles before I leave I won t see you for ten whole. days Big family hugs all round I tell them I love them. more than life itself and wish them a fabulous adventure. in the wild west as they endeavour to track that elusive. tiger apparently legend has it there have been recent. sightings No doubt a camp of school kids is just what. they need to be discovered again However the kids, excitement and optimism filters through regardless. And keep safe I declare promising that I can t, wait to hear every detail of their experience when I. I hear the honk of a horn indicating my taxi s, arrival and do my last minute check to ensure I have.
everything I need I am thankful the butterflies have. finally subsided My lips barely touch my husband s. cheek as I tell him to take excellent care of my,children and ensure he keeps them safe A fleeting. thought passes through my brain wondering when,our relationship became so plastic so platonic I. Destined to play B 384 indd 7 11 09 12 12 50 PM,have too many things on my mind to delve further. and quickly wish them all a wonderful adventure as. he dutifully places my bag in the car and I wave,goodbye blowing kisses to the kids from my. window as the taxi pulls out of the drive airport, Focus focus focus I keep saying to myself to little.
avail My mind is in a state of complete distraction. today which is highly unusual I hear the captain,speaking good weather clear flight path not. expecting any delays Flight attendants are telling. me to put my seat belt on and tray up for take off. as they do every flight It s not like I don t know that. for goodness sake I think my irritation surprising. me But of course I do what I m told as I don t want. to cause a scene I reluctantly put my notes away,and close my eyes momentarily as the plane slowly. manoeuvres toward the runway I feel my chest, rising and falling lightly with each breath Jeremy s. face flashes through my mind his gorgeous cheeky,smile and smoky green seemingly bottomless eyes. his lips gently kissing my neck his fingers lightly. caressing my nipples then teasing them to life,What am I doing I force my mind to a screeching.
stop This is absurd I force myself back to the here and. now and suddenly notice we are in the air and the seat. belt sign is off I breathe a sigh of relief Now back to. Destined to play B 384 indd 8 11 09 12 12 50 PM, my lecture I talk myself into believing I am disciplined. enough not to let my mind wander off for another, I am good at being disciplined I tell myself I run. an organised house career and life overall I love my. family and my work and have studied long and hard,to achieve what I have Dr Alexandra Blake I work. between the business world and academia given,my studies in both commerce and psychology This. combination has worked well for me financially and I. am forever grateful that I am one of the lucky people in. life who love their work and are passionate about what. they do Enough of self talk and affirmations I need. to think about the presentation today, Once again I ponder the topic of the lecture which.
I will be delivering to approximately 500 people in. just a few hours time This fact finally snaps my, mind to attention I consider using some additional. questions and challenges to open discussion and, promote their thinking I like the idea so I note down. the following points on my notepad to use for the end. of the session,How important is visual perception to your. How much do you depend on visual stimulation to,interpret your world. What senses do you believe would most,compensate for a lack of visual perception Why.
Destined to play B 384 indd 9 11 09 12 12 50 PM,Given research shows that body language a visual. sense accounts for more than 90 per cent of,communication between people the significance of. these sorts of questions becomes exponential,I m feeling much calmer now that I am once again. absorbed in my work The rest of the flight goes, smoothly and I arrive on time at the University of. Dr Blake good morning great to have you back,I look ahead and smile toward my PhD examiner.
Samuel Webster Well good morning to you too,Professor it s great to be back. You know you are always welcome Alexandra It s, been too long It seems to be very difficult to draw you. away from the south isle,Hmm on reflection it s been a while I guess time. flies when you are having fun,I m glad to hear it You have certainly been busy. on the research front We re looking forward to your. lecture this afternoon,And as ever I m looking forward to hearing your.
insights and expertise Thank you so much for your,support in bringing this together. My pleasure my dear my pleasure Do you have, time for a quick lunch with some colleagues before you. take centre stage,For you Samuel always I smile again warmly. Destined to play B 384 indd 10 11 09 12 12 50 PM, as he leads me along the manicured lawns beside the. beautiful historic buildings It feels good to be back. At lunch with Samuel I reflect on what an honour, it was to have him oversee my PhD He specialises in.
defensive passive and aggressive behaviours in the. workforce and was instrumental in developing my, thesis His global connections both in the corporate. world and academia are second to none and his,knowledge is immense He s recently been working. hand in hand with the Brain and Mind Research,Institute which enables him to analyse many of. his revolutionary hypotheses about behaviour and, sexuality in the field of neuroscience I find his work. truly fascinating and being with him today allows me. to see how passionate and absorbed he has become in. this branch of his research, I find myself reflecting just how much of an impact.
Samuel has had on my career The support and the, sage advice when it all became too hard made me feel. obliged to hang in there for both him and the future. rewards He drives his PhD students hard and wants, no stone left unturned I smile internally at those years. of insanity and frustration pleased I completed them. and relieved they are behind me, Samuel had offered me a senior lecturing position at. Sydney University and was not happy when I turned it. down for a similar role at the University of Tasmania. He taught me so much I felt indebted to him but,he understood my reasons that it was a lifestyle. choice particularly with a young family in tow He,Destined to play B 384 indd 11 11 09 12 12 50 PM.

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