ABOUT

I’m a 30-year old tea drinker and aspiring writer from Brisbane, Queensland. I grew up here. I love to travel but I always come home.

In 2006, I graduated with a business degree in marketing and public relations. I then pursued going my own way. I travelled and worked abroad for a while before completing a masters degree in library and information science in 2013. Since I was a kid, I have always loved knowledge – generating it, organising it, finding it, sharing it; making sense of life and our experiences, learning, creating and writing. These days I work in the higher education sector as a coordinator for evidence-based practice in an academic library, and as a research assistant in the field of library and information science. If you’re looking for my professional portfolio, you’ll need to head over to acrystelle.com

Over the years I have faced some difficult life circumstances, for example I’ve had a hip replacement and lost my Mum in my twenties, and through them all, I’ve come through stronger and more empowered to create a fulfilling career and an everyday life with space to be present and enjoy every moment. I’ve gained perspective of the bigger picture and what it means to take one step at a time. Or in my case, one cup at a time.

I’ve recently returned from a six month, traveling sabbatical with my husband. During this time, I experienced feelings of exposure, vulnerability and a lot of learning about myself and how I want my life to be.

I’m passionate about keeping well, finding what really matters and then taking small, mindful steps to achieving goals.

When I’m not working, I love summer mornings at the beach. I believe in taking time to have a sit-down breakfast and a cup of tea. I have a thing for lighthouses. And I can usually be found with a notebook and pen.

 

More about Notebook + Tea…

In addition to being my little space on the internet, Notebook + Tea aims to help driven professionals slow down a little and discover what’s important to them, feel inspired and empowered to take steps towards keeping well and achieving personal success in an intentional and informed way.

Here is where I share stories and life tidbits, as well as my ideas, lessons and thoughts on keeping well. This means taking regular time out to reflect on our everyday actions in order to develop self awareness and the space to recognise the difference between busyness, intention and just being. I take a realistic and practical approach to creating simpler, de-cluttered and more meaningful everyday living.

Feel free to pop me an email to say ‘G’day’ or ask me a question – alisa [at] notebookandtea.com

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Alisa Clark 2017

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