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Docklander - December 2013 - January 2014

05 Dec 2013

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Big ticks for Lori

For NewQuay local Lori Boys, 2013 has been a year of setting new goals and achieving them.

At the beginning of the year Lori decided to take a 12-month career break from her job in the corporate world in order to explore new avenues.

First on her list was establishing her own freelance management consultancy business The Pending Coffee. Tick.

Second was focusing on her writing through a travel blog, writing for publications in and outside her industry and contributing to Docklands News. Tick.

And third, giving more attention to charity. For the past six months Lori has been a board member of the Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE).

At the same time she’s taken on the pending coffee philosophy through her business (hence the name). Each time she earns a fee through writing or consulting she pays it forward by purchasing a pending coffee or meal in an anonymous act of charity.

This means the next person who asks if there’s a pending coffee or meal available at that restaurant of cafe (preferably someone in need) gets it for free. Tick.

Although she’s lived in Docklands for the past 10 years, her corporate job meant a lot of travel and not a lot of time to spare.

So her career break has given Lori the chance to rediscover the place she’s lived for the past decade.

Lori and her husband moved to Docklands in 2003 after a chance lunch in Docklands saw Lori fall in love with the area.

“I came down for lunch on a Friday when Docklands was still in its infancy. I thought it was worth having a look at the apartments while I was here and at the time there were three available. I fell in love with one, brought my husband down on the Saturday to have a look and we signed the paperwork on the Tuesday,” Lori said.

“I just fell in love with it – the waterfront, the proximity to the city and the vision for the place.”

While a big part of her career break was travel (she’s visited 13 countries in the past 12 months), there’s also been plenty of opportunities to explore her own backyard.

“Since I’ve taken this career break I’ve definitely gotten to know the locals more,” Lori said.

She’s also taken on the Docklands is Beautiful website (http://www.docklandsisbeautiful.com.au) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Docklands-is-Beautiful/263936710311261), giving her another opportunity to explore the things that make Docklands great.

For Lori, the best part about Docklands is, no questions about it, the waterfront.

And although she doesn’t have any pets herself she loves meeting all of the dogs out walking along the promenade. “I think I know more of the dogs’ names than their owners,” Lori said.

With her career break drawing to a close Lori says the past year has definitely changed her outlook on life.

“I’m more at peace, and I’m proud of myself and what I’ve achieved.”

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