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22 March 2022

I am incredibly happy to be announced as one of the winners of the CPA Australia Micro-credential Special Offer - A bite size course in Risk Management, Governance and Regulation.


A huge thank you to CPA Australia who have recently introduced a new Small and Medium Business Committee for supporting sole practitioners like myself in growing our skill set and contributing to our professional development. 

8 March 2022

On this International Women's Day 2022, I acknowledge all those people who have contributed to the progress of women in all facets of life.


Here I share a poem by Rupi Kaur called 'Legacy' whose work I really admire that sums up my sentiments.


Happy International Women's Day 2022!

21 February 2022

Bookkeeping is not just an expense, it is an investment. When your business books are in order, meaningful and impactful strategic decisions can be made to add value to your business in the long term. 


Small to Medium Businesses (SMB's) often underestimate the value of the bookkeeping function. It is common for bookkeeping to be ignored until tax time and only done for the purposes of lodging tax documents or meeting tax obligations.


I think it is important to acknowledge that the more accurate our transactional figures are in real time, the more value they provide leadership and decision makers in the business in real time. The P&L Statement and Balance Sheet then become tools to help navigate the business in its intended direction (which may be evident in a business's mission, vision or purpose statement). 

7 October 2021

As NSW residents are eager to gain various freedoms in the coming weeks, this quote is a timely reminder of how much we have grown throughout this most recent lockdown. Overcoming adversity builds character.

15 September 2021

3 September 2021

The Importance of not becoming desensitised to 

Covid-19 related deaths 

Today at 11am, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian gave her daily update of the Covid-19 situation in NSW. She reported that there were approximately 1431 new cases and 12 deaths. Yes, 12 deaths. Many of these people were from the South-West Sydney community


Whilst this has become the norm during the pandemic to hear of new cases being reported everyday alongside deaths, breaches of Public Health Orders and locations of new exposure sites, it is important that we never become desensitised by these statistics of Covid-19 related deaths.


Each person who has succumb to this deadly virus is likely to have parents, children, family, relatives, friends or loved ones in some shape or form who are grieving their sudden loss.


The concept of humanity is built on us human beings being kind, empathetic and compassionate. Whilst it is not ideal to go to the other extreme and completely shut down listening to these figures, it is important to be mindful of those who have lost their lives and their loved ones


So when we talk about these figures, just like Gladys and Dr Kerry Chant has role modelled to us, let's be considerate. Let's not get caught up in the media hype and the dramatised reporting. Let's come back to basics and be mindful in the way we talk about Covid-19 related deaths.


Sending my thoughts and prayers to those who are suffering from the grief and loss of a loved one at this time 🙏🏽




If this article has brought up issues for you, then please seek support from LifeLine 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.



Sherlin S.

30 August 2021

A Beautiful Sanskrit Mantra for these Difficult Times

Copyright Note: Om Sign obtained from Flaticon.com

I start this week by sharing a beautiful Sanskrit Mantra given everything that is happening in the world at the moment.


It is my hope that it will create positive vibrations that will reach those who need it the most 🕉



#Sanskritmantra #positivevibes #happiness #life #peace #mindfulness #spirituality #meditation #love #healing #freedom



Sherlin S.

28 August 2021

Well Done Edmondson Park, NSW 

for Leading the Covid-19 Vaccination Efforts!

It has been reported in recent times on the NSW Government website that Edmondson Park, NSW is one of the suburbs that has the highest first dose and second dose vaccination rates in the whole of NSW! I am proud to be a resident of this wonderful suburb and commend other residents for their contribution to the health and safety of the South-West Sydney Community. 


What an amazing effort! We all have a role to play in getting through this pandemic and it is clear that we are doing our bit!


To see vaccination rates in your postcode, please check relevant NSW Government websites. Here is the link for the one I checked: 


https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19#map-of-nsw-vaccinations-by-home-postcode


Stay Safe!


Sherlin S.

16 August 2021

Genuine Frustration due to Pfizer & Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Supply and Accessibility Issues in South-West Sydney

This article comes from a place of genuine frustration. Many people like myself currently want to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus with either the Pfizer vaccine which seems to be in limited supply or the Moderna vaccine which apparently is meant to arrive in Australia next month.


Appointments for Pfizer at the South West Sydney Hub are booked months in advance and by the time I went to book, I received an appointment in the first week of September 2021. Now the earliest available when I last checked is late October 2021.


There are some of us who want to protect ourselves and our communities from this deadly disease and feel somewhat helpless with regards to the accessibility issues.


When completing my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney, one of my majors was Economics. Basic economics tells us that when Demand is greater than Supply, we have a shortage. In this case, a vaccine shortage. From my understanding, it is this shortage that is leading to limited appointments being available for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines resulting in ground level accessibility issues.


Then I hear stories of cancellations of appointments for the Pfizer vaccines leading to perfectly good doses being thrown out at the end of each day in vaccination locations. I'm horrified!


So here are some thoughts on solutions or possible strategies:


1. Alongside the current leaders in NSW who are tackling this issue daily, we need someone who has expertise in logistics, transportation and the operational side of things to join this leadership team. Someone whose main focus is to form and co-ordinate a team of people who work out how to get jabs into arms on the ground. This involves planning and establishing long-term vaccination hubs as well as short term pop-up or walk in clinics. 


From where I am standing, I cannot see where this person/ team currently is or if they even exist. Each day at 11am, get this person to report alongside The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and Dr. Kerry Chant on how many Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines are being sent out and to which location. People want to see equity in vaccination accessibility. 


2. Start giving exact dates not general timeline statements like "next month" as to when Pfizer/Moderna vaccines are going to arrive. We need to raise awareness on not just where we can access these vaccines but when we can access them. Also, we need accountability through evidence in numbers of relevant vaccine supply and then uptake accordingly.


There is no point in constantly reporting that South-West Sydney has the lowest vaccination uptake when currently the Darlinghurst Vaccine Hub at St Vincent's Hospital, last I checked on the NSW Government Booking Portal, has Pfizer accessibility throughout August 2021 but from my search daily spanning over the last couple of weeks currently there are zero appointments available in South-West Sydney for the same. Then there's reports about the vaccine uptake being higher in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney. Well of course there is a higher uptake in those areas if greater supply is there to meet the demand! Distribute more Pfizer/Moderna vaccines to South-West Sydney alongside AstraZeneca and I am sure that you will see vaccination rates skyrocket!


Sherlin S.

15 August 2021

A Heartfelt Thank You to the 

Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and Dr Kerry Chant

An Open Letter to Two Incredible Women who are Leading NSW through the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear Hon. Gladys Berejiklian & Dr Kerry Chant, 


I am writing this open letter out of much respect and admiration for the leadership shown by you both during these difficult times in managing the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic


It cannot be easy facing the media every day reporting disease, illness and deaths in NSW due to Covid-19 but the both of you show up each and every single day regardless. Then there's everything else your job requires of you whilst you cop criticism for each and every decision you make or don't make.


I just want to say thanks. Thanks for leading NSW throughout this ongoing crisis. Thanks for your hard work and service. Thanks for modelling strength and resilience in all you do when the people of NSW need it the most 💙


Kind Regards,


Sherlin S.

13 August 2021

A reminder not to confuse other peoples bad behaviours with who you are as a person. We cannot control how other people conduct themselves but we can control how we choose to respond to them.

7 August 2021

Some Thoughts on the South-West Sydney Lockdown

A Message of Hope in Uncertain Times

At the time of writing, South-West Sydney is in the strictest of Covid-19 lockdowns whilst case numbers are rising to record levels in NSW. Many people in our community are doing it tough and I just wanted to share a message of hope in these uncertain times. 


We are a community of people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Many of us have already overcome different levels of adversity throughout our journey to get to where we are today and this has helped us build strength, resilience and good character. 


It is in working together that we will find a road to recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic. This too shall pass. Change is the only constant. There will come a day when we will begin to reclaim much of what we lost that we miss and take with us the ways we have grown and what we have learnt during this tough time. Hang in there!