Sandi Sieger started writing when she was six years old. She has the first journal she ever wrote in, which declared, ‘When I grow up I want to be a writer,’ and included sentiments such as, ‘If some kid ever beat me in a running race, I’d probably bash them up.’
Sandi is now a writer and content creator based in Melbourne. She is the Director and Editor-In-Chief of Onya Magazine, an online Australian lifestyle magazine she founded in 2009, as well as the Director of SANDI SIEGER CO. a marketing and social media agency (fondly referred to as #TEAMxSANDI on the ‘gram). In 2011, Sandi founded The Melbourne Writers’ Club.
When not writing, editing or Instagramming her adventures, Sandi can be found co-ordinating Camp Awakenings, a personal development program for Australian teenagers. She is the Director of Camp Awakenings Inc. and manages The CA Store. A passionate Melburnian, Sandi is also on the board of the Yarra River Business Association. Sandi was named one of Melbourne’s ‘Most Influential People’ in 2019.
Sandi plans to remain blissfully content, rebellious and passionate for her entire life. She is not usually very far away from her Moleskine notebooks (yes, plural) or Apple devices (yes, plural). She loves seeing ink marks around her forefinger and has a terrible habit of making lists.
Sandi lives in Melbourne with her son and two chow chows.
A spicy, no holds barred exploration of life in the thick of it — love and marriage, separation and divorce, motherhood and friendships, adventures and career — and everything in between.
In 2022, my world imploded. I am a different person now than I was then. I am also more me than I have ever been. And that’s something I’ve learned — that two things can be true at the same time.
You can be heartbroken, and healing. You can be paralysed, and in motion. You can be crying, and laughing. You can be surrounded by people, and utterly alone.
I thought my forever was promised. I assumed my future was destined. And now I know nothing is ever guaranteed.
I have lost…love, friends, security, comfort. I have been kicked in the guts so hard and so often I thought I’d be forever winded.
In The Thick Of It is a journey in getting my breath back. A trudge through the loss, grief and devastation. A stroll through the many things I have gained. A quest in never giving in, and never giving up.
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