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Pia Miller might just be one of the calmest people I’ve ever met. Truly, I’ve never seen someone move and speak so unrushed, so at ease. This is despite having spent the night at the hospital with one of her sons, who had managed to impale his foot on a particularly sharp twig at the park. Anyone would have forgiven her for turning up on set a little tired and distracted, but in fact, Pia was just the opposite. Every one of my prying questions was met with a generous, well-considered answer and a smile. It quickly became clear her sense of calm and patience is at the very core of her character and it's her biggest strength. "The thing is, I’m one of those people who always go with the flow anyway," she reasons.
"There are definitely things that I like to workshop and plan, but I also have a deep, deep understanding that often things don’t go to plan. So I’m pretty flexible."
“I think that’s something we all do — we like to feel productive and we like to feel like we’re getting things done. But sometimes filling time is taking time.”
Undoubtedly, that time off will be spent with new fiancé Tyson Mullane and two sons, Isaiah and Lenny, who have inherited their mum’s thirst for challenges and adventure. When Pia uprooted her young family to move from Melbourne to Sydney so she could continue to pursue her career, it was a gamble for all of them. But — again, just like their mum — her boys are excelling. “The fact that we did move to Sydney from Melbourne and left everything that we all knew, all of our comforts and support, and our whole network and community. . . I think it’s testament to the fact they already have that spirit in them innately. You know, they already have that innate resilience.”
Our talk turns to new year resolutions — what Pia thinks of them and what she's hoping to achieve personally. Of course, her take is practical and without all the unnecessary pressure.
“You know, I’m not one of those people who’s like ‘Right, I have to do this and I have to do that.’ Because I know how quickly things can change as well. And how adaptable you have to be to new circumstances and new environments," she says. Instead, she’s planning to make small moves all year long to keep the momentum going. "Just little goals, that’s the way I work best. Just little, achievable goals throughout the year that you know you can do.”
Keep moving, stay flexible, look ahead — it’s the mindset that has steered Pia to where she is today, and will no doubt take her to even greater heights.
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