It’s incredibly difficult to be vulnerable on a platform where you are projecting yourself out to prospective clients. But really, I consider everyone who becomes my clients friends, as I get to witness the pure love between partners, families and children.
So, from friend to friend, here’s some things about me, to get to know each other better.
I have a (almost) completed bachelor degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. To be honest, I don’t think I ever plan on using it in a professional capacity. However, I will always be a writer and a storyteller and I am grateful that I have the skills I have to be able to tell those stories.
I love old photographs. Black and white? Even better. Blurry? Even better! The rawer, the real, the better. I love being able to write a story in my head, looking at photographs.
I have a deep-rooted obsession with Harry Potter which has served me for over 15 years. I was that teenager who dressed up at the movie theatre on preview day, and I lined out the front of Dymocks from 4:30am on the day The Deathly Hallows was released. While I have (somewhat) chilled out a bit, I will still throw down on anybody who suggests that Ron and Hermione were not the best literary couple of all time.
I am BRCA I positive and have had a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction done, in 2015. As soon as I am done having babies, I will get my ovaries removed as well. While this is a particularly large part of my life and has defined a lot of who I am, I try not to overthink it. The operative word being try.
I believe everyone should have a therapist they can call upon when life is tough. Because, lets be honest, the ups and downs of life and parenthood are not for the faint hearted.
I call myself a writer, however I haven’t written anything original since before my son was born.
I suffered from pretty severe post-natal depression and anxiety after my baby was born, and I am still medicated to manage this. It makes me a better person, a better parent, a better wife. I am very in tune with my mental health and take the precautions needed to make sure I don’t spiral. This is a small part of me, but I honestly think it is so important to talk about because motherhood is the single most hardest, amazing and terrifying thing I have ever done in my life, and people need to talk about that more.
I married the love of my life in 2016 in a beautiful wedding by the beach. He is the single most amazing person I know, and I am incredibly lucky and grateful to have him. My son, Teddy, is the craziest, most perfect little thing and he simultaneously drives me up the wall and makes my heart burst all at once. Motherhood, hey?
I am a coffee addict.
It was always a dream of mine to open a cafe/book shop called The Book Attic. Maybe one day!
Have any questions? I’m an open book. I’d love to get to know you, your family and your life!