Me

Me - The Unglamorous Girl

I've realised that while I would want people to flock to my blog and read what's there, how can I expect that if people don't know who the author is? I'm a little shy about my blogging so to begin with I think I'll keep it semi-anonymous but here's a little about me.

I'm a proud Scot living in exile in England, and have been for more than 25 years (majority of my life). I baffle people with my accent which seems to be a watered down Edinburgh accent when really I'm from the west coast. I moved to England with my two brothers and my parents and still live near my parents and oldest brother and his lovely little family.

My other brother sadly passed away three years ago. He was my world. Best friends since I could remember, we did everything together as children. He battled his disease with all he could and fought harder than anyone I've ever met. The gap left in my life is profound and I miss him terribly.

One of the many gifts he bestowed upon me was the realisation that you can do anything you put your mind to.

My brother wrote a novel, participated in a documentary, spoke in parliament regarding his illness and the treatments available, designed a stained glass window that was installed in a chapel in Hampshire, and got to the semi-finals of Mastermind.

Not only is that utterly amazing, but he couldn't use his hands. He couldn't walk. He couldn't breathe unassisted.

He was an absolute legend and I think quite a lot of my life lessons learned from him will feature in this blog.

There is a lot more to say, but think I'll save that for another post.

Unglamorous Girl

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A blog. That was what I came up with.

Now let me explain. After recently getting married, moving house (or worse, half-moving [even more stressful]), having a difficult year in the world of work and finally closing the door on that group of friends who do you more harm than good…I was at a bit of a loss. Lots of changes but also a desire to step it up a little. But where? How?

An avid reader of books, a creative and professional writer by day (or formally at least) and an outstanding 'googler', I settled upon making my own little contribution to the world wide web. I've been reticent to do this as that shadow of doubt crosses your path and, for me anyway, makes me question myself in its harshest tones - 'who'd be interested in what you have to say anyway?', 'how arrogant to think anyone cares' - well I've decided to do it anyway if only to show the negative inner thoughts that I can.

And if no-one reads it but it gives me pleasure…then that is all I'm looking for.

 

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