Hello

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

Joan Didion

First of all, thankyou so much for coming to check out my blog. With all the demands on our time, it is an honour that you would give me a few minutes. Hopefully you will find it enjoyable, interesting or useful.

Writing is brand new for me. I’ve always wanted to write but never felt brave enough until now. I decided to start blogging as a way to organise my thoughts, give myself an outlet and to try to quieten my brain slightly. So why didn’t I just write a diary? I wanted to connect with people and hopefully I’m going to be able share some of the things I have learnt along the way and that others might find it helpful.

So who am I and what do I have to say? Some days I have absolutely no idea. I am a girl. I am closer to 40 than 30. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a granddaughter, a niece and a cousin. I am a friend. I am a social worker. I am a mental health worker. I am a childcarer. I am a feminist. I love to cook. I love to travel. I watch too much tv. I always take on too much. I spend a lot of time in my head. I care, about a lot of things. I love. I read. I try to live my best life (side note – I need to work out how to say this without sounding a bit wanky). I try to be kind. I’m trying to be kinder to myself. I’m a perfectionist. I’m a dreamer. A lovely friend once told me that I’m a complex human being.

So this is my way of trying to work all that out. Who I am, who I want to be and what kind of life I want to have. Take a look around and you will find some of my thoughts on mental health, self care, personal growth (wanky alert!) parenting with maybe some bits about food, books and travel and anything else that is on my mind (finding my ‘niche’ is nigh on impossible – I like all the things!).

I’m going to be setting some goals for 2019 soon. Please join my mailing list or find me on social media to follow my progress.

Love Claire xx

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