About Me

Imagination

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions” – Albert Einstein

I began blogging as a young(er), frightened, troubled single mum. It was a way to journal, and channel out some of that residual angst that some of us tend to carry beyond our adolescence.

It helped me once, to write sad stories and anguished semi-poetic essays about the absence of love, the grief and pain from losing my family, the toxicity of desiring toxic relationships, and living with those pesky demons that tell you that you are not, and will never be good enough.

It was a necessary phase in my life. Journaling introduced me to a new world; one where similar souls suffering the same maladies reached out, embraced me and showed me hope. It was also a time when those who prey on ‘damaged’ souls also left their mark on me. Every journey has heroes and villains. I am just grateful to have reached this point in my life where I can tell the difference between the two, and recognise the moments when I am falling into older, toxic, patterns.

“A grownup is a child with layers on.”- Woody Harrelson

A few years ago, on a Sunday morning at 11.30 am after what I naively thought was an uncomfortable, sleepless night of food poisoning, I called my cousin Liz for advice. She suggested I go to hospital for a check-up. I was a call centre operative earning something that cannot be described as minimum wage living in a low income flat shared with my sister (R.I.P).

Motherhood saved my life. I have endured many seasons: the stigma, the stereotypes, the failures, the successes, the sleepless nights, the inexplicable joys, the constant fear...but we have never lacked for anything, my baby and I.

It is an honour to be a parent; to have a hand in shaping what I hope will be a wonderful addition to society. It is beautiful to watch life through the eyes of an innocence so pure it makes your throat well up. It is  transformational to know that someone so wonderful can come from a place of such pain and persistence.

And this honour, this wonder, this daily effort to do better, to be better so that this human may have a decent life….

This is my drive.

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” - Robert Browning

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho

The only thing that truly feels like home for me is storytelling, or being involved in some form of storytelling. And so the dream for me is the hope that the demons, those voices that try to say no, will continue to be drowned out by the light I have discovered within me.

Negativity is a normal human condition, but I am learning now to shift my focus from dark to light, and I have to say, the view is so much better.

Still a work in progress, but the possibility of stories that make people in distance places feel something…feel anything, is bigger than the fear of failing.

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”- Christopher Reeve
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A Mother of a rapidly growing boy, writing to cope with the many masks thrust in my person every single day.

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