As I look back at who I was 5 years ago, my life has drastically changed. Somewhere in the whirlwind of life; it is difficult to recognise the person I was then to who I am now. In the past 5 years alone, I have become a wife and a mother—my priorities are completely different. Since becoming a mother I am far more aware of current events; I pay close attention to the news wondering how it will impact my son. I have watched more Peppa Pig episodes than I can count!
People I considered friends are now strangers. People who were once strangers are now close friends. Long gone are the days when I used to commute on the daily rat run to and from London working at a job that didn’t satisfy my creative needs. I am darn proud to say that I published my debut novel.
So, where would I like to be in 5 years’ time?
When I was little, I knew that I loved to write, but now that I have published a book, I know it is something that I don’t just want to do. I need to do it. I love doing it. For me, there is no better job in the world than letting my imagination run wild. So in 5 years’ time, I would love to have written several novels…bestsellers of course!
A Taste of Coastal Living
I love where I live now, but my husband and I have decided that we eventually want to live by the coast. We both love the sea, and I can’t think of a better place to hang out with my family and write. There is just something about the ocean that draws me in. I am at my creative best at the beach. I come away with a million ideas. (Check out my recent insta pics from my most recent day at the beach!)
There are so many places on my bucket list that I would love to travel to. Tahiti, Safari in Africa, Alaska, China, Ranch holiday in Texas, to name a few, and, Lapland (for the little one(s) of course! Travelling makes for great writing material. Just the other day during my visit to the beach with my family, I sat outside a convenience store with my dog and discovered two fantastic new characters for a novel that I am currently plotting. There are so many wonderful places around the world that I want to see. I especially love it when I find a hidden gem; a place that nobody has really heard of, a place that is not in your typical tourist area.
Nobody has a crystal ball—at least one that works. You don’t know what curveballs that life may through at you. But one thing is for sure I am going to try and make the best of it!