As a child I changed what I wanted to be “when I grew up” more often than my socks. I wanted to be a presenter, a journalist, a business owner, I wanted to teach and inspire, to be a photographer and a graphic designer, I wanted to use spreadsheets and have a diary that needed managing. Despite what my general 9 – 5 entails, I’ve always wanted to do something creative and as a child I remember my parents telling people that little 5 year old me would never be happy in an office and would be far more creative than they could ever be. It’s strange how those conversations stuck in my mind and how true those quotes were. It genuinely boggles my mind that at the age of five my parents really did have me sussed.
Somehow I managed to find something to focus on that encompasses all of the things that baby Suzie wanted to be (with the exclusion of three year old me who told her Grandad that she wanted to be a bunny). Tomorrow I’ll be twenty three and at this point in time I have one real passion. I write this blog and I make YouTube videos. I get to present, write, photograph, design, model, run my own business, and even have the stupidly manic diary and ALL the spreadsheets (yep, dream come true with that one…)
When I discovered blogging back in 2011 I slowly started to realise that, despite the lack of job security, blogging involved everything I loved doing. This little online space challenges and inspires me every day. I’ve learnt how to use every minute of my day to be as productive as physically possible, can use software I never thought I would ever be able to understand, and have far more confidence than I did when I started.
I love my little space on the internet. Hello October has truly taken over my life over the past three years and I take you guys everywhere with me. Whether it’s to breakfast via Instagram or on dog walks and mini adventures through my vlogs. I document everything and then come home and tell you all about it. On a typical Saturday, I’ll wake up, shower and get ready to have breakfast with Josh. Whether we go out or stay in, it’s usually snapped for the blog as part of the Sunday Post. This is our quality time for the day up until Sunday evening. After breakfast, I’ll film a video and take photos to sit alongside various posts for that week. Then the editing starts, it can take anything from an hour to six depending on what goes down. If I didn’t love it I think this would be the part that would really take it’s toll, but every weekend I crack on whist the boy supplies me with tea (good lad).
Even when I’m still up writing, editing or planning at 1/2/3am I still love it. Creating beautiful content is my passion and I’m just so grateful that I have what feels like the biggest family in the world to share it with.
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