About Me

I am Brave. I am Bruised. This is who I’m meant to Be. This is me…

Hello! Welcome to my blog where I share my journey of the last 7 years trying to complete our family. We have experienced a roller coaster journey; from trying to conceive our own child, through the painful process of IVF and concluding in our recent decision to become adoptive parents.

I truly believe in the value of positivity, it’s helped me survive this process. I know I’m not the only one who has been through this, or will go through this, but I feel I’m ready to share my story.

I want to share my journey with you, which feels both courageous and vulnerable at the same time. Why? Two reasons: firstly because I strongly believe that my experiences can support others, and secondly, in honour of my dad, who passed away in February 2020 without being able to see me with my baby.

I’m open and resilient and I bloody love red wine and mayonnaise (but not together!!) Oh, and I’m dyslexic, I suffer with IBS and I am gluten free!! I have two cats, Marilyn and Oscar, and a crazy dog called Edie. By day, I lead a team who support adults with learning disabilities, mental health, dementia and ageing needs.

This blog is a collection of the last 7 years of my life – diary extracts, reflections, videos and blogs. I share the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!