Where do I start?
Writing everything down into diaries & pieces of paper (& hiding it in random drawers all over the house) just doesn't cut it anymore.
They say, "You gotta write!" They always said that. I wrote letters that made people cry. Not that I wanna make YOU cry! FAR from it actually ...
I don't wanna bore you to tears either by talking about myself, so I added my (life) lessons/takeaways/nuggets underneath each fact (in brackets). ;)
Because if we wanna connect & work together, you'd like to see if we'd be a good match. Which means, you probably came here because you wanna know just a little more about me ... so, you know what you're getting yourself into ...
Hardworking, committed (if not obsessed) to the task at hand, I-do-what-I-say-I-do-approach, direct, deadly honest, dry sense of humour (LOVE the Irish sense of humour - kinda miss it actually ...).
So, let's start with what you clicked for ...
10 things you may not know about me
#1: As a child in East Germany, Christmas was the most exciting time. It meant, we could buy Oranges & Bananas. ONE bag per family. Once a year! So, what did we do? Send each member of the family to the shop. (GASP!)
#2: When I was 10, my mum died and I basically moved into the local library where I was exposed to countless books. Literally. And a typewriter(!). My aunty (aka foster mum) was a librarian. So, my lifelong LOVE for words comes with no surprise. Books helped me escape ...
#3: Once I was a contestant in an Irish reality TV show called "The Dinner Party". Two years later I got a job at the same TV station that had broadcast that show. Never told ANYONE, not even my boss. Too (hide-me-under-the-table) embarrassing!
Lesson learned: There's no such thing as making mistakes, because it always brings you on the path you're supposed to be on. TWEET THAT)
#4: One day I want to see Hollywood. The REAL one. In America. I found myself at the Irish version of Hollywood. Maybe I wasn't clear enough to the Universe.
Lesson learned: Always be clear & specific when asking for something. ;)
#5: Once upon a time I was a biker chick. My uncle owned the local biker shop, so I guess, that made me the IN-girl.
Lesson learned: The most important are the genuine ones. TWEET THAT
#6: The proudest I've ever been was when I finished my studies of Journalism & Media Communications while working for the Irish TV broadcaster who made this possible.
Lesson learned: "Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says 'I'M POSSIBLE'." Audrey Hepburn." TWEET THAT
#7: I read the entire Harry Potter series 7 times. I admire J. K. Rowling for her determination, believe in her idea, & just going for her dream. Inspiring!
Lesson learned: If you THINK it & BELIEVE you can DO it. You really can!"
#9: Out of necessity, desperation & a crashed website on the single most important day of my husband's website launch (400 fliers where sent out), I had to teach myself to create a website. Over night. Literally! But that's another story.
Lesson learned: ANYTHING is possible when you're under pressure AND the BEST lessons are learned from the deep end of a no win situation. TWEET THAT
#10: Recently I discovered Yoga & mindfulness for myself. Now I can legitimately wear my Yoga pants all day long, every day ... bliss!
Food for thought: "Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be." - Sonia Ricotti TWEET THAT)
BONUS FACT: My all time favourite (goosebumps & tears) song has to be Baz Luhrmann's sun screen song. A reminder of so many things & more.
And remember, "Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum." - Mary Schmich, American Journalise TWEET THAT
Aaand that's a wrap!
I told you all this so you can see what I'm like & where I came from. And I hope we get to know each other more & more as time goes by.
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