This is going to sound cheesy – I’m sorry – but I’m going to write about all the things that inspire me in my daily life – the books I read, the conversations I have, the things I see, the places I go….
I sincerely hope that this might inspire a few other people too but if not, I’ll have fun writing it anyway!
A bit about me
I’ve worked in TV for the last 12 years, mostly at the BBC. I’ve written a couple of books, one of which you can still buy from Amazon (though only secondhand). I’m also a qualified primary school teacher – I did that till I was about 28 but I’ve done bits of supply teaching on and off since then.
In 2010, I’ve had what I’ve grandly called a “grown-up gap year”. Perhaps it was my version of a mid-life crisis – I had turned 40 in 2009. I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s fabulous book Eat Pray Love and decided that I wanted to have a year off doing something different too. I didn’t do anything as grand as jetting off to India or Italy for months on end (though I did, like Elizabeth, go to Ubud in Bali!) but I did quit my job at the BBC and I’ve spent the year travelling, writing and contemplating how I want to spend the next 40 years of my life.
A note about any money generated by this blog
I’m not expecting that this blog will generate thousands or anything like that, but all of the links to books on Amazon are affiliated links, so if you click on a book and subsequently buy it, I’ll get a small amount of commission from Amazon. 100% of any money made from this will go to a good cause – that’s likely to be one of the charities I’m supporting at the moment: The Connection at St Martin’s, Plan International, Oxfam, Centrepoint, the Amani Children’s Home or Amnesty. For more information, please see my other blog – Help 100.