I find it really difficult when people ask “What do you do for a living?” because, well, it’s just not that straight forward. Music is my main thing, but I haven’t quite managed to make much of a living out of that yet, so technically I can’t really say I’m a professional musician! But that’s the long term goal anyway. Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed being a part of my local community in all sorts of ways, which have ranged from running a singing for fun group and performing to the elderly, to helping run a breastfeeding support group and volunteering at school and church. But lately I’ve decided to concentrate on performing and writing, and so this is a new and exciting season for me.
I love music, play the violin, piano, guitar (sort of) and I dabble a little on mandolin. I also sing and write songs. I’m that annoying type of person who comes up with loads of creative ideas, who also likes to buck the trend and think outside the box. You know, the type that really does your head in because for all my ideas, I can’t actually put many of them into practice. (That’s what delegation is for, he he!). I’m not at all blessed with skills of logic, common sense or other such useful things that get people through life safely, but I guess I can’t have everything.
I’m what my mum calls an “introverted extrovert”. I love being with people, helping people and chatting with friends in small numbers at a time over a nice cup of tea. But I also love being alone, and need that time to be refreshed. I love peace and quiet, however as a mum to two boys, aged 11 and 8, that’s something I’ve had to compromise on a little!
I’ve been a Christian since I was 24, just before I got married 13 years ago. In fact, looking for a church who would host a Narnia-themed wedding was the beginning of my journey towards becoming a Christian. (I married a fellow creative, bucking-the-trend type, but as luck would have it, he is also blessed with a practical, logical side). Life since then has been a road of eye-opening discovery and rocky adventure, and God has never, ever let me down.