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About me

So just a little bit more about my background and who I am!

I’m from Ireland, but living in England since 2018 with my hubbie and our two little ladies.

Corporate world:

I’ve over 10 years experience in a senior position in the corporate world (mortgages) and mentored and trained many staff throughout this time. I took redundancy in 2013 and returned to college to study a degree. I completed my finals when my first born was 13 months (was full on but I managed it)

Community Outreach

I’ve worked in Community Outreach for a charity, in an area to combat social isolation; helping individuals to move forward within the community and building on that confidence in a supportive, calm and encouraging environment, through coffee mornings/workshops and project work. I trained volunteers for the befriending services the outreach programme offered

Love of writing/poetry as a creative outlet

I enjoy writing, and have written articles for wellbeing, self-care and parenting magazines; sharing my own tips and experiences on confidence and stress. I’m a published poet. And, as you will notice throughout my blog, I’m a lover of writing poetry as a creative outlet. The benefits to your mental wellbeing from putting pen to paper when you let those creative juices take over. Try it out, you’d be surprised at how cathartic it is!

Travelling and my adventurous side!

I was big into backpacking in the early 2000’s and love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people (my closest friends were met through backpacking) I’ve travelled all over Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, America and South America. I loved getting that backpack out. The adventurous side in me was fond of the bungee jumping, sky diving and scuba diving too!

Volunteering/fundraising work

I’ve volunteered for Barnardo’s Children’s Charity in an area with high rates of crime and poverty in Dublin, Ireland. I’ve also raised funds for cancer charities close to my heart back in my serious running days. There is nothing like lacing up those trainers and going out for a good run!

Blast of fresh air

Who doesn’t love a good blast of fresh air to blow away those cobwebs? Soaking up the outdoors and absorbing the beauty of nature!! I love exploring the outdoors with my hubbie and our 2 little girls. It really is good for the soul and to let the girls run wild in all that open space and giggling their little hearts out ❤

Go out and explore

Enjoy the present moment

And being still

So there you go; that’s me in a nutshell, and I look forward to hearing more about you!

Have a great day 🙂

Believe in yourself and your capabilities, absorb the present moment. Living in the now.

Bernie x