I haven’t always been a writer.
Before I chose to become self-employed and made it my mission to discover a way of life that was right for me and my family, I was a Nurse.
Working both in the NHS and serving in the Royal Navy for a while. I specialised in Occupational Health and spent the last few years of my career helping to support and rehabilitate people back to work following a prolonged absence due to illness.
In my 20’s and 30’s working as a Nurse, it never occurred to me that I would look to pursue a different career later in life, let alone set up my own business. I thought nursing would be my life, and that I would be in the profession until I retired.
Although the worlds of being a nurse and that of a writer on the surface seem poles apart, the skills I learnt and acquired along the way now serve me well in my business.
Spending time listening intently, building trust and meaningful working relationships, and offering a dedicated and quality service, are all skills and values I bring to the table working in my business.
You could say I’m somewhat of accidental entrepreneur. Re-connecting with creative writing only came about through journaling, something I was encouraged to do when I started working with a coach.
I first came up with the name “Being Truly Me” for my blog. It seemed to accurately describe a pivotal time in my life. A time when I stopped to re-evaluate things and go in search of what it was that would truly light me up!
Writing was most definitely one of those things and has now become a part of every-day life for me.
Creative writing is now my work. I love helping other small business owners to share their stories and be truly them on the page. As well as share my own words in a way that I hope brings a little joy and light into the world.