I am now in my 50s and whether I wanted to or not, I’ve experienced one heck of a lot so far in my life! What is it that Ronan Keating sang about life being a roller coaster…...?!
I love meeting people from all walks of life and have a restless curiosity which is not the same as being nosey!
I love writing and finding out about someone’s life story and what makes them who they are and the impact they have on others or who has influenced them.
I love celebrating because it is our memories that sustain us and should be treasured whilst we are making them.
I love making people laugh!
Added to which, I’ve been married since 1998, a mum to my two sons and my dog, progressed a varied career, cared for my family, dealt with serious illnesses both of others and my own, experienced loss and grief, treasured time with family and friends, and completed a few charity bike rides; I’ve packed plenty in so far and plan to continue to do so as I grow older!
Put all that together and I realised that it was a celebrant’s life for me because my experiences in life have given me a much deeper knowledge, understanding and empathy towards people and situations.
When I asked people who know me well to describe me, they came back with; welcoming, patient, funny, creative, dedicated, empathetic and an amazing listener.
Getting to know someone takes time, so I thought I may share some mantras with you which resonate strongly with me and can give you an idea of what is important to me:
Treasure your memories while you are making them
One day you will be just a memory to someone, do your best to be a good one
Judging others says more about you than it does about them
Comparison is the thief of joy
Dress for the kind of day you want to have!
Laughter is sunshine; it chases winter from the human face :-)
Being able to meet people and work with them during life’s key moments is a privilege in my book and one which demands great care and commitment.
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