Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 53 year old, young at heart, individual, a grandmother, mother, wife, and daughter, going through a mid life crisis. For over 20 years I have been dedicated to my family, at times feeling trapped, with little time for myself. My family has now moved on and to compensate I have thrown myself into my work, but still with little time for myself.
What's your story about?
How a simple gift from a friend and the words "free spirited" made me look at myself and what was going on around me. It is about my realisation as to who I am, not what I am. It is about an important turning point in my life.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
There must be thousands of people going through a similar mid life crisis and just by being given the opportunity to write this story it will help me and hopefully others to live our lives for ourselves rather than other people living our lives for us.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
I have learnt how to write a story rather than a report. One of my passions is photography, as it captures a moment in time. The workshop has enabled me to develop my skills and knowledge of the software in order that I can successfully share my photographs with others. Most importantly, it has given me the opportunity to get a better understanding of myself.