My Twin sister and I were born in England in 1988 and grew up in a bustling Essex town, near London. A while after leaving school I moved away from ‘the concrete jungle’ to live in the North Devon countryside. I had already become a mother to my oldest son Jacquin but later on had my two younger sons Kaiden and Lucas. We live in a lovely coastal village in North Devon along with my partner Martyn and our cockapoo, Torvi (my daughter).
I started a career in care and things were great for a while. This was alongside my hobby and passion for writing. I have been writing for around 4 years now. Creating content for blog articles and writing my own Novel.
Something went wrong… I could not continue my career in care and support the wonderful people that I grew to love and care for. My body wouldn’t cooperate. My brain wouldn’t cooperate.
After a few visits to the doctor and lots of tests. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Once I received my diagnosis I was relieved that I wasn’t dying like I had thought. I’m serious, there were times I had been laid up in bed in agony and extreme fatigue thinking I was going to die. There was a hint of relief for having answers but I also I felt like someone had told me that my life was over. There was no light at the end of the tunnel. What was I going to do now?
I laid in bed one evening (I am in bed a lot!) trying to think of how I can move forward with this. Should I find a hobby that takes minimal effort? Should I push myself and act like nothing is wrong? (Impossible) I was considering all of my interests and hobbies alongside my new diagnoses. What would allow me to live my life, within my bodies limitations?
The Spero Edit. Why that name? Spero translates to HOPE.
I love to plan and organise my life. It makes living with a chronic illness just a little bit easier. It supports my mind and my body! A lot of having M.E (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or Fibromyalgia is learning to pace yourself. I’m sure it’s like that for many other Chronic illnesses too. But, I needed to create resources for myself to guide me through daily processes and help me get through the dreaded brain fog.
I am passionate about many things, gardening, growing our own food! Writing as I have already stated. I am currently (and slowly) writing a novel. Green living, I am on a journey to living as sustainably as possible. I try to reuse and repurpose things as much as possible. Cutting our plastic consumption, and doing our bit to save the planet is high on the list of priorities too. I will hopefully be getting involved in community efforts, fundraisers and challenges (body permitting) that I feel are aligned with the values of The Spero Edit.
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