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Blog every day in May – The story of my life

1 May 2013 by superlative

A few people I know are trying to do the ‘Blog every day in May’ challenge set by the Story of My Life blog, so I thought I’d join in. It’s only challenges like this that seem to get me blogging with any regularity, and as it includes a set of suggested topics for each day I’m hoping it won’t be too difficult to know what to write. The hardest part is going to be keeping up I think – especially as my Mum is coming to visit for three days this month, and then I’m in Spain from the 26th. I’ll just have to try to do a few posts in advance I think!

Today’s topic is: ‘The story of your life in 250 words or less’. So here we go…

I grew up in East London, and it never really suited me. It was a bit rough and I didn’t feel I really fitted in. Going to a Catholic boys school was sometimes hard, not least because I found out later I actually find it much easier to talk to girls than boys. I met Chris, my boyfriend, then partner, then husband, my life, while I was at college aged 17, and that’s when the fun part of my existence really began. Everything changed from that point. I’ve done so many things, laughed so much, found out so much about myself and who I want to be. I feel very lucky to have him and he’s made me a better person. We went to the University of Sussex together, and it was great. I studied French and Italian, and spent a year on my own living in Geneva. It was a wonderful experience, but it made me value my life back home even more and I was glad to come back. After university we stayed in Brighton and I apparently became a web developer. It turns out I’m quite good at it, and I enjoy it, but I’ve always felt I could have done more in my working life. Work has never been my priority. Chris and I got married in 2008 and bought our first home together in 2011. Today I live a happy, supported, cosy, fun little life of simple pleasures, drinking cocktails, dancing, and pulling stupid faces.

Other posts on this topic by my friends:
Nic | James | Lee | Chris | Matt

I’ve really enjoyed reading these. It’s amazing what you can learn in 250 words, and what people pick out from their 20-30 years on the planet so far.

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