About Me

Hello and welcome to my pocket of the internet, my name is Erin and this is my blog.
I started blogging in 2009 when I was 15 as something to do and I enjoyed writing, I had no idea that all these years later I would still be blogging!

I am a committed Christian and I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for God and his strength. 
I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when I was 3 and then when I was 12 I was diagnosed with anxiety. Neither of these things have made my life easy but I have persevered through and come out the other side so much stronger.

I have just finished studying Community Services at TAFE and I now have a diploma and a Cert 4 in that area. I really enjoyed studying and it was bittersweet for that chapter of my life to be over. I am now trying to find a job in the sector and praying that something will come up soon.
I am passionate about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness because of this I volunteer as a Youth Ambassador and forum moderator for the organisation ReachOut

When I am not on the internet you can find me baking, reading a good book, watching an entertaining tv show (it varies), crafting, shopping, spending time with my family or chilling with my cat - Paprika (or Rikki).

A few fun facts about me:
  • I'm super clumsy and I joke that I am a safety hazard!
  • I broke my ankle last year falling down 3 stairs and had no idea it was broken for 3 weeks. This resulted in 12 weeks in a moonboot and it's only now just coming good over a year later.
  • I once gave up my laptop for a whole month to raise money for ReachOut.
  • I love wearing lipstick and love to play around with fun colours.
  • I've been on TV twice - once to speak up about spying on in the workplace and another time to share my experiences with cyber bullying for a media release for ReachOut.
  • I'm a morning person.
  • I have a sweet tooth and I rarely go a day without eating chocolate. 
  • I don't drink hot drinks and if I do I drink hot water which is on super rare occasions.
  • Gift giving is my love language and I love finding the perfect gift for friends and family members. 

I hope you enjoy my blog and please follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 


Anna said...

I love your blog Erin! You are such a good writer and I really enjoy reading what is going on in your life and what's important for you. Keep it up! X

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin, I have been reading your blog, I’m not really sure where I found it and why it came up but I check it every couple of months. I’m working in community services too and studied similar to what you have. What you write about really interests me and I can definitely relate to some of it. Would be keen to get in touch.

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin,

Your pages are so inspiring! I can definitely relate to the anxiety and job searching page!! My cat is no help as he walks over my keyboard and sits in front of the screen :O)
I'll look for you on Instagram!