This is me, Amy.
I truly believe that ‘Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.’ (Thanks Mr George Bernard Shaw for that one).
At the moment I am creating my life in Brisbane, Australia. After studying and working in health for seven years I have taken the plunge and gone back to university to study writing, editing and publishing.
My vision is to take the body of knowledge I have from my background in health, my innate sense curiosity for the world, and my enjoyment of learning, to bring knowledge, information, and entertainment to people through the written word.
I consider cooking for others to be one of the greatest expressions of love. Some recipes can touch your heart in ways that even the sweetest love note cannot. My own favourite flavours tend to focus on the sweet, and my savoury side is wholefood vegetarian.
Life is all about balance, so while I love chocolate (don’t even try to drag my 75% away from me) and cheese (oh, cheese), I also love to move. I discovered a passion for running a few years ago and have since completed a few 5ks and 10ks and a half marathon. My natural high is definitely the feeling at the end of a long run when I am dripping sweat (cue: massive smile).
I am by nature a homebody, and by heart a gypsy. I consider my passport and suitcase one of the best investments I have ever made. Most of my travels have taken me to the USA, but I have also seen some of my own wonderful country, and Italy (which I hope to return to someday soon). When I am not out in the world, I am happy to be in my own little world with a good book (or blog) and a cup of tea.
I live with my parents, my sister and her husband, and our cat (Toby a.k.a. Toblerone – like the chocolate) and our tri-pawed malamute Molly (a.k.a. the snuggle machine).
In the nature of full disclosure I must also state that I love: country and western music, singing whenever I can, going to the ballet and theatre, dancing in the rain, getting dirty in my garden, 1000 thread –count cotton sheets, full sentences and proper grammar in text messages, fresh flowers, salted peanuts, watching the sunrise, walking on the beach, and pistachio gelato.