I’m a vegan runner with some eccentricities (according to my friends), an English teacher at a secondary school and a mother of three grown up children. I’ve struggled a bit with depression and anxiety, have a slight food obsession, am self-critical and perfectionistic and often find myself looking for peace of mind. I do find it. In walks, runs, meditation, friends, laughter and music. I escaped an overly religious upbringing and am still consciously working out who I am. My 33 year old self left the Plymouth brethren and, since then, a marriage. I’ve spent much of my adult life shedding stuff that I don’t want or need and that I felt was foisted upon me by the expectations of others (that became my own). And now I’m free of stuff that I don’t want, I’m learning to fill my life with things that I do want. A truly loving and equal partner, who is helping me to let go and trust. A healthy diet, for longevity and vitality. A satisfying work-life balance, instead of unreasonable expectations of myself. And now, a blog, which I’m very excited about!