“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment.
I told them they didn’t understand life.”
— John Lennon
I’m a 24 year old model, photographer, makeup artist and clothing designer living in Norwich. I was born in Bristol and spent the first 8 years of my life in Weston-Super-Mare. My family then moved to Cambridge, where I stayed for about 10 years. After that, I left home and have been moving all around Suffolk and Cambridgeshire! I’m currently residing in Norwich, where I’ll be for the next three years (at least), as I am studying at university.
I’m the sort of girl that likes to take life as it comes and do what I can with what I’m given. After all, you can’t keep wishing you have things you don’t have. The only way to get anywhere in life is by working your arse off and claiming it your own! I’m not too keen on people that complain; everyone has ups and downs in their lives, but it’s all about how you deal with those things. I’ve learned from the good and the bad in my life, and I use it to become a better person and to have a better future.
At age 13, I started making my own websites. It was just a hobby for me, though I could have taken it to a higher level and made money from it. That never appealed to me, however. 11 years later, it’s still a hobby of mine, though I rarely have time to do it any more – especially since WordPress came along to meet all of my needs. It also taught me a lot about online networking and promotion.
I finished sixth form college with 3 A-Levels and 2 AS-Levels; psychology, maths, biology, chemistry and history. I then started a degree in biomedical science, but decided that university really wasn’t for me at that time; I felt like I didn’t have control of my life and didn’t want to get locked into a specific career! So, I left and took some time to think about where I wanted to take my life, which I’m still doing! Whilst I am back at university, I don’t feel I want a career in the subject I chose (philosophy). This is mainly because I like to learn things and don’t really want to become a slave to the system. Maybe that’s wishful thinking, but I think I can pull it off and there’s no harm in trying.
In December 2010, not long after starting modelling, I started to design clothing. This, along with modelling and photography. I started photography in mid-2012 and really enjoy it when I have the free time.
I’d like to end this with something definitive and positive, but I don’t really know what to say. I do often wake up and feel like I’m living a dream. It seems like things are finally coming together for me. I won’t let it be any other way; I’m going to do everything in my power to find happiness and fulfilment. Peace and love to you all. ♥