I’ve been blogging for so long, doing my thing day in day out, week in week out, that I only recently realised that many of you probably don’t know me that well.
I also realised that my About me page was way out of date. WAY out of date. WAAAY out of… you get the idea.
So I’ve updated it. And I thought I’d share the updated version here so you can get to know me too. An idea I had all by myself, and which is not at all
a complete rip-off of inspired by Kelly Exeter recently doing the same thing.
Not at all. Ahem. So without further ado, here it is!
Hi! I’m Emily. It’s lovely to meet you.
So who am I? Inhale… I’m a stay-at-home mum, wife, daughter, reluctant housewife, writer, editor, blogger, serial winner of 25-words-or-less competitions, former marketeer, recovering chocoholic, wordsmith, pianist and geek.
Exhale. Inhale. There you have it. That’s the short version.
I’m a neat freak who hates cleaning. A descriptive linguist who hates apostrophe abuse. A career woman who never dreamed she’d still be at home with her children six months two years four years after first giving birth. Who never dreamed she’d want to be.
A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
I married my high school sweetheart, and have a preschooler daughter and a toddler son.
I’m fun, funny (although you’ll be laughing at me, not with me) and prone to injuring myself. I never leave the house without my glasses, a notepad, a pen and a pair of crutches. Just in case.
Welcome to my home. As good as, anyway. emhawkerblog is the bloggy home where I tuck my thoughts in to bed.
This blog started life as You learn something new every day (YLSNED), and that’s exactly what it was about. Every day, I selected a lesson I’d learnt, wrote a post, and hit publish.
But as I discovered the world of blogging, and started to find my own voice after years of copywriting for corporates, I wanted to branch out. Sticking only to ‘lessons learnt’ suggested there had to be an answer at the end of each of my posts.
Sometimes, I just want to pose a question. Or, worse still, ramble incoherently.
When YLSNED reached two years of existence in August 2013, I changed my approach to it. I no longer wrote solely about the lessons I’ve learnt. I wrote about anything and everything that tickled my fancy. Mostly about family, wordy news, and the surprises that life throws your way.
And, occasionally, the lessons I was still learning every day.
Why the subsequent move to emhawkerblog? Because YLSNED kept evolving. It had evolved so much that the person I was when I started YLSNED wouldn’t have recognised it as mine.
I guess that means that I’ve evolved, too.
At emhawkerblog, you’ll find some regular features. You’ll find a children’s book review up every Friday. You’ll find a book review of the grown-up variety at the beginning of each month. You’ll also regularly find topical
news rants in the form of song rewrites, ideas for entertaining preschoolers, family anecdotes and snippets of the more interesting writing work I do.
Anything else? Probably. Most definitely. emhawkerblog is about whatever’s on my mind. Please join me and share what’s on yours, too!
Not enough? Want to know more about me? What would you like to know? Take your pick!
You can even read (a little bit) about my health issues, (and why I support causes like DonateLife Week, National Stroke Week and Kidney Health Australia).
And if you’re after something a big lighter, you can read about how accident-prone I am, why I quit chocolate (again), and why I participate in #everydaystyle even though I’m clearly #notafashionblogger (or indeed a fashion anything!).
Or you can read one of my top three all-time favourite posts:
Thanks for reading right through to the end! Enough about me. What about you? Describe yourself in five words.