The Story of Me {Day 1}

Story Of My Life is hosting a fun May challenge, which I’ve been enjoying learning more about my blogging friends, and so thought, why not just join the party too. I’m going to try and make up the days I’ve missed so far.

Day 1: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)

I am the eldest child, and first generation Australian. My parents immigrated to Australia in the 1960’s (and are holidaying back in their homeland right now).

I went to Catholic school from kindergarten - right through high school. When I was old enough, I got my, weekend job. I worked at a hardware store and was the official paint mixer and key cutter (yes, prestigious doesn’t begin to describe it).

I began my full time working life in motor vehicles and finance. I enjoyed the job. I enjoyed the people. But then, after almost 10 years with the same company, it was time for a change. Telecommunications – and speaking to customers in Brazil and Europe. I was employed for my language skills.

Then, I met my husband to be.
A year later, we were married.
A year later, I had my first child.
A year later, I had my second child.

We decided that I would stay at home and be there to raise our children. A decision that I have loved (though admittedly, there were days that I would much have preferred to be at work, speaking to adults and having quiet interrupted lunch breaks).

My youngest started school this year and I do volunteer a lot of time at school. But around that I am now concentrating on my creative life. Working on more projects and writing more patterns for publication – with a new sewing studio, due to be ready later this year, the future is looking bright.

So, this is me, in a nutshell. A little glimpse into the life of a crafty, suburban mum.

* Slightly over my word-count, but hey, who’s counting, right?

Will you be joining the “Blog everyday in May – Challenge”?
What was your first job?
Do you speak another language?

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  1. I am joining - I am. I want to, but I think I am three days behind now!

    1. Yay! I thought I'd better actually do it now, before I get way behind :)

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  3. Dang - my comment disappeared. Never mind. Loving the idea of these post and so want to join in. I might just pick and choose the ones to do - because I'm just too busy to post daily. :)

  4. now i feel like i know you better Anorina,thankyou for sharing.xx

  5. Oh, wishing I could join in. I do love a good blog challenge! Unfortunately, time is not my friend at the moment.
    Love your story - and that everything happened a year after the other. Beautiful. x

  6. Eldest child of a 10-pound-pommie mum, Catholic school education, first job in supermarket(there for five years, mostly in delicatessen), met my husband in primary school (we attended the same one) and he also worked in same supermarket, started going steady in Year 12, married day after I finished Teachers' College, one child born a little over eight years later. Have worked in education and training as a teacher, facilitator and a one year stint in administration. Now retired; DD married 2009, first child a year and seventeen days later, second child sixteen months after that!
    I studied French for six years in high school, have done some Italian classes and some Japanese but I don't really speak another language.

  7. I love this idea! It's always fun to get to know friends a little better. I never would have picked you for your vocations! I would have guessed that you were working in a field that allowed you to be creative! Fi x


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