about me

I was born in Solihull, England on 19 March 1975 to David and Angela Fairclough.  Since that very special day when I was given the gift of life as I now know it, I’ve been on an experiential roller coaster in many ways.  The result of these ups and downs have made me into the person I am today and the person who is writing these words for you right now.  For that I am very grateful.

Without these experiences, these events, these traumas, I wouldn’t be able to help others through their own ordeals, through their own misery, and I wouldn’t be able to learn and grow as I have.  Just because you’ve had a textbook difficult life, doesn’t mean it will always be that way, and maybe more importantly, it doesn’t mean you have to become a slave to it either. 

Be in control of your life; don’t let your life be in control of you.

So why write the blog?  Well I wanted people to know that I’m also a human being who has good and bad days, and I didn’t want to cap my own thoughts when I was talking to you, something I used to be guilty of in the past.  In fact I used to so guarded with my innermost self that people would say things like “it’s alright for you” or “you’re so lucky” and it started me thinking.  

I speak to so many people who believe that it’s because of the trauma they’ve had in their life that their life is shit.  For me I would say that it’s because of the trauma I’ve had in my life that my life is so good.  When I say good, please don’t get me wrong that everyday is a fairytale for me, far from it, yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I used to consider myself a lucky optimist and that served me well for about 30 years until the bottom fell out of my world and I lost everything, including my mind for a while.  Now I consider myself to be an optimistic realist, the difference is life changing, and here in my blog ,you will find my journey.


5 Responses to “about me”

  1. Hi Emma, I find ur blog fantastic, your writing brilliant very senstive and can touch anyone in bept. So let me tell u that even if u have just start ur book i predect that it’s going to be a plus in this feild. good luck. Nabil

    • Thanks for your support Nabil, I look forward to the day when I can say my book is now finished so happy reading!

  2. very touching and inspiring emma.. can relate, and am sure anyone who reads it will also take stock and hopefully address where they were, where they are and where they want to be

    • Hi Ian, thanks for your comment, it’s great that you connected with my story. I always say Life is a journey and it’s not necessarily the destination that’s important more that you enjoy the ride…I hope that you’re enjoying your own ride 🙂

  3. Hi Emma I found your blog by coincidence and I fall in love with it and you, for me… I come to right place at the right time

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