Hi there, thanks for dropping in. I’m Fran. In my spare time I cogitate, I study, and I write.
I don’t have as much spare time as I’d like, though, as I’m a mum to a full on pre-schooler. I’m married to an awesome guy who works in the fashion industry (because that sounds way fancier than saying he works in retail at a clothing store). We live in Christchurch, NZ – that place quakes half destroyed throughout 2010-’12.
These days I’m getting back to basics; those things I’ve spent most of my adult life ignoring because my childhood scarred my perception of them: housework, cooking, gardening, and talking about the reality of the world around me.
Not that the last one of those is basic. Things are big and scary and crazy out there. I never dared to look at reality, life it was hard enough without looking. But now I have strategies that actually work to keep me from getting overwhelmed and depressed by it all. I realised, finally, that things need looking at, thinking about, and talking/writing about.
And so, welcome to my blog. Let’s discuss stuff.