DREAMS ARE BREWING
If it wasn't for a former boss (who gave me my first coaching job in Leeds) I would never have had the faith in my abilities to apply for my dream job. Promoting myself after I finished Pole Vaulting was never my thing, it took me years to place it on my C.V. In fact it takes awhile for friends / acquaintances to find out what I used to do and to what level. For example, recently I'd offered some of my administration skills to a club I had joined, the member must have then researched me exclaiming later that "You're a bit of a dark horse"?! My dream job was a Sports Development Officer which landed me in Boston, Lincolnshire July 2006. It was thanks to this job and the banks of the North Forty Foot that my artistic side was reignited.
I moved away to Cumbria in 2011 to be with 'My Man', where a complete change in careers was the order of the day. Three years later I learnt the fine art of brewing beer and created my own beers for Eden Brewery, Penrith.
To read about my time in Boston, Lincolnshire and for stories about my subsequent years please keep an eye out for my first blog in some time.