Hi, welcome to my blog!
I went ages without having a proper ‘about me’ page as I always hate writing this kind of thing, but finally here we are… Hope you like it! lol
My name is Sharon Howard; I am a 30 something widowed mother of two teenagers. I live in Redditch, England, just me and my kids.
I have been writing since I was about 8 years old, not so much ‘stories’ more what you will find in this blog, personal pieces, opinion pieces and essay style writing, with the rare, occasional story or poem thrown in. As well as writing I love to read, I enjoy arts and crafts, music is very important to me and I like to sing, dance and travel – when the opportunities arise (and when I am physically and mentally capable). I am a Sagittarian Dragon, for those interested in the zodiac
I am an over-educated, underachieving, jack of all trades. Having a 2.1 BSc Hons and soon to complete a BA too. On top of that I am a qualified chef and have studied an eclectic mix of subjects which (if you are so inclined) you can see the full list on my CV/Resume here.
I was a full-time care for my husband until his death in 2009, he had a Brain Tumour (Oligodendroglioma) and my children – My son has Aspergers, ADHD and Dyspraxia (having finally outgrown his Epilepsy) and My daughter was born with a complex congenital Heart Condition (TGA, VSD, co-arctation of the aorta, excess tissue on the sub-pulmonary valve, leaky valves and narrow arteries – if you want to know what any of this means, just ask!). I have my own health concerns too…
Being a full-time carer restricted my ability to gain paid work for much of my life, however when I wasn’t doing paid work I maintained links with the outside world through volunteering and charity work as well as my studies. As such I have experience of working in and for charitable organisations, schools, charity shops, and in paid work; Forensic Science, IT, Business Admin and the NHS (laboratory work and patient care).
I am currently looking for work as I left my most recent job, in the NHS, due to stigma and discrimination around my mental health. That is the other major thing about me – I have Borderline Personality Disorder which you can read more about here.
I think that is more than enough to get you started. If you want to know any more about me just ask or read my blogs – they reveal so much!
Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoy the rest of my site. Feel free to leave a comment I always love getting your feedback!