From a very young age, I wanted to be a game developer. However, when my mother told me I had to be good at maths to achieve this dream, it quickly went out the window, and I turned my attentions to writing.
At around 14 years old, I was on the judging panel for the Birmingham Young Poet Laureate where I developed a critical eye for writing. By the age of 18, I was writing gaming reviews for various websites, and fulfilling my passions for writing, gaming, and telling other people what to think. I thought this was what I wanted to do with my life, but after 3 years studying Journalism on a degree that can only be described with asterisks, hashes and skull & crossbones, I went off the idea.
So followed a period in my life with very little direction. I explored my passions for music & writing in more depth, but was frustrated with my lack of… well, talent. I sunk into a rut that consisted of lying in bed, eating chicken, going to the gym and going back to bed again. I was probably the healthiest depressed person on earth.
After playing around with video cameras in my Broadcast Journalism module, I remembered how much I adored making short films and, one thing leading to another, I now run my own company shooting music videos, short films etc and have a 2:1 in Journalism, for better or worse.
I also have a fiancé who was remained nearly the only constant thing in my life and whom I love. I also love the work of Nick Cave, and have been described as “being able to pull off a mustache without looking like a [creep]”.