Well hello! You’ve arrived at my ‘About Me’ page. They say it’s the most important page on my blog because it’s the one people visit to find out if I’m worth visiting again.
Soooo…umm….no pressure then? None at all! *cough*
They also say that it’s not actually about me at all. It’s about you. Yes you. It’s all about whether what you read here in the next 30 seconds pushes your buttons or not. Yes, the next 30 seconds will make or break our relationship. It’s a bit like the movie ‘Sliding Doors’. Did you ever see that? In the next 30 seconds we could spark the beginning of something beautiful OR you could click away and we will never cross paths again.
Can you feel the gravity of this moment? It’s huge isn’t it?
So, *putting my best foot forward* my name is Shauna. How do you do? I like to laugh and share stories. I’ve learned that you can always see the funny side of things if you’re open to it. A trip to the supermarket for example is not unlike a day at the races. And spending time in the company of good friends that ‘get you’ is the ultimate therapy, be it shopping, a weekend away or a party in the sticks.
I sometimes write about the highs and lows of parenting. I share recipes and reminisce a lot about my childhood, an Aussie kid growing up in country NSW in the 70s and 80s. Sometimes I can be a little bit random and write about whatever is on my mind, like my wonky fingers, lumpy feet, coffee addiction, hoarding, waking up in the morning (not my best hour) and other ‘notable’ defining characteristics of mine.
Like most people, some days I’m not on-song. Some days I feel pretty crap actually. So I’ll write about that too.
Peppered throughout most of my stories are anecdotes about my life as an Early Childhood Educator running an approved childcare service in my home. Eight years ago I left my career of 17 years in environmental policy and education in agriculture to do it. It remains one of the gutsiest decisions I’ve ever made. But it was the right one for me, thankfully. I wrote about it here in what has been one of my most popular posts.
As for the name Shauna ‘Round the Corner, that’s what my little friends call me. Even the ones that have grown and moved on still call me Shauna ‘Round the Corner years later when they see me in the street. It warms my heart. So when I started this blog two years ago it seemed like a good fit. At the time I had in mind that I would blog about all things day care related. But it has evolved into something altogether different. Now it’s just me sharing what’s on my mind pretty much. And I love it.
I am married to a good man. His name is Dean and we’ve been together for 25 years. We have two gorgeous kids, my son LD who is 10 and my daughter H aged 7. We moved last year into a new house we built on a 4.5 acre property in North West NSW. We live here with our two puppies Digger and Dusty and are surrounded by many friends and family living close by. We, like most families, have our ups and downs. Some days are diamonds. Some days are hard. But for the most part, it’s a good life.
That’s about it about me. And you’re still here? You little rip snorter! Does that mean you’ll come back?
That would be awesome if you do! Because connecting with like -minded people is one of the greatest things about this blogging gig. I mean, first and foremost I write because I enjoy it. But by jove it would be nice to know that I’m not talking to the crickets. So make sure that you make yourself known to me! Don’t be shy. I would love to hear from you.
In fact, it would make my day.
Cheers big ears.