How did I start copywriting and proofreading?

As a child, I LOVED both reading and writing but felt somewhat discouraged when I wrote because I didn’t believe in myself or think it was any good.  I have suffered with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life because there never seemed a point to it.  My self-image was always pretty terrible and at some points I even hated myself and my life.

A friend knew I wrote poetry and encouraged me to enter some competitions and even though I got published, it made no difference.  I ended up with an admin job I didn’t like but thought that with my disabilities it was all I was capable of.

In 2008 I decided to leave my past and moved to Scotland.  Here I met my husband and we now have a wonderful son here and 6 other babies in heaven.  I always wanted to be a stay at home mother but now I want something more.  I did try art but it’s not my forte.

Finally I realised writing is my life and that I want to help others have a voice.  I want to give them freedom to express themselves in the way I never could.  What they want to say needs communicating  in THEIR voice so they can impact the world.

If you’re wondering what happened to my personal blogposts – they haven’t gone, they are on www.anikasheartandcrafts.com.

You are welcome to visit either site and find what you are looking for.  If you have any questions, please do send me a message.  It’s great you’re here.

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