About Me

Having grown up traveling around England as a child, and around Europe in my teens and twenties, by my thirties I needed a bigger travel challenge. This arrived in the form of relocating to Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida, where culture shock provided plenty of challenges.

That was followed by a gentler move to Princeton, NJ, where I fell in love again with choral music, and was made aware that without a Nobel Prize to my name I was woefully under-educated. This deficit was partially rectified by my next decision, which was to attend the University of Pennsylvania to get my Masters degree.

Going to Penn was a life-changing experience for me, and in it uncovered both my passion for design and a love of writing. To make the most of what I learned, since graduating I have built a graphic and web design business and written a book.

When not seated in front of my MacBook Pro, I am an NPR listening, coffee drinking, New York Times crossword-aholic, who is always on the look out for the next chance to travel. Since one passport just isn’t enough, I finally confronted my fear of the US Naturalization test in 2011, passed it, and became a US citizen in 2012.

The book I wrote is called, Midlife Rediscovery, and it chronicled my arrival into middle age, well before I was ready to admit I was middle aged. Now I am developing ideas from that book, including planning art retreat tours to England, helping other women create books and sites from their collected knowledge, and helping people de-stress as they uncover their creativity. In doing this I am once again on the move; and in directions that will provide me with new adventures to share!

Gillian

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