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 iMac, 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.