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From a very young age (around 6-7 years old) I always kept a written journal/diary and up until about 10 years ago I had kept every single one of them. I don’t know why, really, but I suppose it was like looking back on a photo album of memories, good and bad!

As an only child, growing up was hard. Although the daughter of two working class parents, I wanted for very little. I did however experience a period of bullying in my secondary school which led to me being relocated to a different school when I was just 13yrs old. Following this I trusted few and kept myself to myself. I was a lonely teenager but found comfort spending time with my dogs and going horse riding.

I have started this blog as a personal journal of my experience transitioning from being a corporate employee to a self-employed qualified Saddler. It might prove interesting to others who also want to make a change in their lifestyle. It will keep my friends and family (who also live across waters) up-to-date with what’s going on in my life and hopefully I will gain new friends along the way as well as some self esteem.

If you want to find out more about me then I have written a little ‘about me’ post here.

Why a Saddler?

…Well, I always wanted to work with horses from a very young age but was swayed by parents to train in Business Administration and Customer Service so I would always be employable. As I got older, I had dreams of being my own boss and since my late teens I have dabbled in several business ventures on a part time basis. Some were marginally successful and some were a complete failure but I have learnt many lessons along the way which I hope will help make this venture more successful beyond my dreams. I have since completed a Business Management degree and feel I have the necessary foundations to have a good shot at it.

I welcome you all to read my blog. However, if you are a well versed blogger please bear with me as I am a total newbie at this, so I have an awful lot to learn. Constructive criticism is very welcome and a simple message saying ‘Hi’ would be good too.

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Look forward to hearing from you, speak soon Clair x