Meet me personally
I'm one of those women that love to rush off to the city for a long weekend of bright lights for inspiration, and then return to the Suffolk coast for the smell of sea air, the essence of fresh beach walks and sandy feet perspective.
These walks have provided me with highly productive thinking time, to create storylines for my children's books, something which I hope never to take for granted.
It might be hard for some people to understand that I believe everything happens for a positive reason, even in the face of an experience which seems horrific at the time. Whilst in the thick of it, it's difficult to see what those reasons might be, especially when it involves tragedy. I can only speak from my own experience, having faced and overcome some totally unexpected life changes.
After I was hit by a car at 11 years old, I had to start my life all over again. I had to learn to read, write, play, brush my hair, and even cry. I had to remember my family again, re-learn what emotions are and how to use them.
Losing one's identity is something I believe we all go through at some point in our life. The question is how do we find it again? My path was interesting to say the least. It involved many crazy stories which some people have found hard to believe. One of the core aspects of finding my identity again stemmed from my Christian faith!
As a little girl, without any pressure from anyone around me, I gave my life to the Lord with a fullness of joy. After the crash, for various reasons I struggled to visualise a kind God, and so I replaced my path along Christianity with my own path where I hated myself and the Lord. At the time, I don't believe I have ever felt so empty, and could no longer see the purpose of life.
Years later in the most surprising of ways, I found my faith again in the darkest of places as I embarked upon the most exciting adventure imaginable! My story has continued to be exciting, and I am genuinely grateful that I now know who I am in Christ as well as in my calling.
My experiences have given me a heart for children, for justice and for love to be something that each of us demonstrates to everyone we meet. Whether you believe in God or not, I believe that our lives are extremely important and are treasured in God’s Kingdom.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)
We are made to dream big, and my experiences have made me realise just how important ‘dreaming BIG’ is and how many of my prayers have been answered.
This site has been created so that you can hear and see other aspects of my story outside of Silly Eric, which will hopefully encourage you never to give up, even when everything seems hopeless.
Also, I really must stress that whatever your experience with Christians, we are all humans just like everyone else, and we all make mistakes. I am not here to judge, I am just sharing my story and laying down the foundations of why I am here now. My heart burns with a passion to show love and encourage people on their own unique paths, whether it is through my children's books, motivational talks, songs or life experiences.
Wherever you find yourself, I hope my story inspires you to dream BIG and believe in your story!
Love & blessings X