Describing yourself always seems a little unnerving. It’s easy to discuss others in regard to their character or habits, but it is not too often you reflect on yourself, at least not personally. I feel I have many interests to share, too many to cover in one go, but at the core of who I am is a very social and easy-going individual. I have the best family and a handful of truly great friends around me too. I always click well with and enjoy meeting new people, and I am a very good listener/observer.
I thrive on exercise and undertaking physical challenges like it is medication (although I do have my lulls at times), having been involved in multiple sports since around seven. Since my mid-teens I have always wanted to represent my country in sport and compete at the Olympic Games. Even entering a ‘last-ditched’ attempt at Skeleton in 2014 [aged 25]. I often feel like I missed a number of opportunities to compete in high performance sport but I still seek that buzz, and being involved in it now means I can retain that desire somewhat through my profession, which is nice. My physical pursuits have more recently seen me cycle in the Himalayas, raising over £10,000 for a local school in India, and that was such a fantastic experience for so many reasons. It’s certainly given me a thirst for more adventures.
I am fascinated by culture and I’m always excited by travelling to and exploring new places – sitting pretty at twenty six countries across four continents, which I think is pretty good considering I have never “been travelling”. I have a huge love for food and although I could be better with my cooking, I go through good spells of making new dishes. Food when eating out though, that is a favourite past time, particularly if it involves pizza, or meat, especially burgers. I often keep lists of burger restaurants to go to in London, with Five Guys and Honest Burger currently at the top of my personal ranking list.
I like to read and write when I find the time, and you can probably learn a little more about my exploits and interests through my blog posts. I am also a fan of documentaries and a good Netflix binge! For a summary though that’s me, in a brief 410 words.