What's my story? An ordinary one.
I'm a pretty average person. I go about my business - working part time, raising a family. I face similar struggles to many - stretching the budget, finding enough hours in the day to get everything done, pondering the big and little questions in life (one scoop of ice cream, or the whole pint?).
I am an average person who is determined to make a difference.
I am an average slightly overweight, 42 year old mum of three who loves her family, friends and food.
I am also taking on the challenge of running my first marathon at Canberra, raising funds and much needed awareness to the work of Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue is an independent, not for profit organisation offering information, and support to those millions of Australians who at some stage in their lives struggle with depression and/or anxiety. You may think I am exaggerating with those figures, but unfortunately statistics do not lie: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety.
Please support me, an ordinary 42 year old woman, as I prepare to run an extraordinary 42km on behalf of Beyond Blue.
This will be beyond tough. It will be life changing. Change lives too by donating to Beyond Blue.