Suzy and I have romantic beginnings, meeting at a Valentine’s event for Young Professionals in Leicester and going on to celebrate our single life together on Valentine’s Day, seven years ago. We may have begun by talking business but that lasted all of ten minutes and we were soon onto cocktails, giggles and chitchat, something we repeated again and again over subsequent years.
Suzy is Godmother to my daughter. I picked her for this very important role because I wanted her to have influence over my daughter’s life in the same way she has over mine. I started to try to describe Suzy by using words like ‘confident’ and ‘self-assured’ but I don’t mean them in the way they would be received….without meaning to make this post about me, the best way to describe Suzy is by making it a little about me! I am quite insecure and the kind of person who questions myself endlessly, yet with Suzy I can be completely and unapologetically myself. In fact, she may giggle at my foibles but she encourages them too. I never worry about things I’ve said to Suzy because I know that she gets me. She encourages the hidden adventurous side of my personality and makes me feel as though anything is possible. This is what I want for my daughter – I want her to have the confidence to face the world being completely herself and to live life to the full, regardless of what it throws at you because that’s how Suzy does it. I am truly blessed to have her in my daughter’s life.
Suzy worked her way up to being a high-level auditor at a national accountancy firm, based in their Leicester office but decided that private practice wasn’t for her and took an opportunity to travel the world with the love of her life, Bobby. Since returning, she works as an Office Manager in Birmingham and keeps the boys she works with in line. She lives near Merry Hill but is looking to return to her homeland, Kingswinford. I tell you, it was a joy to find her wonderful accent in the middle of Leicester – she may not be Brummie but finding her was like finding a little bit of home for me.
Onto Bobby, truly, the love of her life. I have never met a couple who are more in love. Suzy met Bobby on MySpace (remember that??), and escaped off to meet him one night at FanClub in Leicester in 2007, after a few drinks with me. She turned up at my flat in the early hours to report that she had met the coolest guy and she has never looked back. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in August 2013 and I’ll never forget the sweetie cart they had at their reception. I was heavily pregnant and realllllllly enjoyed the sweets on offer! Like her attitude to life, Suzy’s approach to love is unabashed and she and Bobby are PDA Champions.
She is cool, funny, honest to a fault, a nerdy gamer and Singstar aficionado. She has been to more gigs than I could count, and is able to face mucky festival life with joy whilst she has a box of Badger’s Creek and leopard print wellies. If you’re on a night out, you want her to be there.
There is a serious side to Suzy too. She has been through more than she deserves yet she counts her blessings and lives life with positivity and faith in what’s to come. I am so proud of her and how she deals with life’s ups and downs.
Suzy’s online experience dates back to pre-MySpace and she knows everything there is to know about Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Together we will learn about blogging and all that comes with it and we will share our adventures with you. I think you’ll find you’ll enjoy learning about Suzy just as much as I have.