When I was 7 years old, I wanted to be the Chief Executive of the County Council. My mum used to work at the County Hall offices and she used to take me with her during the holidays. We’d have lunch in the huge canteen, and I imagined that one day I’d manage the whole county from there. Thankfully by the time I hit 23, I realised that it wouldn’t be much fun being responsible for the whole city.
I also wanted to be a teacher, a singer, an actress, a receptionist, a librarian…. yeah you get the idea… I wanted to do EVERYTHING!
One of my tutors at school once said my mind is like Zebedee, from the Magic Roundabout, it just doesn’t STOP. He was right, it doesn’t.
My mum took me to the local library every Saturday. As a teenager, I spent every Saturday in the City Library. During the week, you’d find me in the school library. YES TO LIBRARIES!
I bought only 4 books throughout my whole university degree course – I was always the first to borrow the course list from the library. I spent the money I saved on burger meals and extortionate London apartment rent.