Hello Friday 🙋🏻♀️🧡
I often hide behind the camera, so today I thought I’d come out of the shadows and show my face today
I’m Ellie and I am the eyes, mind, hands and feet of Surrey Art School
As you can see I’m no robot - I’ve got the face of someone who has lived a lot, loved a lot and cried plenty.
Perhaps a little weary and worn around the edges now, my 35 years of walking and talking this Earth are beginning to show in my creases.
I never, ever saw myself as a leader, didn’t think I had any talent, I’ve made jokes that probably weren’t funny and felt much less confident on the inside than I ever let show on the out.
I never thought I would run a business.
I wasn’t sure I’d live past 27 frankly, but here I am and I’m happy I made it.
I’ve moved more times than you can possibly imagine, won and lost, lost myself and yet always managed to find myself again.
I’m no better than you
No more talented
No less skilled
I’m kind, but with a twisted sort of sense of humour
But I really do care
I’m silly and a bit of a show off sometimes, but only to those I know best
I say more on the inside than I’d ever share out loud
And yet I talk like a radio at times
I’ve made mistakes, hurt others, done a few things far too stupid to tell
But I’m here now
And I’m proud to be
Running this ship has helped me open my heart
It’s helped me to accept my many flaws, forgive and love myself despite them
And it’s helped me see the best in others too
These last few years I’ve discovered parts of myself that I never knew existed
Done things I never dreamed possible
And lived to tell the tale
That’s the thing about life - you can’t just be in it for the winning - you need to take a risk, you need to fail, because failing, rising, falling and losing and all a part of learning
It’s about keeping on keeping on
And doing what you do
So that’s me in a very nutty shell 🙋🏻♀️
Now tell me something about you...
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