See that girl there on the right? That’s the website ready version of me.
The everyday version of me is a lot less shiny, with Mum-bun at the ready and perhaps a swipe of BB cream, but sans mascara which I probably forgot to swipe on in the mad dash to get the kids out the door in the morning. You can find pictures of THAT version of me over on my Instagram feed.
But for now, I’ll introduce you to professional Sarah – see image right. I’m writer, Occupational Therapist, owner of Bloom Wellbeing, director of Women’s Health Occupational Therapy Australia.
I’m also mother of two and wife of one husband (one is more than enough for me – trust me).
Throughout my career, I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in a range of settings – and to be honest I never felt like I found my right “fit” as an OT. Until I had my children and realised that OTs should be all over this motherhood support business. Because Mums need support – but they’re not getting enough of it, from the right people, in the right timelines. It was after I had my first daughter that I started to think about the potential for me, as an OT, to work with mothers. It was after the birth of my second baby that I put this thought into practice.
Through my Adelaide based Occupational Therapy business, Bloom Wellbeing, I work with mothers, children and families. I believe supporting children and parents to navigate their development as individuals and families, both on a physical and emotional development level, is the most important work I can do as an Occupational Therapist.
I know, that all sounds so very, terribly serious. So here’s a few other things I believe:
- Our generation of mothers will change the world – we have the will, the spirit, the intelligence – and for the very first time in history – the agency to do just that.
- Social media is a curse and a blessing
- Daschshunds are the cutest breed of dog ever
- Neville Longbottom is the true hero of Harry Potter
- There is no such thing as “too many books”
- But there is also a real danger of my TBR pile toppling and crushing me under it’s weight
- Pilates is better than pie and lattes, but only just
- People don’t play enough any more, including me.
If you agree – or even if you don’t – feel free to drop me a line at sarah(at)bloomwellbeing.com.au (but, you know, make sure you type that properly with the @ sign and all. I just want to make sure you’re not a bot.)