Amelia recently became a stepmom. Before that, she had been a writer, student, wife, divorcée, friend, daughter, employee, colleague and best friend. But, being a stepmom was such a massive leap in a direction that she hadn’t planned that she started a blog called Suddenly a Mom! This is an outlet for her creative writing, but also a platform on which to document her brand new daughter’s progress and to engage with other moms too…. Read on to find out more about her!
I know that love really does make the world go round, and it covers a multitude of sins. I know that real love is possible; although, for a while, I really doubted that. I know that crash diets will never work, that health is not something to be played with, and that solitude is not necessarily lonely. I also know that, in animals, the purest forms of humanity can be found, and I wish that more people would see that.
My gloriously wonderful husband and child, who saved me from certain death (well, the death of any vestiges of a smile, anyway), hippy music, cheesecake, sun-tanning, braais with friends, a glass of wine with my mom, food (oh my goodness, I do love food), shoes, and writing when I have that writing itch. I love my job as a writer and editor, and frequently have to remind myself that it’s work.
John Irving remains my favourite author for his ability to make me laugh out loud on one page, and then crumple into a snotty heap on the next. That’s powerful stuff, man.
Fairness really does make me happy. And, when I look around and see what animals, children and other hapless folk have to go through, I can only say that I want a fair world. I know and believe that this is coming, and I can’t wait to see it and be part of it!
I want my daughter to grow up happy and healthy, and to know how loved she is; I want shoes to cost less; dogs to have loving homes; and some sort of invention that turns wine into a vitamin. Also, I want a great metabolism and I want to be interviewed by Ellen for my fabulous blog.
Oh darling, only the best. Not.
At the moment, I’m in skinny jeans, a lumo pink shirt, and a snood. I think this is fairly standard for me. I also love shorts as I get so unreasonably hot. I’m tall, so I generally stick to brands that cater to my Amazonian frame.
Lately, my needs boil down to love and chocolate, and they are deliciously met. But this has been after years and years of trying to be somebody I wasn’t. It took ages to realise that you can’t make someone else happy if they don’t want to be. After I shook that burden (aka a lying, cheating husband), I’ve found so much joy in just being me. Now, I have a beautiful family that loves me for who I am. My needs have been met, and exceeded, in every way.
Images: Amelia Meyer