Hi, I’m Laura. I’m 32 years old and I’m from a town in the North West of England, called Bolton. I lived in Bolton my entire childhood and teenage life, until I moved to the Sunshine State (Florida) in 2007. I went from cold and rainy to hot and humid. I love living in Florida, you’re never bored because there’s always something to do, and the weather is great. I do miss Bolton though and from time to time, I go back for a visit.
If you hadn’t already guessed, I am a Mum. I have three lovely children who are my entire universe. My eldest is Isabelle. She will be ten years old this year. My middle baby and only boy, is Jax. He’s about to turn seven years old. Then my youngest baby is Abigail who will turn three this year! They were all born in Florida, so they have the cute little American accents going on.
I have a fourth baby, who isn’t a human. It’s my horse, Cassie. I got her when I was fourteen years old. She was the first horse we ever bought and I still have her as my family so kindly moved her to America for me (They knew I would never leave without her). Cassie is a Clydesdale x Thoroughbred. She’s very tall, very chunky and VERY cute! I love that horse more than anything. I literally don’t know what I’m going to do when she isn’t around anymore. Horses have been a lifelong love of mine (Of course I would choose the expensive hobby). I’ve been around them since the age of five and I’ve never given up that love. I started off taking horse riding lessons at a farm in Westhoughton in the UK. I attended summer camps and did a lot of competing. I LOVED jumping! Since moving to America, I’ve had a number of equine-based jobs ranging from being a Groom to Barn Manager, and even owning my own small business at the age of 21. I will never give up horses, I’m kinda obsessed! I’ve made a lot of friends through horses that I still have today. One of them being my best friend, Melody.
My second love (Excluding my kids, duh) is Photography. I’ve always had an appreciation for it but I’ve only been doing it for a couple of years. I finished a Professional Photography course with New York Institute of Photography, which was helpful, but I learned a lot just by picking my camera up and practicing. My love of Photography really sparked after following Ashley Osborn on Instagram and admiring her work. She’s a music photographer, and her work is amazing and I really connected with it. Her concert work really inspired me to buy a camera and explore the world of Photography. I’ve got a lot more to learn but I really enjoy it. I’m currently shooting with a Sony A7II.
I love music. I’ve seen hundreds of bands in concerts. My parents started me off on the love for live music when I was very young. I’m mostly into metal. Lots of heavy, screamy music with insane guitar riffs. But on the flip-side of that, my favourite artist is Taylor Swift. OBSESSED WITH HER! Most of my teenage years were spent getting on a train to Wigan to go to an under 18’s rock club every Tuesday and Thursday. Not before we went to the pub and had a few cheeky drinks. Totally illegal, but back then the pub staff didn’t care. I made a lot of friends at the rock club that I still have today. Sipping on soda and congregating on the dance floor/mosh pit singing our hearts out to each other, it really was all I looked forward to each week. Music and friends. Now I’m older, I’m not interested in nights out. But I still listen to music every day and I still love going to concerts.
Veganism is something you’re probably going to see me write about. It’s my lifestyle and that will never ever change. I became vegetarian when I was eighteen years old and then finally switched to veganism a couple of years ago. I will never go back to eating meat or dairy. It’s 100% about the animals for me. Bottom line is, I have compassion for animals and I will never contribute to their suffering. I’ll go into this another time.
I’m about to wrap this thing up because I feel like I’m talking too much. You’ll learn more about me as I post more.
Thank you for reading.