About

girl in maroon jumper and jeans, sitting on steps

Photo credit: Alex Ivory

Hello! I’m Jo. Welcome to my blog, Adventures in Adulting, I’m really glad you found your way here.

A little bit about me…

I’m 29 and based in the wonderful city of Leeds but originally from the South, with a slightly confused accent. I work as a teaching assistant after a big career change last year, and live with my boyfriend and currently also his parents, who are helping us save our pennies.

I like big chocolatey mochas (which I take ages to drink), snuggling, drawing, stationery, really cold prosecco, dogs, cats, bunnies (okay, all animals) and cheese. Lots of cheese. (Favouring a Wensleydale lately…) I don’t like the cold, diets, rudeness, tea (I’ve tried but I just can’t) or people that take themselves too seriously.

A little bit about the blog…

I care deeply about mental health and body image, and so these are themes I write about (and draw about over on my Instagram). One of the main things I want to achieve is to reassure you! That you’re not the only one that feels like you do – about whatever thing that may be – that we’re all in this together. Because adulting is hard, and it helps to know we’re not alone.

I also write stuff about beauty products I like, baking adventures (that sometimes go well and sometimes don’t), weekend breaks and where to find the best gifts from independent businesses. If you’re as clueless about being a grown-up as me then I figure the best thing we can do is share when we learn some things, so this is the place for me to do just that – share what I’ve learnt with you.

A little bit about you…

What makes you tick? One of my absolute favourite things about blogging is connecting with other people and sharing thoughts and ideas – please do drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!

Jo x

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Email – joanna_paterson@talk21.com

Twitter – @_jopaterson

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