A little bit more about me

I’m Fay, the ‘Felicity’ out of How Felicity Finds (the name my mum wanted to call me). However, the meaning of Fay (not of this planet) is perfect. One thing about me is I’m proud not to be ‘normal’. I live in a beautiful village just outside York in the North East of England, having moved here from London back in 2004, although I am originally from Scotland.

Currently peri-menopausal (7 years and counting), I am awaiting a formal diagnosis of ADHD/ASD (1 year and counting). I am also the proud mum of three recently diagnosed neurodivergent boys (Delayed Processing, SPD, Dyslexia and ADHD). Whilst life is definitely not easy at times whilst we figure ourselves out, the boys are also the best thing to have ever happened to me. Qualified in understanding Specific Learning Difficulties, Autism and Dyslexia, I have spent the last few years learning and researching as much as I can in order to help the well-being of not only myself and the boys, but others also.

Having suffered from depression, PND as well as PTSD, I have been through a lot of therapy and learned a lot over the years. Wearing my heart on my sleeve, I constantly worry about what other people think about me/my kids/my parenting style.  Bullied relentlessly through my junior years at school, I champion diversity, inclusion and equity. Working hard to raise awareness of mental health issues and neurodiversity  As a result, I believe in being open and honest about everything in my life in order to help others.

Life isn’t easy!  By writing about my life and the mistakes I’ve made (and still do), with a bit of humour, I hope others realise that they are not alone.  It’s all about being true to yourself with every decision you make and raising some kick-ass, respectful and world-changing kids along the way. I’d really love it if you joined me on my journey.

Fay x