The story of a Word Nerd.
Hi there. My name is Caz and I’m addicted to words and blogging. Welcome to my world and thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about what I do here. Let’s start with my ‘fancy face’ photo, in full hair and make-up. (Totally not what I’d look like if you knocked on my front door.)
My journey as a blogger started way back in 2009 when the Aussie Blogosphere was small and you could pretty much comment on every other blog in the land. (Try doing that today!) I had always been a bit of a ‘Word Nerd’ and, after seeing a friends blog, I knew this was the place I needed to be. With three little pre-school girls crawling around my feet I fired up my lap-top, bought myself a domain name and let the Word Nerd roam free.
Being a stay-at-home mum was a revelation to me. I’d dreamt about it for so long (I was 33 when my first arrived) and I passionately wanted to do it right. But it didn’t take long to realise I was completely unprepared for how draining and demanding motherhood would be. The Truth About Mummy (the original name of this blog) was my story of coming to terms with the fact that living your dreams can be gut-wrenchingly hard. I basically Word Nerded myself through the process of hanging up my supermum cape and becoming a real life mum.
I loved that blog (and to be honest I still do) but as with all things, it’s had to grow up (along with my three girls). These days my blog is called ‘Word Nerding’ and it’s my space for keeping things real, experimenting with my Tefal Cuisine Companion and over sharing my photos and home renovations.
In my other life (you know, the one I had before kids and obsessive blogging) I work as a case co-ordinator within the disability service system. More recently I’ve studied project management, business management and marketing and these days spend my working hours dividing my time between both worlds.
And now, in the spirit of keeping it real, this is what I really look like ……