It's great to be here with you today, and I thought I'd use this post, the first in my new Monday Musings series, to introduce me to all of you. If you're ready, let's go...
Though I'm physically based in the northwest of the UK, I don't live in that time zone. WHAT? Almost four years ago, I made one of the best decisions I've to this date ever made. I switched to living by US central time. Don't worry if that confuses you, it has the same effect on most when they find out!
Why did I make that decision? I was spending a lot of time online, talking to friends, who were in various states in the US and more often than not, I'd be awake all night. It didn't take much thought to decide to make the switch, I needed sleep! I chose central because my business associates at that time where in IA, also the minus six hour difference is really easy to work out compared to other zones.
Since then, I've become more and more Americanized. I'm as patriotic and proud of my adopted country as those born in the great USA. My accent is also more American than it is Brit, to the point where I'm often asked here where I'm from in the US! I smile and tell them the south! :) I use US English when I'm writing and I'll write about some of the differences in the two, in next weeks Monday Musings post.
I'm really creative, hence Creative Em, where I blog about card making and paper craft, photography and writing. The site was only started last week, before then I had separate sites for my cards and another for photography. It's easier to have them all in one place. You'll also find me on Facebook.
I look forward to getting to know all of you.