I’m Emma, the author of Devon Maid. I’m a self-confessed story junkie, journalist, marketing/communications officer, outdoors enthusiast and advocate of positive wellbeing.
Devon Maid is my blog and place to share with you an exploration of places: the mind and the great outdoors.
It’s also my sanctuary: a platform where I can write candidly about my wellbeing journey, and voyage towards better self-awareness and curiosity.
If you have tried to quieten down the ‘black dog’ or struggled with your own sense of self at times then this blog may be for you.
Devon forms the backdrop to the stories (mostly) because it’s where I’ve grown up. For me, there is no better place to be. It always yields new surprises and I feel a deep connection to it. Maybe you’re curious about Devon too – this might also be the place for you.
For me, being a positive advocate of wellbeing is about acknowledging the past and understanding it doesn’t need to affect the future.
It’s also about dealing with the here and now; thoughts, feelings, choices. The best way I know how to do that is through writing – I’m not a psychologist or expert – because that’s where I feel safest and am best able to express myself.
This lovely land, from the heights of its moors to its coastal horizons, has been a constant reassuring presence in my life when my mind has felt a bit gnarly.
I’m convinced my mental wellness is connected to this abundant, awesome, epic, most beautiful county and I want to share and celebrate this rural playground with you too.
I hope you enjoy this blog and want to share it with others too.