I’m Emma, the author of Devon Maid. I’m a self-confessed story junkie, journalist, marketing/communications officer, (slow) runner 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 journey through depression and voyage into a better, more self aware and accepting environment.
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 alway 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 that it doesn’t need to affect the future. I also want to reach out to others and say the same. The only way I know how to do that is by 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. Let’s go! Em x