April 11, 2010
I spent my early teenage years going between Australia and England. We moved to Australia when I was 10 and I returned to England twice from 15 to 19. In some ways I had the very best of both worlds. I had the stability and love that was predominant in England and the adventure that came from life in Australia. Although some of those days in Australia were really tough, including the death of my mother, they were also character building and have significantly contributed to the person I am today. Adversity invariably brings growth, even if initially unpleasant.