About Her

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I’m a common [girl] with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved [you] with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

She was not born with 11 fingers or toes. She was not born with a hole in her heart. In fact, she was born on a hot stinky June afternoon in a crowded maternity ward in Shanghai, not much different at all from the hundreds of infants creating a cacophony around her.

Many years on and she is now a Chinese-Australian, proud of her humble oriental roots and the way her upbringing has helped shape her outlook in life. True to form, she is a Gemini of numerous incongruities; outwardly diffident and inwardly aspirational, outwardly stoic and yet inwardly fragile. She is a banker by trade, a writer at heart, and this, is her love affair with words.


29 Comments Add yours

  1. Dilip says:

    Reading your introduction one can make out you are at peace with yourself. Many good wishes coming your way Jolene πŸ‘

    1. Jolene says:

      Thank you for your kind words, thanks for visiting. ☺️

  2. Jullian says:

    Are you have an social media such as instagram? I think it will be good if you also shared on your instagram..

  3. Jane Gealy says:

    You’ve made pebbles look cute, that’s a very uncommon thing to do!

  4. Very unique about page. Just loved it. Would love reading more of your posts

    1. Jolene says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Shreya, many thanks for visiting! 😊

  5. Jo Smith says:

    Such a unique description! Most bloggers (like me) just write a bland old description of oneself. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

    1. Jolene says:

      Thanks for the encouraging words. I’ve always thought about writing a proper description like yours! Just another thing that I never got around to… πŸ˜‚

  6. Wow ! I loved your posts. Beautiful pictures πŸ™‚

    1. Jolene says:

      Thank you, much appreciate your kindness! 😊

      1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  7. Oh, what a wonderful communicator you are….and, your writing voice is just so very lovely…genuine, humble, sensitive, deep and intriguing. I am so pleased that we have connected…thank you for introducing yourself to….I am really grateful πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Jolene says:

      Thanks so much for your support!

      1. My pleasure πŸ™‚

  8. Idle Muser says:

    A wonderful description of yours. I liked the picture too that you have used here. πŸ™‚
    I am your neighbor, a Cancerian! πŸ˜‰

    1. Jolene says:

      Hihi, thanks very much for your feedback here! My mum is a Cancerian! How did you come by my blog (if you don’t mind me asking)? I’ll be sure to check out yours too! 😁

      1. Idle Muser says:

        Hehe I love canceriansπŸ˜‰ (though they can be bit irritating too at times).😁
        I came across your blog through your comment on someone else’s blog. Sorry don’t remember the name now.πŸ˜›
        Sure. Do check. Waiting for your feedback!☺

      2. Jolene says:

        Hey I won’t argue with you there about cancerians being just a tiny bit irritating at times 😜
        Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to embarking on the WP journey together!

  9. dogslegs says:

    This is a great bio. You’ve nailed it. I always go to a bio first; if someone can draw me in on describing themselves, then chances are that they will write well about all of the other things.

    Also nice to meet a fellow Australian.

    1. Jolene says:

      Thank you! Definitely great to meet another Australian!

  10. KT Marie says:

    Jolene, I’m so glad you found my blog or I’d never have come across yours and I LOVE IT! Everything reads so well, you’ve hit the nail on the head, you are very clearly a writer at heart. And your use of this theme is so clean, I think you’ve inspired a couple of changes to my layout. Thanks again! *Follow*

    1. Jolene says:

      Hihi, lovely to meet you too! Trust me, it took me a while to get the hang of this theme too. I’ll have to revisit yours once you’ve revamped itπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ have fun with it!

  11. Saxon says:

    Light and share is always so powerful. Contrast in life makes things interesting! Great to have found each other’s blogs πŸ™‚

    1. Saxon says:

      A follow from me.

    2. Jolene says:

      There’s so much to learn from others!

  12. I love your words in this “About Her ” page! Your Blog is very nice and enjoyable keep writing and stay connected welcome to the Blogosphere! πŸ™‚ Carolina

    1. Jolene says:

      Thanks heaps, I can be a very contradictory person, but always happy to show all sides (warts and all)…

      1. Always don’t fear to be yourself and show who you are! πŸ˜‰

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