Whether you’re new here or just taking a peek, welcome. I’m Kim, aka Wally Jay and along with the support of my husband we created this website. We live in Lincoln in the United Kingdon with our three cats and spend our days embracing the ups and downs of everyday life.
Who is WallyJay?
After graduating from the University of Lincoln I spent the next 3 years working on a till…my home life was perfect, I was about to marry my knight in shining armour, and was in the process of moving house to our marital home where we now live with our three ginger cats. However, my creative mind hated my job and we decided to take the plunge and quit my job just in time for the wedding.
I spent the next 6 months trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I tried my luck at candle making, knitting and crochet, and painting with acrylics but nothing gave me a feeling of accomplishment or fulfilment until I tried my hand at writing. Since writing the first chapter back in May of 2017, I have been hooked and since published my first novel and 3 short stories, all available through Amazons Kindle platform.
Throughout life, growing up, attending university and figuring out what I wanted to do, my mental health has been a struggle, specifically with generalised anxiety. From a young girl, I have always been a worrier and have struggled with stress. I would focus too heavily on trivial matters and turn them into big problems in my head. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I was diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. Having a diagnosis of my anxiety has allowed me to recognise my weaknesses and work on improving my outlook on life. I have and will continue to share my experiences and advice towards a healthier mentality, I hope I can help others as others have helped me.
When I’m not writing or entering competitions I love to experiment with wonderful foods. In May 2017, I happened to turn Vegan overnight. It was something that had been playing on my mind for a few years, I often ate Vegetarian alternatives and bought plant-based milks but making it official was the next big step for me and I haven’t looked back since. Being Vegan has helped me no end in my pursuit of good mental and physical health and I have enjoyed adapting and creating my own vegan recipes which I choose to share with you all to enjoy.
What is WallyJay.com
In June of 2017 WallyJay.com started as nothing more than a way for me to talk about my journey as a new author and my published Ebooks, however, it has since evolved to include my personal blog and a platform to share my vegan-friendly recipes. My blog is where I share my personal experiences, my highs and lows with mental health, everyday life and everything in between.
Fast forward to February of 2018, due to the sites growing popularity my husband and I decided to rebuild and drastically improve the site as you now see it. I’m hoping to build upon this work and create the best experiences for you as I share many more recipes and publish new books in the future.
I have some exciting content planned for the future such as; self-help guides for mental health, creative writing 101, everyday general chit-chat about my own personal story so far. Stick around to see how wallyjay.com develops and perhaps subscribe so you don’t miss a post.
If you have any questions or just fancy a natter, you can contact me using my socials at the top and bottom of the site, or by using the contact form from the main menu.