Enjoy meeting Anouk Beale
I was ten years old when I told my parents:
'When I am big, I will go and live abroad!' I already knew that back then! For a while as a child I also wanted my own bookshop. I loved reading. As a teenager I worked in a restaurant.. I thoroughly enjoyed waitressing. I noticed that I earned as much in tips as what I got in wages. I worked for a year abroad in a hotel & restaurant, afterwards I dreamt of opening my own luxury hotel. My landslide started when I was 22, I was diagnosed with MS. At first I only heard all the things I could no longer do. After six months I decide not to let the illness, MS, lead my live. I still dreamt of the hotel but now with extra services like yoga, meditation areas and energy providing meals. I moved abroad to Ireland what I had always wanted to do.
The following seven years I lived as if there was no MS. Every two years I had a relapse I lost my vision and the power in my legs. After getting medication everything came back like before. I would happily get on with life like I had had nothing more than flu. The land slided completely when I was 29... It felt like my energy was stored in a colander. A couple of months of sleep helped, but I still didn’t have a lot of energy. I was extremely bored because there was nothing wrong with my brain. I missed work and earning money. I wanted to keep dreaming about a future that was worthwhile. Gradually my interest for books came back.
At night time I dreamt a lot and intensely. During the day I thought about work I could do from home. For weeks I had the same dream. I decided to write down my dream in the hope that I would sleep better. That night I slept like a baby. The next day I continued writing the dream and extend the story. I got energy from the writing and coming up with the rest of the story. I slept fantastically at night time. I would wake up with lots of energy which got doubled by the writing. My hotel dream got replaced by my dream of publishing my book. It is not an easy road; Plenty of challenges. But during these searches, dreams and - it might sound strange- my Illness I learned a lot about myself. Amazing all the things a human can do!
Now I write when my 22 month old toddler has her nap and in the evening when my husband
is working and she is a sleep.
I love writing all genres. Writing is just like telling your story but only you can tell more people and help more people. I have a very big imagination and found that I had a re-occurring dream that kept coming back till the day I wrote it down. Now the dream has become a story about Irish myths and legends and how we can get the most out of life. I have a 22 month old daughter who keeps me on my toes. With a nice stories I want to help the reader.
I have a children’s story called Buteo Buteo for sale on Amazon.
Daniel and the otherworld the story that came together from my dreams will be for sale by the end of the year.
Sickly Perfect my life story and how I dealt with 2 life changing illnesses will be for sale at the beginning of 2013.